Sometimes I have these ideas that seem so crazy cool. Half the times my ideas turn out to be more crazy and result in failure and the sads, but sometimes my ideas turn out to be even better than I imagined. That is exactly what happened with this cookie soap idea! Learn how to make cookie soap for kids with this simple and fun recipe.
SOAP MAKING PROJECT FOR KIDS
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Growing up I loved myself a delicious Oreo cookie. They were my favourite cookie and I know I was guilty of eating an entire box all to myself a few times! I did outgrow that craziness, but I still look back fondly on those delicious black and white treats.
Recently I saw a news report about Oreo releasing special edition cookies to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. They are calling them Oreo Marshmallow Moon Cookies. These cookies look so cool I just might be buying myself some Oreo cookies for the first time in years.
All this cookie talk got my brain spinning like a hamster wheel and I had this idea. Could we make a soap that looked like our beloved cookie?
Turns out the answer is YES!
And since we are using a melt and pour technique this is a great project to do with the kids. It is so simple and doesn’t require using any harsh chemicals.
Plus the kids will be crazy excited about their new creations. You may have a hard time getting them to stop washing their hands!
The best part is this uses a standard silicone mold that will make a great addition to our collection for future projects.
COOKIE SOAP Ingredients
1/4 pound clear melt and pour soap, cut into cubes
1/8 pound goats milk melt and pour soap, cut into cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons cookie scented oil (you can also use your favourite essential oils)
White mica color powder
Round silicone mold
Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
Microwave safe measuring cups
HOW TO MAKE COOKIE SOAPS
First black layer
Start by adding half of the clear soap to a measuring cup. Melt the soap in the microwave in 30 second bursts until the soap is completely melted. Mix in a 1/2 teaspoon of the cookie scented oil.
Add a teaspoon of activated charcoal and black glitter to the measuring cup. Whisk well. If you want it darker, add a bit more activated charcoal. Just remember how much you used so you can repeat it for the top layer.
Spray your soap mold with the rubbing alcohol. This prevents bubbles from forming.
Pour the soap into the mold until it just covers the bottom completely. Spray the top of mixture with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles. Allow it to harden completely. This will take about 20 to 30 minutes. If unsure, leave it for another 10 minutes.
WHITE MIDDLE LAYER
Add white soap to one of your measuring cups. Melt the soap in the microwave in 30 second bursts until the soap is completely melted. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of the cookie scented oil, white mica powder and white glitter. Mix well.
Spray the top of black soap mixture with rubbing alcohol. Now, carefully pour the white soap mixture into each cavity, leaving just enough room to pour the same amount of black soap on top. Spray it with the rubbing alcohol.
Allow the white layer to harden completely. Again this will take 20 to 30 minutes. If you don’t make sure each layer is completely hard before adding the next layer, the black soap will mix in with the white soap and you won’t get the nice crisp lines of our cookie.
FINAL BLACK LAYER
Melt the remaining of your clear soap in the microwave. Add the activated charcoal and glitter. Mix well.
Spray the top of the white soap mixture with rubbing alcohol. Pour the black soap into the mold, filling it to the top. Spray the top of mixture with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles.
Let the soap cookies sit overnight to ensure they harden completely. Gently pop the cookie soaps from the mold. Store in an airtight container until you are ready to use them.
Tip! Activated charcoal soap does a great job of cleaning grease off of hands!