Double dare your Trick or Treaters to wash with this spooky spider soap! A melt and pour soap base makes it easy to make Halloween soap. Put fake spider toys in soap or whatever creepy creatures can fit inside the soap mold.
I have been looking for fun Halloween crafts to make for my kids and their friends. A neat idea I saw on the Oriental Trading website had a toy encased in a bar of soap. I thought it was funny that kids would have to use the soap to eventually make their way to the prize inside. I’ve partnered with Oriental Trading to share my version of their soap craft, and received some of their Halloween products to help me do it.
Before you start thinking that making soap is too complicated, let me say one thing: It’s SUPER EASY to make soap when you use a melt and pour soap base. No special skills required! A melt and pour soap base is commonly sold in 2-lb. blocks. When you want to make soap, all you really have to do is just like the name suggests 1) MELT it; 2) POUR it (into a mold.)
You don’t even need a special soap mold. I made these Halloween Spider Toy Soaps using my silicone mini muffin pan. The silicone mold makes it really easy to pop the soaps out. I used a mix of fake black spider toys and colorful spider rings from Oriental Trading.
Be sure to use a clear/transparent melt and pour soap base so you will be able to see the toy through the soap. If you want colored soaps, you will need to add a few drops of soap colors to the melted soap base. (It’s just one extra but simple step, I promise!)
How To Make: Fake Spider Toys in Soap
Project Time: About an hour per batch (includes 40 minutes for the soap to cool and harden in the mold)
- Melt and Pour Soap Base (Glycerine/Clear)
- Fake Spider Toys and/or Spider Rings
- Silicone Mini Muffin Pan
1. Break or cut about a third of a 2-lb. block of melt and pour soap base into 1-2 inch cubes. Put pieces into a microwave safe bowl and follow package directions to melt in microwave (30 seconds on high and then 10-second intervals until melted.) Place one spider toy in each mini muffin cup. I put my spiders in head down (legs facing up.)
2. If making colored soap: stir in drops of soap color to make the desired color. (If making non-colored soap, proceed to Step 3.)
3. Pour melted soap into the mold, filling each mini muffin cup to the top. (This should completely cover the spider toy.) Allow soap to cool and harden for at least 40 minutes. Once soaps are cool, you can carefully remove the spider soaps from the mold. Your fake spider toys in soap are ready to use!
Note: A 2-lb. block of melt and pour soap will make about 36 mini muffin size soaps.
Oriental Trading is a one-stop shop for everything Halloween. They literally have it all: crafts, toys, candy treats, games, party supplies and thousands of Halloween costumes and accessories. Visit OrientalTrading.com and let me know what fun things you find.