SCK Tries… DIY Jelly Soap Surprise

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It’s another edition of SCK Tries where we try out a DIY to see how it works in real life and whether we’d recommend you give it a go. This time I’m trying jelly soap – with a kawaii surprise!

The Original DIY

DIY jelly soap

My daughter loves bath time, so I thought a colorful gelatin soap craft would be a fun one to try together. The instructions can be found at Bitz ‘n Giggles.

Materials & Process

DIY jelly soap

When doing a craft with a little one, the less components the better. This soap has only 4 ingredients – unflavored gelatin, boiling water, liquid hand soap, and food coloring. You’ll need 3 tools – a bowl, a spoon or spatula for mixing, and a soap mold. The instructions call for a silicone mold but I used an old muffin tin sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and that worked just fine.

DIY jelly soap

Since it’s summer, we made this outside which made for easy clean-up. I poured the boiling water into the bowl and then my daughter added the gelatin and the soap. I poured the mix into the muffin tin and it was enough to fill 4 spots. I let her add 5 drops of food coloring to each mold so that she could make each soap whatever color the wanted. Then I let her add a prize (tiny toys I had collected over the years like a plastic ring and a few Squinkies – remember Squinkies?) to each soap. We put the soap in the freezer for an hour and they were set enough to scoop out of the muffin tin with a spoon.

The End Result

DIY jelly soap

It was very easy to get my daughter to bath time that night! She was so excited about the prize inside, even though she already knew what it was. The jelly soap didn’t last very long in the bath, maybe 5 minutes, but it did color the whole bath pink which was fun.

DIY jelly soap

Jelly soap is fun and fast craft that got 2 soapy thumbs up from my girl.

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