My kids love anything dinosaurs, bugs, or science so you can imagine how big of a hit this Jurassic Amber Fossil Soap was with them! If you are anything like me the thought of crafts such as soap making can seem daunting, but I promise you this is super easy! Plus your kids will think you are the coolest mom ever!
Items Needed to Make Amber Bug Soap
- Clear Melt and Pour Base
- Essential Oil (we get our oils at wholesale price from Young Living)
- Plastic Bug Toys (found at Dollar Tree)
- Red Food Coloring
- Yellow Food Coloring
- Iridescent Glitter (skin safe)
- Round Cupcake Silicone Mold
- Plastic Pipette
- Isopropyl Alcohol in a Spray Bottle
- Microwave Safe Measuring Cup or Bowl
How to Make Jurassic Amber Fossil Soap
- Using your knife, cut your soap into small cubes and place into your microwave safe cup or bowl. This helps evenly melt the soap.
- Place the soap into the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove, stir and repeat until all the soap is melted.
- Add 1 drop of red food coloring and 2 drops of yellow food coloring to the melted soap. Stir well.
- Add your essential oil. You only need a few drops. Stir well.
- Add the glitter. You only need about a teaspoon full. Stir well.
- Pour about ½ inch of soap into each cavity of your silicone mold.
- Spritz the bug toys with the isopropyl alcohol liberally and place into each mold where you poured a bit of soap. If the toys need to be moved around a little, you can use your plastic pipette to move them or straighten them out before proceeding onto the next step.
- Spray the tops of the cavities with the isopropyl alcohol and then pour the remaining soap into each cavity filling them entirely to the top.
- Spray the tops again with the isopropyl alcohol to remove any air bubbles on the surface of the soap.
- Allow the soap to harden uncovered overnight.
- In the morning, remove the soaps from the mold by gently pressing from the backside of the mold. The soaps will pop right out.
- You can use the soaps immediately or wrap in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container for future use.