DIY Snowman Soap!
While you all are experiencing your polar vortex, we here in Southern California are making up for all our lack of snow with some fun indoor wintertime crafts. Like some snowmen soap for example! You’ve heard of snowball soap, right? We took it up a notch for you.
This craft is very easy and very messy in a super fun way, kind of like making a real snowman out of snow. In fact, this craft relies on your own creativity just like creating a snowman would.
How are you going to make a hat or buttons or arms? By using what you have, right? Sequins could be eyes, little branches could be arms. Dark-milled lavender soap could be carefully carved into a snowman hat or maybe stealing from Barbie’s ski outfit might be easier.
Here’s how we made ours:
You will need
• 3-4 bars of ivory soap
• 1 bar of orange (or peach) soap (we used Caress)
• 1 bar of dark soap (we used dark lavendar)
• a cheese grater or food processor
• A bowl of warm water (1 cup maybe, more or less)
• googly eyes or sequins
1. Grate the white soap into a bowl. Be careful not to let children grate the soap down to the small parts, they could accidentally grate their little hands.
2. Add water (just enough to make soap clump. Pour off excess)
3. Form into balls
4. Roll and stack into snowmen shapes
5. Add a small sliver of orange soap for a carrot nose, googly eyes and dark bits for buttons and smiles, top with a hat or maybe a tiny scarf and you’re done!
The snowmen aren’t super sturdy. They won’t hold up to heavy washing or anything but they are really fun to make. This craft is more about the process than the end result. But the end result is cute and if your plumbing can handle it, probably super fun in the bathtub too.
We wrapped ours up in plastic sucker bags and gifted them to friends.Published January 11, 2014. Last updated January 21, 2018.