Simone (3) loves to draw on the wall during a shower. I need her to do something so I can have 5 minutes to un-tangle her curly hair. We bought some bath crayons from a store not too long ago and they just didn't last very long. So I figured I would make them myself!
As always, I looked to Pinterest for inspiration. Turns out, making your own soap crayons is super easy!
- block of glycerin soap (I used clear, but you could use the white kind)
- food coloring
- glass measuring cup
- spoon/spatula to stir
- ice cube tray/crayon mold/etc.
- knife and cutting board
The steps to make them are incredibly easy!
1) cut cubes of the block soap. 1 cube= one crayon for me.
2) put 2 cubes in the measuring glass (making 2 crayons of the same color. so 4 cubes= 4 crayons of the same color). Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds until melted.
3) add food coloring and stir until color looks good. Word to the wise: when you think you have enough color, add more. I didn't add enough and ended up with a few crayons that didn't make any marks! The more color you add the darker the marks it will make.
4) pour into your mold or ice-cube tray. Let it harden (this may take a few minutes, or a few hours depending on how big your mold is).
5) pop out of the mold and enjoy!
I think I will make these in all shapes and colors and give them as gifts! In any case, it is much cheaper than buying them in the store!