Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine’s Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine’s Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone. All you need is a package of dollar or discount store erasers, a clear melt and pour soap base, red colorant and an optional fragrance oil.
DIY Valentine’s Day Soaps for Kids
21.5 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
.5 oz. fragrance oil of choice, optional
3 mL Crafters Choice™ Matte Americana Red Liquid Pigment, or similar
Tools & Supplies:
Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold
spray bottle with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
package of dollar or discount store erasers
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
graduated transfer pipette
utensils for stirring
This DIY Valentine’s Day soaps for kids project yields six heart shaped soaps with erasers embedded inside.
Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out 13.5 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Using your Chef’s knife, cut into square chunks and place into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted, stirring in between heatings. Keep a close eye on your soap and be careful not to let it boil.
Using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out 3 mL of your liquid soap pigment and stir into the melted soap base entirely it’s thoroughly incorporated.
Weigh out .3 oz. of the fragrance oil you’ve chosen to use and stir into the melted soap base.
Now place your silicone mold onto the cutting board for stability and pour the red colored soap base evenly into all six of the heart shaped mold cavities, about 2/3rds of the way full.
Spritz the top of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then carefully use the cutting board to transfer the soap filled mold to the refrigerator. (Don’t put your soap in the freezer as it can make your soap base cloudy.)
Once your soaps have hardened completely through, remove the mold from the refrigerator.
Now prepare your second layer of soap.
Weigh out the remaining 8 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base. Using your Chef’s knife, cut into square chunks and place into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted, stirring in between heatings. Keep a close eye on your soap and be careful not to let it boil.
Now weigh out the remaining .2 oz. of fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base.
Spritz the tops of the red soap hearts you previously poured with alcohol, then place one eraser into the center each of the mold cavities on top of the red soap.
Spritz with alcohol again, then pour the clear soap base you just melted carefully on top of the red soap and erasers.
Spritz the top of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles. Then allow the soap to cool either in the fridge or at room temperature. (Don’t put your soap in the freezer as it can make your soap base cloudy.)
Once your DIY Valentine’s day soaps for kids have fully hardened carefully remove them from the mold cavities and wrap in food service film.
If you like this Valentine’s Day soapmaking project, then you may also like my other DIY Valentine’s day projects. They include the following recipes: You’re Scent-sational! Printable Valentines with custom scented mini perfumes, DIY Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Valentine’s Day Soaps, Chocolate & Rose Valentine’s Truffle Bath Melts Recipe, Cardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Hearts Recipe, DIY Conversation Heart Soaps, Heart Shaped Jelly Soap Recipe, DIY Valentine’s Day Easy Massage Oil Recipe, DIY Homemade Tri-Color Lip Balm Recipe,Homemade Melt & Pour Chocolate Truffle Soap Recipe, Natural Chocolate Rose Hand and Body Cream Recipe, Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe, Organic Vegan Lip Tint Recipe for Valentine’s Day, Skin Loving Natural Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe, Custom Scented Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe, and Warming Chili & Chocolate Natural Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe.
DIY Valentine’s Day project that use the same Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold as this recipe include the following: DIY Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars, DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Soaps, DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Bacon Soaps, Handmade Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Soap Recipe, Patchouli Rose Melt and Pour Complexion Soap Recipe, Valentine’s Day Homemade Heart Shaped Soap Recipe, DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts, and Natural Handmilled Heart Shaped Lavender Sea Salt Soap Recipe.
Discover even more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. Or for Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy, check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Or for more of my homemade soap recipes as well as other skin care recipes and craft projects, be sure to follow my other boards on Pinterest as well. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.
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