Bathtime Fun – DIY Kids Clay Soap

Seems slime and mould-able play is all the rage with school-aged children these days and since my children regularly struggle with wanting to take a bath I thought the perfect solution to get them motivated would be combining play with the bath-time struggle.  Who needs bath toys when you have something fun and creative to pass the time – plus clay soap also effectively washes all those hard to reach spots!

When looking on the internet for recipes I came across a whole slew of soap-like recipes as well as alternatives to purchase purchase play dough soap from speciality stores – I have to admit my family is a huge supporter of Lush stores and the quality had to match up for my kids to even consider making these. After my research, I played around with the ingredients and came up with a super mould-able, really fun and great smelling recipe I think you will love – just look at how adorable these parcels look on our bathroom sink below.



  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/8 cup Castile soap {we used Green Beaver -Sunflower}
  • Scented oil {2 drops is sufficient in any aroma}
  • 4 teaspoons of sweet Sunflower Oil {can use Almond Oil too}
  • liquid watercolours or food colouring

Measure the ingredients into a small bowl and mix with a spoon until colour is evenly distributed – pour onto clean surface and knead until smooth and stretchy.

Once you have a nice bendable consistency, make sure to roll into tiny balls or make a snake-like formation and cut into smaller pieces to use in your bath-time routine. My kids like having a piece of each colour for imaginative play when they take a bath. You can store this in an airtight container or glass bowl – makes for a fancy and great smelling soap display.

Let your imagination run wild and enjoy!

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