Find me a dirty kid who could refuse one of these DIY Rainbow Soap Popsicles. I dare you. They look good enough to eat, but I promise they will get you squeaky clean and not taste very good. Not only that, they are crazy easy to make. No really I mean like if you have a microwave and access to the craft store you are good to go.
Think the soap pops are cute, just wait until you see the end of my latest video for DIY Network – DIY This with Jennifer Perkins. There is an added unicorn horn soap pop! Read on for more soap tips!
- Clear Glycerin Soap
- Soap Color
- Popsicle Mold
- Craft Sticks
- Spray Bottle
- Knife and Cutting Board
- Small Microwave Safe Bowl
Can we take a minute to talk about how cute my new cutting board from Daiso is. Ok thanks. ANYWAY the glycerin soap comes in a giant block ready to be cut into smaller cubes. Each colored layer took about 2 cubes for 4 popsicles.
Follow manufacturers instructions for melting and dying your soap. Most soap colors come in sets of three. I bought the primary package so I could mix colors and make the rainbow. Also, if you want to add scent now is the time. In a nut shell – nuke for 15 seconds, stir in color, pour.
Allow time for each layer to cool before adding the next color to avoid bleeding. Also this is where that rubbing alcohol comes in. Put the alcohol in a spray bottle. Spritz each layer to pop excess bubbles and to also make sure each layer of soap sticks together.
After the orange layer starts to congeal add a popsicle stick. Keep an eye to make sure the stick stays straight and centered. Continue pouring each layer until the mold is full and you’ve reached Roy G. Biv perfection. Pop the mold into the freezer for 30 minutes or so. Boil a pot of water. Quickly dip the mold in the water to release the soap pops.
The hardest part about this DIY is reminding the kids that these popsicles are soap and you can’t eat them. Trust me, I’ve caught my lot sniffing at them more than once just to double check. Are you suddenly feeling like you need a bath or that your hands might need washing? Ya I thought so.
Want more popsicle inspiration? Sure you do, who wouldn’t.
Paintsicles – Just in case you did not have enough fun tormenting your kids with soapsicles, try paintsicles. Kid’s paint freezes up nice and hard. That is all left to do is wait for inspiration to strike and a sunny day.
Popsicle Stick Planter – Save those sticks and get crafty. Well ok, that is a lot of popsicles to eat to make this planter (or this basket) luckily you can buy popsicle sticks in bulk and did I mention you can dye and paint them?
Bomb Pop Shirt – Popsicles make great appliqués and I know from experience. Especially glittery ones!