Gingerbread Man DIY Snow Globe Soaps: DIY Holiday Gifts for Kids
Need a unique holiday gift idea for the kids or grandkids? These adorable DIY gingerbread man snow globes soaps make the perfect gift. And they’re small enough to tuck inside a Christmas stocking to gift as stocking stuffers! Not only will your recipients actually get excited about bath time, they get to play with the the gingerbread man toy inside once all the soap is gone. Keep reading to learn how to make these adorable DIY snow globe soaps now.
Unique Holiday Gift Idea for Kids: DIY Snow Globe Soaps
If you’re looking for a fun homemade gift idea for the holidays, then you’ll definitely want to consider these super cute gingerbread man DIY snow globe soaps! Kids love bathing with these fun, seasonally inspired snow globe soaps. And once the soap is gone, they are left with a little gingerbread man figurine they can take along with them on all of their holiday adventures!
Holiday Gingerbread Man DIY Snow Globe Soaps
Recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus
10.5 oz. Clear Melt & Pour Soap Base
1.5 oz. White Melt & Pour Soap Base
1 teaspoon Matte American Red Liquid Pigment
1 teaspoon Super Sparkle Iridescent Glitter
10 ml Peppermint Stick Fragrance Oil
10 Mini Gingerbread Men Toys
Supplies & Equipment:
Cookie Sheet or Cutting Board
2 – Cake Pop Silicone Molds
Plastic Transfer Pipette
Digital Kitchen Scale
Knife or Soap Cutter
2 – 2 Cup or larger Pyrex Measuring Cups
The recipe for these gingerbread man DIY snow globe soaps yields 10 holiday themed soaps. However if you purchase the snow globe kit you can actually make up to 12 by slightly increasing the recipe. (The gingerbread men are sold in packs of twelve.) You can make 8 DIY snow globe soapss with one cake pop silicone mold in two stages – as it only has 8 cavities – or you can make them all at once if you have two of these molds.
Start by filling a small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. You will be using this to spritz on after each layer of soap to prevent bubbles and help the layers adhere to one another. You’ll also want to place your silicone mold onto a cookie sheet or cutting board in case you need to move the soaps while they are still setting up inside the mold.
Now begin making your DIY snow globe soaps by first weighing out the clear melt & pour soap base. Cut it into chunks with a knife or soap cutter then melt in the microwave just until melted. This melt & pour soap base melts really fast – under a minute! – so watch it carefully. Once melted, measure out the Peppermint Stick Fragrance Oil with a plastic transfer pipette and stir into the soap base. Measure out the glitter and stir it in as well.
Now place one gingerbread man into each of the mold cavities and slowly pour the melted soap base into each cavity. Leave room around the lip of the mold so there is room to add the “snow” and snow globe base. Once you have filled each cavity equally with soap, spritz the top of the soaps with alcohol and allow to set up. (This base will set up fairly quickly if not overheated. Just don’t put it in the freezer or it will cloud your clear soap base.) Set the remaining soap base aside for use later.
Once your soap has solidified, weigh out and melt the white melt & pour soap base in a second measuring cup. Spritz the tops of the solidified soap again with alcohol then slowly pour the white soap evenly in each cavity. Spritz with alcohol and allow to set up.
Once the new layer of soap has solidified, re-melt the clear soap with fragrance and glitter. Next, Stir in just enough red pigment to created a deep red color. Spritz the molded soaps with alcohol, then slowly pour the red soap – what will be the snow globe “base” – into each cavity until filled. Spritz again with alcohol and allow to solidify.
Once the snow globe soaps have completely set up, remove them from the mold cavities and wrap tightly with professional plastic food wrap film. This will keep them from sweating. Then label and add any other additional packaging as desired and they are ready to gift! These snow globe soaps make great homemade stocking stuffers. Or gift them in a box of other fantastic treats for the holidays!
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October 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm
Thank you for the opportunity
October 17, 2013 at 2:35 am
I haven’t made soap in a while and I want to get back into it.
October 17, 2013 at 8:20 am
This is such a cute gift idea!
October 17, 2013 at 11:33 am
These are so adorable, thanks for the great pictorial,
October 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm
JUst love love love this idea! i cant wait to try it out!
October 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm
That is so cute! Ive never made soap before and to say that I made it would feel really good. Thanks for the site, I want to order lots of stuff so I can get started!
October 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm
I’ve been eyeing this kit on WSP website….my grandkids would love these.
October 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm
I would like to win this for my niece because she collects snow globes.
October 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm
I would love to win this to do with my nephew when it’s a snowy day and we are stuck inside.
October 17, 2013 at 9:29 pm
October 17, 2013 at 10:08 pm
I love Christmas crafts! They are so fun!
October 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm
The kit looks amazing! Thank you for sharing this with us.
October 19, 2013 at 3:49 am
I just started making soap, and It’s so much fun! I would love to give this kit a try and use these guys as little stocking stuffers and gifts for friends.
October 20, 2013 at 11:56 am
October 20, 2013 at 9:42 pm
I like the “Oatmeal Scrubby Soap Kit!”
Many thanks, Cindi
October 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm
So love these snow globe soaps!
October 21, 2013 at 1:52 am
I have many nieces and nephews and these would be so cute to give to them. Thanks for a great giveaway!
October 21, 2013 at 8:35 am
This is such a cute kit — I’d love to make these with my children to give as holiday gifts.
October 21, 2013 at 8:46 am
OMG this is SO cute. Thanks for the divine tutorial.
October 21, 2013 at 11:34 am
I would love to make these for my nephew and grandbabies, they are just tooo cute!
October 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm
such a nice gift idea!!
October 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm
I would love to try and make lip balm. The Sweet Orange Lip Balm Kit looks cool
October 24, 2013 at 10:20 am
These are precious!!!
October 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm
Love these gingerbread soaps! They would be so cute as party favors for my cookie exchange party!!
October 29, 2013 at 2:43 pm
These would make great gifts!
October 29, 2013 at 9:27 pm
Would be fun to make with a friend
October 30, 2013 at 5:27 am
Great Blog! So beautifully designed, such lovely writing!
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October 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm
I want to win this for me and my girls to do together.
October 31, 2013 at 12:13 pm
I would love to win! My kids would really enjoy making it. Thanks for the chance!
October 31, 2013 at 10:05 pm
I want to win the snowglobe soap kit
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