Shopping the other day I found the most adorable bunny silicone mold. While I was contemplating what I could use it for, I remembered I had bought some soap making supplies for a Christmas project.
Needless to say, I never used the soap so I thought these DIY Bunny Rabbit Soaps were in order.
If you have never made soap before, this is such a simple project. My 15-year-old and her friend did most of the work for these Most Adorable DIY Bunny Rabbit Soap Easter Gifts. This post may have affiliate links for items I purchased to make this craft.
What you need for DIY Bunny Rabbit Soap Easter Gifts
- Easter Themed silicon mold We also made these Peanut Butter Treats in Bunny molds
- Clear Glycerin Soap Base
- White Glycerin Soap Base
- Soap Dyes
- Milk Carton or Bar Soap mold– if making bars
- Something to melt soap in
Can I use silicon baking molds to make soap?
Silicon molds are used to create soap. They are made of silicon, which is a very hard and brittle material. The molds are heated in an oven to make the silicon soft and pliable so that it can be molded into the desired shape.
The mold is then cooled in water to harden it again, leaving the soap with a smooth surface and a defined shape. Silicon molds are also used for making chocolate, chocolates, ice cream, and other foods that need to be molded into specific shapes. The process of making soap in silicon molds is very simple.
Making homemade soap using silicon molds could not be simpler and I was very pleased with the result.
The soap we purchased could be melted in the microwave so we used old Tupperware containers we could throw out if we needed to.
How to melt glycerin to make homemade soap
Follow the melting instructions on the packaging of the white soap.
Once the white soap is melted, add your soap dyes. The kids melted some in a few different containers to make things go faster.
Simply pour into your molds and freeze. If there is bubbling, you can spray some Rubbing alcohol on the soap and you will watch the bubbles disappear.
HOW TO MAKE LAYERED SOAP
You can also layer different colors just work fast as we found the layers did not attach well once they were solid.
Just pot them out of the mold. Done! Place some on a plate in the guest bathroom or bag up with some shredded paper in a bag for a fun Easter gift.
You can also add some to large plastic Easter Eggs and add them to a cellophane bag too.
While I think the single bunny soaps were adorable, I wanted to try something I have never tried before, bar soap. Check out how we transformed these into adorable Easter Bar soaps.
Other Easter Crafts You might Like:
Other Easter Crafts You Might Like:
- Milk Carton or Bar Soap mold- if making bars
- Follow the melting instructions on the packaging of the white soap.
- Once the white soap is melted, add your soap dyes.
- Simply pour into your molds and freeze.
- If there is bubbling, you can spray some Rubbing alcohol on the soap and you will watch the bubbles disappear.
- You can also layer different colors just work fast as we found the layers did not attach well once they were solid.
- Just pot them out of the mold. Done!