It still doesn’t feel like spring to me, but the abundance of Easter-themed goodies has me thinking of Spring and Easter – well, chocolate eggs specifically. I just love chocolate eggs (who doesn’t, right?) and while this easy craft is NOT edible, it sure looks and smells like it is. Come take a look at how to make these Easter-egg shaped mini DIY soaps to decorate your bathroom and download the free basket template to make your own set!
Easter Egg DIY Soaps Supplies:
- Darice Goat Milk Soap
- 1 tsbp Cocoa Powder
- 10 drops of Chocolate Fragrance Oil
- Box Cutter
- Darice Mini Plastic Easter Eggs
- Microwaveable Glass Container
- Basket Template (download here)
- Core’dinations Kraft Colored Cardstock
- Drill with a Small and a Large Bit or Rotary Tool
- Packing Tape, Scissors, Stapler, Glue
- Darice Green Paper Shred
Step 1. Using a drill or rotary tool, make a hole on the bottom of your egg. For convenience, choose a small bit first, and after you have pre-drilled a hole, continue with a larger bit until you have your desired opening size. You can also use a small bit and then use a polishing stone attachment on your rotary tool to melt the plastic.
Step 4. Put the soap blocks in a microwaveable glass container and add a tablespoon of cocoa powder and about 1o drops of fragrance oil (use a chocolate scent or something similar like cookie jar). Melt it in the microwave in 15 second intervals, mixing it in between and until it’s fully melted (you do not want it bubbly).
Step 5. Carefully pour your melted soap inside the egg container. If your soap is fully melted and hot, you should not need a funnel. Make sure to do this step over a sink to avoid cleaning up a mess should the egg overflow! You may want to use a mitt as well while doing this as you have to hold the egg steady while pouring – I like using a silicone mitt as it gives me more flexibility in holding the eggs as opposed to a quilted mitt. Prop the eggs up bottom side up (I used plastic bags to cushion them) and let them set for about 2 hours.
Step 6. Once set, pop your eggs out of the plastic egg container. It may need a bit of squishing to get it out. As you have noticed, you will have a middle line on the egg. You can remove this by using a box cutter and gently cutting those parts out.
Step 7. Here’s a comparison of eggs with the middle part cut out (the on in the middle) and the untouched. You can skip cutting the middle line out if it doesn’t bother you. Smoothen the eggs with a teensy bit of water to make them shiny.
Caution: Please make sure to supervise children while in the vicinity of the DIY soaps as they are not edible. They do smell like real chocolate! You can also add a label so people (specially house guests) will know that these aren’t meant for eating.
Happy crafting, folks!