Get your kids busy and entertained this weekend with this awesome idea. Use recycled paper to paint in, you can buy it at any store or, use your own recycled paper (those pages printed on one side that you´ll never use again).

DIY soap crayons for your kids


  • Glycerin soap
  • Popsicle molds with large handles
  • Bright soap dye or food coloring
  • Soap scents or essential oils
  • Plastic spoon or knife for stirring
  • Double boiler or microwave safe glass measuring dish with a spout (like Pyrex)


Get your dyes, scents, stirring utensils, and molds ready before you start melting your glycerin soap.  Have everything opened, lined up, and ready to go! You’ll have to work fast once the soap is melted.

Cut your soap into slices or cubes.  Put the desired amount into your double boiler, or microwave safe bowl.

Once it’s all melted, add in your dye and scent/oil.  Stir until it is just mixed in.

Immediately pour it into your molds.  If you are layering colors, the prep time between each color is enough to let the previous layer set up.

Gently tap the sides of your molds to prevent bubbles.  If you can’t get your bubbles to disappear, lightly spritz them with rubbing alcohol.  

Let them sit for a minimum of 4 hours.

Slowly pull the soap crayons out.  If they don’t budge with just a little bit of pulling, do not force them.  Try demolding them with warm water