These spooky spider soaps are a fun and easy Halloween craft that the whole family will enjoy making together! Super quick to make – you can whip up an entire batch in about 10 minutes!
Halloween will be here before you know it, and these creepy crawly spider soaps are a fun addition to your holiday decor. They’re quick and easy to make (about 10 minutes of “work” + cooling time), and they’re sure to be a huge hit with kids and adults alike!
Supplies Needed for Halloween Spider Soap:
- Clear Glycerin Soap Base
- Silicone Soap Mold
- Plastic Spiders (use scissors to clip off the ring loop)
- Soap Coloring (I used Lime Green and Lilac)
- Fragrance Oil of Choice
- 4-cup Pyrex Measuring Cup
I use about 1 lb (or half of the block) of soap base at a time which makes four large 4-ounce soaps. For these spider soaps I divided the block into half and made each half a different fragrance and color. I used blueberry fragrance oil for the purple soaps and pear fragrance for the green soaps, but you can use whatever scent and color combinations that you desire.
The block of glycerin soap base is soft, and it cuts easily with a kitchen knife. I slice the soap base into cubes, place them inside the 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup, and melt in the microwave. Melt in 20-30 second increments, stirring well after each microwave session, to ensure that the soap is completely melted. For 1 lb of soap, I generally microwave for 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another 30 seconds, stir again, and microwave a final time for 20 seconds.
When the soap is completely melted, stir in a few drops of soap color and fragrance oil. Add a plastic spider to the soap molds. Pour the melted soap into the molds, and allow to sit undisturbed until completely cool. Note: the cooling process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on temperature and humidity levels.
When the soap has cooled completely, pop it out of the molds, and enjoy! Aren’t they tons of fun!?
These fun Halloween soaps are sure to startle your bathroom guests, and bring squeals of fright and delight from everyone who sees them!
These spooky spider soaps make a great Halloween candy alternative for trick or treaters, friends, and neighbors! Simply wrap each soap in a layer of plastic wrap or place it in a plastic zipper bag with a ribbon, and it’s ready for gifting!
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Could u also cool quicker in the fridge?
Absolutely! However, you would need to place it into the fridge immediately after pouring the soap. Moving the soap after it has begun to set up at all (and it starts to set up quickly!) will result in a slight wrinkling of the surface that will be visibly noticeable when using a clear soap base. 🙂
Glenda Cates says
These are so cute, thank you for adding them to a Round Up post put together by Sara Lehman as it allowed me to share this with my readers. Also, I conduct a Homeschool Bloggers Shout Out on Monday if you would like to be featured Please let me know. Have a Blessed weekend.
I LOVE YOUR SOAPS WHERE DO YOU GET THE CLEAR GLYCERIN SOAP BLOCK
Thanks, Patricia! I usually get my soap bases off of Amazon.com (you can find the same one that I used by clicking here!), but they are also available at Michaels, JoAnn, and Hobby Lobby.
Denise/DIY Crush says
This is too cute!! Love the soaps! Pinned! 🙂
These are so fun. I can’t wait to make some with my kids. They will love them plus, it might motivate them to wash their hands better so they can get to the spider out first.