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How to Make Soap: July 4th Star Soap DIY

Soap is an easy DIY that anyone can do (yes, even kids can help with supervision!). If you want to learn how to make soap, here is a simple craft idea that is perfect for adding July 4th flair to your home. Consider making these star soaps for a party favor, a gift bag, a sweet surprise in your bathroom, or just because. They are SUPEr cute!

You can grab most of your supplies on Amazon or Michael’s.

How to Make Your Own Soap Supplies

To get started, you will need Clear Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base, Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base, Loaf Soap Mold with wavy soap cutter, Star candy/soap mold (I found this at Michael’s but I linked a similar), Blueberry soap colorant, Cherry soap colorant, microwave-safe measuring cups with a spout, Ocean Breeze Fragrance Oil, and 4 Wooden craft sticks (for stirring).

To summarize, this soap is a two-part process. You will make small star soaps FIRST and then make larger bars in a soap mold.

In a microwave-safe measuring cup, heat 2 cubes of goats milk soap on high for 30 seconds in the microwave. Remove and stir well. If soap is not completely melted, heat for additional 10-second intervals, stirring after each heating session until fully melted.

Pour the soap into the star mold. Allow to set for about 15-20 minutes until soap is completely hardened. Once soap is set, remove from mold.

Repeat this process to make additional stars.

Add blueberry soap colorant and stir well. Pour the soap into the star mold. Allow to set for about 15-20 minutes until soap is completely hardened. Once soap is set, remove from mold.

Using a different measuring cup, or after washing the one you used, repeat step one again.

Add cherry soap colorant and stir well. Pour the soap into the star mold. Allow to set for about 15-20 minutes until soap is completely hardened. Once soap is set, remove from mold.

Once all 3 colors of soap are set, arrange them into the loaf soap mold. You will only be able to fit about half of the star shapes soap bars.

In a microwave-safe measuring cup, heat clear glycerin soap on high for 30 seconds in the microwave. Remove and stir well. If soap is not completely melted, heat for additional 10-second intervals, stirring after each heating session until fully melted.

Add fragrance oil and stir well.

Pour into soap mold, over the star soap.

Allow soap to set, then cut into 2.5 inch bars with the wavy soap cutter.

Ready for the reveal?!

DIY Star Soap

DIY Star Soap

Yield: 4-6 soap bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20

Make your own star soap bars with this two-step craft! You will make star soap first and then use those to make bigger clear blocks of soap. So cute and easy!

Materials

  • 6 1”x1” cubes Clear Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 6 - 1”x1” cubes Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • Loaf Soap Mold with wavy soap cutter
  • Star candy/soap mold
  • 1-2 drops Blueberry soap colorant
  • 2-3 drops Cherry soap colorant
  • 20 drops Ocean Breeze Fragrance Oil
  • Microwave safe measuring cup(s) with spout
  • 4 Wooden craft sticks (for stirring)
  • (Optional) Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol to reduce soap bubbles

Instructions

    1. In a microwave-safe measuring cup, heat 2 cubes of goats milk soap on high for 30 seconds in the microwave. Remove and stir well. If soap is not completely melted, heat for additional 10-second intervals, stirring after each heating session until fully melted.
    2. Pour the soap into the star mold. Allow the soap to set for about 15-20 minutes until soap is completely hardened. Once the soap is set, remove from the mold.
    3. Repeat step one.
    4. Add blueberry soap colorant and stir well. Pour the soap into the star mold. Allow setting for about 15-20 minutes until soap is completely hardened. Once the soap is set, remove from mold.
    5. Using a different measuring cup, or after washing the one you used, repeat step one again.
    6. Add cherry soap colorant and stir well. Pour the soap into the star mold. Allow to set for about 15-20 minutes until soap is completely hardened. Once the soap is set, remove from the mold.
    7. Once all 3 colors of soap are set, arrange them into the loaf soap mold. You will only be able to fit about half of the star shapes soap bars.
    8. In a microwave-safe measuring cup, heat clear glycerin soap on high for 30 seconds in the microwave. Remove and stir well. If soap is not completely melted, heat for additional 10-second intervals, stirring after each heating session until fully melted.
    9. Add fragrance oil and stir well.
    10. Pour into the soap mold, over the star soap.
    11. Allow soap to set, then cut into 2.5-inch bars with the wavy soap cutter.

Notes

There are two parts to this project. You will red and blue soap stars first. You can stop here if that is all you want to do! Or, continue on to make the full soap blocks. You will use the soap stars in a larger soap mold to make soap blocks.

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

They’re so cute! Add them to a cute bag with ribbon for a gift or have them on display in your home.

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