My 11 year-old has wanted to make soap alllll summer. I finally surprised him by adding this to our project list! It's a ridiculously easy way to make soap because the actual soap is already made--you just change its form. And who doesn't love gummies?! They turned out so cute I could practically eat them!
🔲hand soap (any brand or scent)
🔲2 packets unflavored gelatin
🔲silicone molds (soap molds are good but silicone muffin liners will work, too)
🔲food coloring (if your soap is clear or you want to brighten the color)
**I bought one bottle of hand soap and a box of four gelatin packs and we were able to double the recipe!
Begin by boiling 1/2 cup of water on the stove. Add salt and dissolve.
Pour the packets of gelatin in a bowl and add the boiling salt water. Stir to dissolve the gelatin.
Then add 1/2 cup hand soap to the mixture and stir. You can add a few drops of food coloring to brighten up the color. (We didn't do this because our soap was orange, but I wish we had!) Skim away as many bubbles as you can from the top.
Pour the soap into silicone molds. You don't have to fill them all the way to the top. Skim away any more bubbles. Then place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
When set, gently push from behind to pop the jelly soap out of the mold. Store them in a closed container in the fridge for up to a week.
These little gummies reminded me so much of jello jigglers--I honestly wished I could take a bite! They are great for taking in the bath or shower and will dissolve quickly.
How did your soap gummies turn out? Show us @little.sunshine.mom!☀️