A fun homemade Easter Basket gift for kids, these Homemade PEEPS Soaps are super simple to make and will get kids excited about washing up!
Homemade Easter Soaps Recipe
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a mom in possession of a fun soap, will get her child to take a bath without force or bribery.
At least, that’s the tactic I take in this house!
Last Easter, I made a whole bunch of these Easter bunny soaps for her and our daycare kids, and all of the parents reported back to me that the kids LOVED using their bunny soaps and even looked for excuses to go and wash their hands with them.
The two that I saved for our daycare bathroom were used up in just two weeks – which is pretty quick compared to how long soap usually lasts for us!
These cute Bunny Soaps are a sweet homemade gift idea and can be paired with homemade bath bombs for some easy non-edible Easter basket fillers. We’ve also used that cute PEEPS mold to make homemade crayons and PEEPS Rice Krispie Pops.
If you want to hand these out as an Easter classroom gift, be sure to grab our free printable PEEPS gift tag!
You can alternatively make this as a Jelly Soap, using one of our Jelly Soap recipes. We have a super easy Jelly Soap using Melt and Pour Jelly Soap (Tip #2: melt and pour jelly soap is available at craft stores and from boutique soap supply stores), a Jelly Soap using regular gelatin, and a Vegan Jelly Soap.
How long do these homemade soaps last for? Because we’re using a melt and pour soap, the soap itself doesn’t go bad. It will lose moisture and become crumbly after the year mark, so I would only make as many as you expect to use within that time period.
Can I use essential oils in these soaps? Essential oils are very potent and if you’ll be giving these soaps to children, please do your research and ensure that the essential oils that you are using are kid-safe. Often, if I am gifting soaps or things like this to my daycare kids, I’ll skip essential oils and just use flavor extracts – the kind you find in your baking cupboard. Any food-grade extracts will be safe to add to your soap base.
PEEPS Soap Ingredients
- Melt and Pour Soap
- Essential oils of choice
- Soap coloring (food dye may be substituted but I can’t vouch for results)
- PEEPS treat tray (can use metal bunny cookie cutter and a square mold)
- Rubbing alcohol (preferably in a spray bottle)
Tip: use melt and pour jelly soap for a fun squishy soap.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Small bowls
- Liquid measuring cup
How to Make Bunny Soaps
Clean your PEEPs mold and dry completely before making the soap.
Place the melt and pour soup in a microwave-safe container. (I used a glass measuring cup.)
Heat in 30 second bursts, stir and reheat as necessary until completely melted.
Stir in the soap coloring and optional essential oils, if using.
Pour the soap carefully into your mold to your preferred thickness.
Sprtiz a bit of rubbing alcohol on the surface of the soap to remove any bubbles.
Let set for 2 hours or overnight to firm up completely.
Pop out of the mold and package up for cute Easter gifts!
Pin this Cute DIY Easter Soap:
Grab your free printable for our homemade Easter Bunny Soaps recipe:
Use melt and pour jelly soap for a fun squishy soap. Can swap out food dye for the soap coloring, though I cannot vouch for the results.
Use melt and pour jelly soap for a fun squishy soap.
Can swap out food dye for the soap coloring, though I cannot vouch for the results.
These cute Bunny Soaps are a fun homemade Easter gift for kids and they are awesome for getting kids excited to wash their hands!