How to Make Soap at Home for Halloween

Today we have the cutest DIY Halloween soap craft for kids to make their own customized Halloween soap bars. Only 3 things are needed to make this simple Halloween soap filled with toy spiders and creepy eyeballs making it a quick and easy Halloween craft that can be used at home or given as a gift.

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Let’s make some Halloween soap!

Halloween Soap Craft For Kids

I’ve always been partial to those darling handcrafted soaps with spiders and bugs trapped inside that you often find at boutique stores. They are so fun and festive!

They are simple to make and relatively inexpensive. I’ll show you how to make homemade soap this Halloween – soap that your kids will actually want to use!

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Here is how to make homemade soap for Halloween

supplies you need to make the Halloween soap from scratch at home - halloween themed toys and glycerine
Here is what you will need to make this fun Halloween soap craft.

Supplies Needed

  • Block of glycerin soap (available at any craft store like Michael’s or Jo-Ann’s)
  • silicone muffin mold
  • small plastic spiders (eyeballs or bugs work too)
  • Knife to cut the glycerin soap
  • Scissors to trim the toys
  • Tweezers to place toys in melted soap

Directions To Spooky Halloween Soap Bars

Step 1

Cut the glycerin block along the pre-scored lines, filling each cup of a flexible silicone muffin mold with two sections of soap.

Surprisingly, the soap cuts easily with a knife!

Step 2

Another option is to cut the glycerin up and place all of the soap sections (2-3 per muffin cup) into a microwaveable bowl. Then, microwave the soap as directed and quickly pour into the muffin mold.

Step 3

Put the silicone muffin mold into the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the glycerin. It’s likely that you’ll need to continue to heat the soap; do so for 10 seconds at a time and then recheck it.

Step 4

Remove melted soap from the microwave and place on a flat surface. (Bear in mind, the silicone muffin mold bends very easily, so you may want to remove the glass tray from your microwave with the muffin mold on top to avoid spilling the soap.)

Step 5

Using tweezers, push small plastic Halloween toys face down in the melted soap.

Step 6

Allow the soap to cool (at least 40 minutes).

Step 7

Once the soap has fully hardened, gently pop the bars out of the flexible muffin cups. (My 4-year-old daughter became a pro at this!)

Step 8

Cover soap bars with tissue paper or clear wrap and tie with ribbon.

Give some of your homemade Halloween soap to friends and family – but make sure to keep at least one bar for your bathroom!

Finished Halloween Soap Craft

And that’s all there is to it! Now you know how to make soap at home!

These homemade gifts make for a cute Halloween party favor or a non-candy addition to treat bags.

And who knows, maybe your own little ghosts and goblins will want to wash their hands when they see how fun the soap is!

How to Make Soap at Home for Halloween

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Have you always wanted to learn how to make soap at home? Then, you’re in the right place! With 3 items you can easily make these little Halloween soaps filled with toy spiders and even creepy eyeballs.

Materials

  • Block of glycerin soap (available at any craft store like Michael’s or Jo-Ann’s)
  • silicone muffin mold
  • small plastic spiders (eyeballs or bugs work too)

Instructions

  1. Cut the glycerin block along the pre-scored lines, filling each cup of a flexible silicone muffin mold with two sections of soap.
  2. Another option is to cut the glycerin up and place all of the soap sections (2-3 per muffin cup) into a microwaveable bowl. Then, microwave the soap as directed and quickly pour into the muffin mold.
  3. Put the silicone muffin mold into the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the glycerin. It’s likely that you’ll need to continue to heat the soap; do so for 10 seconds at a time and then recheck it.
  4. Remove melted soap from the microwave and place on a flat surface. (Bear in mind, the silicone muffin mold bends very easily, so you may want to remove the glass tray from your microwave with the muffin mold on top to avoid spilling the soap.)
  5. Using tweezers, push small plastic Halloween toys face down in the melted soap.
  6. Allow the soap to cool (at least 40 minutes).
  7. Once the soap has fully hardened, gently pop the bars out of the flexible muffin cups. (My 4-year-old daughter became a pro at this!)
  8. Cover soap bars with tissue paper or clear wrap and tie with ribbon.
  9. And that’s all there is to it! Now you know how to make soap at home!

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Have you ever made homemade Halloween soap? Or soap for any other holiday? Share with us any tips or tricks below!

2 Comments

  1. This is awesome! I might do this for classroom treats, rather than more candy.

  2. Wow! Great and interesting activity i will try it at home myself. Thanks for sharing HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN SOAP RECIPE with us.

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