With the holidays coming up, nothing makes a better gift than something you have made yourself. Not only is it a sentimental choice, but it is an economical one as well! With our Layered Mermaid Soap Tutorial, we were able to make 4 soaps. This means we can give two gifts with one batch!
Layered Mermaid Soap Tutorial
What I love about this Layered Mermaid Soap Tutorial is how easy it is. You do not have to be an experienced soap maker to pull this craft off! With a few supplies from the craft store, you will have your friends and family thinking you bought these soaps in a boutique!
When the kids and I have a full day to hang out during the holidays, we are in the kitchen together. We will turn on the holiday music and start baking and crafting. I love that we are making such sweet memories when we are together like this! I also appreciate they are learning how to be more thoughtful by making and giving a gift from the heart.
This craft is easy enough that the older kids can make it themselves. For the younger ones, they can help add the color, scented oil or the glitter. As long as everyone feels involved in the craft, I truly feel they will take pride in whatever part they played in creating it!
1-pound melt and pour soap base
1-2 teaspoons scented oil of your choice
1-3 drops of teal, light blue and purple soap colorant
1-2 teaspoons of teal, light blue and purple chunky cosmetic glitter
1 large microwave safe bowl or measuring cup
3 smaller measuring cups
Massage soap mold
Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
Yields 4 soaps
Step 1: Cut the soap base into squares and place into a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup. Heat for 30 seconds. Repeat, stirring after each, until melted. Add scented oil to the bowl/measuring cup. Separate mixture evenly into the 3 smaller measuring cups.
Step 2: Put 1-2 drops of color, one in each of the three measuring cups.
Step 3: Mix in the coordinating colors of glitter to each of the measuring cups.
Step 4: Spray the mold with the rubbing alcohol.
Step 5: Pour the teal soap into each mold. Spray the top with the rubbing alcohol. This prevents bubbles from forming. Allow to harden at least one hour.
Spray the teal layer of soap with the rubbing alcohol. This helps the layers adhere to one another. Repeat steps with the other colors. To remove, gently pop the soaps out and store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag until ready to use.