So I guess this would have been a good activity to share for the 4th of July, but I’m apparently an airhead and didn’t think of posting it before then. But you should still try it!
It’s easy, and kids love it. Well, my kid loved it. Can’t speak for anyone else’s.
We’ve made these twice now, and he always asks to make more. The only downside is the cost of the glycerine ($10 at Michaels), but we got two batches of soap made using only half the glycerine, so it’s like a $2.50 activity.
Here’s what you need:
Glycerine (ours came in a 2 lb package, with 32 squares, so each square is an ounce. Convenient!)
Glass dish or measuring cup
Silicone mold of your choosing
A willing helper.
The coloring shown in my picture is actually made for soap, which I kinda bought by mistake. I think the idea is that it doesn’t bleed on to your fingers like food coloring could, but I’ve made these using regular food coloring too, and had no problem. If it bleeds, you can call them bath crayons!
This mold is from the Target dollar bin, and they have different shapes all the time.