I read this page about making bath crayons and I was a bit skeptical. Will the food dye colour their skin? Will the soap crayons get really squishy once they are wet? Will they actually be coloured enough to draw on the bath/wall? So, Mr Sociable & I had a go at making our own. We used plain white soap, food colouring & a few different fragrances.
First, we grated the soap. Mr Sociable grated about half a bar (and a little bit of his finger - which he wanted me to show you). I grated two and a half bars.
|Hard at work|
|Can you see it? It's very small!|
Next we divided the soap shavings into 4 separate bowls. We added fragrance and food colour to each.
|Yellow food colouring and lemon essence.|
|I removed his white shirt for this job!|
I shaped them, wrapped them in plastic wrap and put them in the freezer for a while (which is what the instructions said to do - not sure what the freezing it for - will try it without next time).
|Red (vanilla essence), Green (peppermint essence), |
Blue (eucalyptus oil), Yellow (lemon essence)
So, the experiment was definitely a success! Will make these again. If your kids have sensitive skin, you could try making them with an unfragranced soap (eg. Simple, or sorbolene soap). Next time, I want to make them in silicone ice-cube trays so that we can make cool shapes!