An easy non-candy Halloween treat, this DIY Halloween Soap is super simple to make and an inexpensive homemade option for Halloween parties or Halloween classroom gifts.
DIY Halloween Soaps for Kids
One of my favorite movies growing up was Mermaids – the one with Cher, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci.
On Halloween, Cher’s character elicited lots of boos and cries of protest when she handed out “magic toothpaste” to the gaggle of trick or treaters eagerly waiting at her door.
And now, in a true testament to things coming full circle, I am the mom that’s handing out hygiene products at Halloween. But – like Cher – I had to make it a bit magical.
These fun-sized Halloween soaps are a quick and easy Halloween DIY and can be made in a variety of different colors and scents. You can even add soap glitter to them!
Normally when I make homemade soap, I make larger bars, but these tiny Halloween soaps are perfect for giving away for trick or treating or passing out as a Halloween classroom gift. It took less than half a box of melt and pour soap to make two cute Halloween soaps for each kid in Ella’s class, and a few of the parents even reached out to me afterwards to let me know how much the kids loved scrubbing up with their cute soaps!
If you’d prefer to do something a bit bigger, I also found some other awesome Halloween soap ideas:
- Candy Corn Soap (from Etsy)
- Ouija Board Soaps (from Poshmark)
- Skulls Soaps from Momma Makes Fun
- Brain Soaps from Rustic Escentuals
- Creepy Crawly Spider Soap Jellies from Soap Queen
Materials for Halloween Soaps
- Melt and pour soap
- Edible shimmer powder or mica powder
- Soap dye (or food dye)
- Plastic or silicone soap molds – I actually used a candy mold meant for dipped OREOs and it worked great!
- Small bowls
- Fragrance oil, optional
Tip: if making for a classroom or trick or treat item, leave out the fragrance oil to avoid irritating potential allergies.
How to Make Halloween Soaps
You will need approximately 1 cubes of melt-and-pour soap per two miniature soaps, depending on the size of the mold you are using. That is approximately 1oz of soap each.
Chop up the melt and pour soap into smaller chunks, as shown, to encourage quick and even melting.
Place the soap chunks in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 25 seconds (or according to package directions).
Our soap is always melted completely at this point, but if yours isn’t, give it a good stir and reheat for 10 seconds, as needed.
Add a couple drops of the soap coloring (and optional fragrance oil) and stir in well.
If adding details to your soap, use a toothpick to apply these quickly.
Spoon the melted soap into the mold to avoid spills.
Let the soap set for approximately 10 to 30 minutes. (Your house temperature and the brand of soap will affect it’s speed of setting.)
Check to see if the soap is completely hard to the touch – if there is any softness or movement, let it set for a bit longer.
Carefully pop the soaps out of the mold and package the soaps in cute bags if giving as gifts or place on the side of the sink as a fun Halloween surprise!
Grab your free printable for our easy Halloween soaps treat:
These super simple Halloween soaps are a cute non-candy alternative for Halloween, whether you’re adding them to your bathroom or giving them out as gifts.