Halloween can be hard for those who do not indulge in sugar or who have dye allergies since not much during this spookiest of all holidays is not loaded with the sweet stuff, artificial color or both!
Everybody deserves to have fun on this day and with that in mind I created these Spiderous Soaps for a bit of good clean bath time fun after the parties are over.
To make these you will need some plastic petri dishes ( or other type of soap mold- our dishes are left over from a science experiment we did last month), clear glycerin melting soap and some plastic spiders. The two pounds brick will make about 24+ petri-dish sized soaps.
Before starting you will want to lubricate your molds and even earlier suffer the raised eyebrows of the Walgreen's clerk when you check out with the life-time supply bottle of Mineral oil. - or save yourself "the look" and use a quick shot of baking spray.
Melt the glycerin according to directions and then pour into the molds.. be quick about this .. the soap hardens quickly and gets gloppy.. reheat if this happens to you.
Labels make things more fun!.. I used an image from the Graphics Fairy and changed it to suit my soapy needs.
From start to finish this was a 1 hour project that was quite a bit of fun, safe with even the youngest crafters and generally pretty budget friendly. I had quite a bit of the stuff on hand but did hit up the Target $spot for the spiders which were $1 for a pack of 8 ( as a note they also had snakes and bugs if you swing that way) But if you had NOTHING it would roughly look like this..
Soap- $9 ( or about $5 is you use a coupon)
Spiders $2 for 16 of them ( bugs had more per bag- better deal.. but I like spiders)
Petri dishes - $4 for 24 of them at the science supply place
So for bit over $10 you can make 24 party favors or hauntingly good gifts.. not bad at all!
Do you have some other non-candy treats for the holiday that you would like to share?.. please let me know!