I enjoy finding fun stocking stuffers for my kids almost as much as their actual gifts but trying to find non-candy gifts can be quite challenging. Here’s a great idea for fun DIY soap stocking stuffers that will not only keep them entertained but also keep them clean! A 2 pound block of clear glycerin soap will make approximately 6 bags of DIY soap, making this project not only easy but inexpensive too.
DIY Soap Stocking Stuffers Supplies:
- Darice Clear Glycerin Soap Block
- Darice Small Plastic Figurines
- Darice 3″ x 10″ Treat Bags
- Soap Dye
- 1/4″ Red Ribbon
Step One. Pick which toys you’d like to suspend in the soap. Darice has tons of options for small plastic figures to choose from. You can stick with the same aquatic theme that I’m using in this tutorial or make it crazy and mix it up!
Step Two. Following the instructions found on the package, use either a double boiler or microwave to melt the soap. Try not to stir it too much to prevent air bubbles. Once soap is completely melted, remove from heat source and add a few drops of turquoise dye. Remember that the dye is super concentrated so less is definitely more! You can start with just a few and increase if necessary.
Step Three. Carefully pour a little bit of the soap into the bottom of the treat bag and allow to harden almost completely. You can submerge in an ice bath for a few minutes if you need to speed up the process a bit. Drop the toy piece into place, maneuvering it to be in the correct position. Add more melted soap over the toy and crimp the bag shut. You can again wait for it to harden or place back into the ice bath (as shown below.)
Step Four. Once the DIY soap has hardened completely, secure opening with a ribbon, add free printable label, and trim of any excess plastic.
What kid wouldn’t love to bathe with this super fun soap stocking stuffer? Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have a fabulous holiday season!
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