Kid’s Play-Do Soap

I don’t know about you but I love it when school starts. I love seeing the children scampering off of the bus heading for home with brightly color pictures in hand and ear to ear grins on their faces. I can just hear them bursting in the door, their back packs dangling crookedly from their shoulders as they tell you all about their day a mile a minute. What an image!

 

I can also imagine the mothers must enjoy the peace that occurs during the day while the children are at school. However, I think most people know at least one child who shows some anxiety to starting school each year. I remember I did! I wondered about how you could make school so exciting and friendly that kids wanted to go! I thought it would be nice to make a nice bright fun smelling soap that looked like it had been made with play-dough. I wanted something eye catching and exciting.

 

I decided to make this soap doing a column swirl. Have you seen any pictures of column swirls? I have seen some that are just geourgous! I just wanted to reach through my computer  screen and take them! That is saying something considering how many STACKS of bars of soap I have. (Please don’t ask me about the liquid soap, please don’t ask me about the liquid soap.) ;-)  I filled a small bottle with water so it would not tip and put it in the center of my mold. I sure had a great time!

 

For those who are not familiar with column swirls, let me explain them to you. A column swirl is where an object (I used a small jar) is placed in the center of the mold. Then pour the different colors of soap over the column. Change up the colors as frequently or often as it appeals to you. Once all of the soap has been poured into the mold, remove the column. Using a spoon or straw, swirl the soap into any pattern desired. Allow the soap to sit for 24 hours and cut. Allow for curing time.

 

With this being a play-do soap a bright yellow, dark purple, strong blue, forest green and a bright red. I didn’t want this soap to blend into the background. Well… unless the background is playdo. Do you think I accomplished my goal? Come join me in the kitchen for some brightly colored, child like fun!

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Amethyst Pink
Lavender Fields
Mint Green
Ultramarine Blue
Yellow Lip Balm Color
Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.2 ounces Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Amethyst Pink6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.2 ounces Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Lavender Fields 

6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.2 ounces Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Mint Green

 

6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.2 ounces Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Ultramarine Blue

 

6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.2 ounces Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Yellow Lip Balm Color

Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
6 grams Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Amethyst Pink170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
6 grams Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Lavender Fields 

170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
6 grams Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Mint Green

 

170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
6 grams Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Ultramarine Blue

 

170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
6 grams Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Yellow Lip Balm Color

Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
1% Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Amethyst Pink25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
1% Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Lavender Fields 

25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
1% Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Mint Green

 

25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
1% Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Ultramarine Blue

 

25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
1% Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Yellow Lip Balm Color

Weigh all of the oils in a single kit into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved for each soap kit. Add the Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil and color and mix well. Pour different colors over a center object into a mold, swirl and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Prepared Soap Kit
Mixing Blue Soap
Colored Soaps Ready to Pour
Pouring Soap into Mold
Pouring Soap into Mold
Pouring Soap into Mold
Pouring Soap into Mold
Soap in Mold
Swirling Soap
Swirled Soap
Finished Soap Ready to Cut - Top

Finished Soap Ready to Cut - Bottom
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4 thoughts on “Kid’s Play-Do Soap”

  1. That is so awesome!!! Your soap turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing. I love starting off my morning with something creative. :) Marjo

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  2. I have bought some mineral pigments from another supplier in Europe, about 5 grams each colour. I have lost my patience, I want to play with them too :-). this soap seems a fantastic project :)

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