life of the party tie dye soap project
add drops of color to mold pour soap into mold
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Channel your retro self! These tie dye soaps are easy and fun to make. No two are exactly the same.

Read all the instructions first then grab your supplies, put on some Joplin (yeah I know we’re dating ourselves here) and get creative! If you are using the M213 mold like we did, you will need about 5 cubes of soap. (Remember you can always re-melt and reuse excess soap).

First prepare your mold. Select a liquid color of your choice. You can use 1 color or if you really want to get creative you can use a couple different colors. Randomly place drops of color directly into the mold (not too close together). You need to use at least 5-6 drops in total.

Onto the soap. Melt soap according to package instructions, or click here or the Soap 101 link (top right) for step-by-step melting instructions. Since you are only melting 5 cubes try 20 second intervals in the microwave so you don’t overheat the soap.

Once the soap is melted, remove from the microwave and add a few drops of fragrance. Start out with 8-10 drops, stir and see if you want more. Probably shouldn’t go over 25 drops for 5 cubes.

Now comes the fun part. Start to pour your soap into the mold, over the drops. Try to hit every drop to get the color moving. Go slow and steady until the mold is full.

Here are a few things you can try:

-If you think you didn’t have enough drops in the mold, you can add a drop or two while you are pouring.


-We listed an optional spray bottle of rubbing alcohol. If you have one, and can do two things at once, try spritzing once or twice as you pour, it can give you cool swirl effects.


-When you are done fillingz the mold (before the soap is dry), you can take the straight end of a spoon, place it into the soap, touching the bottom, and use it to swirl the color a little.


The soap needs to cool now. It will probably take about 30-40 minutes. It should be cool to the touch before you try to remove it from the mold. Once it has completely cooled, release the soap by applying constant, even pressure with thumbs to the backside of the mold. You may need to gently pull one side of mold away from the soap bar to break the air seal and apply, even pressure to back.

To keep it fresh until you’re ready to use or gift it, wrap the soap in plastic wrap, pulling it tight and snug, in the back of the soap bar. Use scissors to remove excess plastic wrap. You can decorate with strips of scrapbook paper and ribbon.