Back to school means back to germs and getting sick. I know that I am a stickler for hand washing especially right after school, which was what inspired me to make it more fun! Regular soap does the trick but can be boring, so why not make it more interesting for your kiddies by making some of this super easy to make and fun to play with moldable soap for kids!
This soap is made with only four ingredients and works wonders for washing hands or bodies in the tub. It’s kind of like play dough but soap instead! You can scrub with it, squish it around and mold it into different shapes- and it really does clean!
To make one batch, which is one or two small balls of soap, you’ll need:
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons pure castile soap (I used Dr. Bronner’s Lavender soap)
5 tablespoons sweet almond oil
Mix your ingredients together in a large bowl, minus the food coloring, until your soap sticks together. You will want to knead it by hand to get it to the consistency of play dough. If it’s a little too sticky add a touch more cornstarch and if it’s top dry, add a little more soap. Once it’s able to stick together and kneads so it’s like a stretchy dough, then divide it into some small balls each in their bowl. I doubled my recipe so I could have some for each of the bathrooms, so if you use one batch, you will have a little less soap then I did.
To color if, add a touch of food coloring, I used my fondant coloring from Wilton’s since it is more condensed, but you can use any food coloring, just remember to only add a tiny but or it will through the consistency of the dough off.
Knead each color in by hand until it is all mixed, and then you are ready to wash with it! You can make any color under the rainbow and play around with different combos too.
When you are ready to wash with it, teach your kids to just pinch off a little bit and scrub until it’s gone. We put some in each bathroom so we can have clean hand no matter what! This soap smells fantastic too. Dr. Bronne’s makes a peppermint scent (which would be fun for the holidays!) and also an unscented one if you are sensitive to that. My kids just love this soap. It brings hand washing to a whole new level!