Easy Soap


  • 30 minutes


  • Microwave oven
  • Microwavable cups or paper cups (these will get hot)
  • Plastic spoons
  • Knife
  • Cookie or candy molds (optional)
  • Transparent glycerin soap


  1. Soaps make wonderful gifts for friends and loved ones. Set out all of the ingredients and cut the bars of soap into about 3 or 4 pieces.
  2. Put pieces in a cup and melt in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds. If it does not melt and bubble, you do not have pure glycerin soap.
  3. Have an adult use a potholder to remove and stir to mix thoroughly, pouring it into the molds before it hardens.
  4. Let it cool and harden for about 5 minutes.
  5. Store in little gift bags to give as gifts.


  • Add flower petals and a dash of perfume or other scents.
  • For children, add small plastic flowers or bugs.


Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

To order this book visit Amazon.com.


Where Should Newborns Sleep?
We've rounded up all the alternatives and considerations to make a safe choice for your new addition.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

5 Tips to Help Make Your Child Self-Sufficient
Follow these tips to help your child become self-sufficient, and help him learn the skills he'll need to take care of himself.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks