DIY Bath Crayons!

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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!

Here is what you need:

  • 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!

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