My kids and I love doing crafts together and we love finding new products that help us along with our crafting ideas. We loved working with All-Natural Spa Soaps by SmartLab Toys. It’s an easy craft to make and ends up being great for simple gifts. We gave our soaps to my daughter’s dance teachers but you could also use them for Mother’s day or a great stocking stuffer.
The kit comes with a how-to guide, clean soap, white soap, three different color soaps, stirring spoon, pouring spoon, gift boxes and soap molds. After reading the directions, I pulled out food coloring, essential oils, mint leaves, and coconut oil. These extras aren’t needed to create beautiful soaps, but they added a fun twist to each bar of soap you make. The guide book gives some great ideas on how to make unique soaps.
You will need a microwave safe bowl to melt the soap in. This task should be done by an adult, as the soap can get very hot. Once the soap base is melted you add your scents, colors and mint leaves (flower petals, etc…). You then pour them into your soap molds. Be careful while doing this. I had my kids use the pouring spoon, I just poured from the cups.
We made several kinds of soaps. One of my favorites was done with clear soap, green soap and mint leaves. It looks so cute and smells amazing. We also made soaps in layers, you pour just a little soap in the mold, let it cool and then add another layer. Once all your soaps are poured you need to let them cool for at least 30 minutes. Once cool you can pop them out of the molds. If they are stuck in the molds, just use a bit of warm water.
While we waited for our soaps to cool we made our boxes. The boxes are an easy punch out paper, fold and go boxes. No scissors or tape needed. All the soaps fit into the boxes except for the rectangle soap, it’s too long to fit. Since that one didn’t fit we had fun wrapping it in a fancy fabric. My girls have 6 dance teachers, so they made 6 soaps specifically for each of them. When their teachers got the soap gifts they all loved the boxes and were so excited for the gift soaps. They were also amazed that the girls made them for them. My girls felt proud to give gifts they made.
This was a fun craft to do together. We will be doing this again in the near future. We’re out of most of the soap but we know we can easily find them at a craft store. If you’re looking for a perfect craft to do with your kids I would recommend All-Natural Spa Soaps by SmartLab Toy.