Homemade Bars of Soap

Making homemade bars of soap is a craft that I have always enjoyed doing. It is easy to do and makes for a good time. You can make it as a fun birthday party activity or just something to personalize your bathroom with.


  •  Soap making kit, found at Michaels. (contains pre-made, clear Shea butter soap)
  •  Soap fragrance, found at Michaels.
  •  Soap colorant, found at Michaels.
  •  A microwave safe cup
  •  Soap molds
  •  A spoon to stir the coloring and fragrance into the heated soap
  •  Glitter if you want to add it into your soap

ArtMinds Soap Making, Shea Butter Soap ArtMinds Soap Fragrance, Honey AlmondArtMinds Colorant, Red, Blue and Yellow


  1. The pre-made clear soap found at Michaels is a block of soap cut into cubes that can be broken off. First, break off 2-3 cubes, depending on how much soap you want, from the block and put them into your cup.
  2. Heat the cup with the soap in the microwave for 40 seconds or until it is melted. Caution: it is very hot, so be careful not to burn yourself.
  3. After you take the soap out of the microwave, leave it in the cup and add a few drops of the soap colorant and fragrance into it and stir it all together. You can combine colors to make new colors. If you want some sparkles, add a dash of glitter into it. Be careful your soap doesn’t get too cool because the top will start drying. If that happens put it back in the microwave for a few seconds.
  4. Once you are happy with the color and sent, pour the soap into the molds.
  5. Let the soap cool inside the molds for about an hour and then apply gentle pressure on the mold to pop them out.
  6. Put your new soap into your bathroom and it is ready for use!

I have made this many times, especially when I was younger. It is a fun thing for kids to do on play dates or at birthday parties. It is not only for children though. This soap can look good in any bathroom because you can personalize it to your own liking. It is a great gift to give as well! I have been able to find all the supplies needed for this project at Michaels. If there isn’t a Michaels near you, try looking at a local craft store!



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