Can’t get your kids to take a shower? How about, make them do even the basic hand washing without arguments? Fret no more – here’s a fantastic solution to these common toddler problems. So, how do you make this daily hygienic routine fun for kids to do? Well, the solution is simple, make bath and hand washing time fun by making a DIY dino egg handmade soap!
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The element of surprise while waiting for their dinosaur egg soap to hatch would be a pretty exciting experience for youngsters. Thus, it motivates them to wash and stay clean more frequently. Plus, these homemade soaps are very easy, and fun to make that you can even do this project with your kids.
Whether you want to make something for your kids’ to use or create fun gifts for other children you know, this idea will make your kiddo’s bath time more enjoyable!
You will need the following items:
- Plastic dinosaurs
- Clear glycerin soap
- Soap coloring
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Small plastic cups
- Coffee stirrer
- Masking tape
- Microwave-safe bowl
How to make the soap:
- Cut the clear glycerine soap into 4 or 5 cubes and put them in a microwaveable bowl. Put in the microwave for forty seconds to melt, but stir the melting soap every ten seconds.
- Once melted, you can add the soap coloring. Since you want to make these soaps semi-transparent, just add two or three drops of coloring.
- Position your plastic Easter egg mold on a plastic cup with the open side facing up. Use the smaller half of the egg mold. Put the plastic dinosaur in the middle of the egg mold and using a narrow piece of masking tape, suspend the toy in the center. Pour the melted glycerine soap and leave it to set for at least an hour.
- Cover the small hole in the top of the other half of the easter egg mold to avoid leaks. Again, position your plastic Easter egg mold on a plastic cup with the open side facing up then pour in the melted glycerine soap.
- While it is still in its liquid form, gently squeeze in the hardened side on top of the still liquid soap. Allow hardening for two hours.
- Before you remove the soap from the mold, take off the masking tape on the hole, so air can creep into the mold. This will allow you to easily pull both sides of the egg mold off easily.
- If your dino egg soap appears to have a ridge in the center, you just have to re-melt the soap in the microwave for 20-40 seconds. Just put it back to the mold, but this time, make sure that you tape the hole and the sides to avoid leaks. Shake the egg every 10 seconds while re-melting.