Easy Ivory Bath Soap Crayon Recipe!

This Homemade Ivory Soap Crayon recipe for kids is one of our favorites!  It’s simple to make and super easy to clean. And, best of all, the kids love drawing in the bathtub with them!

Tired Of My Bath written by Dicy McCullough is also a fun book to read to kids for bath time. So between making the bathtub soap crayons, singing a Mister Clean song, and reading this wonderful book – bath time just got a whole lot better!

While the children are making their bathtub ivory soap crayons, play the Mr. Clean Song for kids in the background.


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Mr. Clean song for kids
is the perfect complement to this super fun kids bathtub soap crayon recipe activity!

So, what are you waiting for?  Let’s make Bathtub Ivory Soap Crayons!

Craft supplies you will need:

  • 1 cup grated Ivory soap or Ivory Snow flakes
  • Warm water
  • 4 Bowls
  • Food coloring

Craft instructions:

Have the children grate a bar of soap, making one cup of soap.

Next, have the children divide the cup of soap into 4 bowls.

Then, have the children add water and several drops of different food coloring into each bowl, and mix.

Encourage the children to stir the mixture until the soap mixture forms a thick dough. Add more water or soap shavings to get the right consistency.

Once the dough is firm, have the children shape it into crayons by hand or press it into ice cube molds.

Place the soap crayons in the freezer for 10 minutes, and then pop them out of the mold.

Let the bath tub soap crayons dry 1 to 2 days.

And, voila, the children have now made Bathtub Soap Crayons. Now, grab the children and let’s go paint in the tub!

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12 Responses to Ivory Soap Bath Crayon Recipe and Song for Kids

  1. [...] Make your own bathtub soap crayons var addthis_product = 'wpp-256'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":false};Add some fun to your child’s bathtime!  You can make your own soap crayons with Ivory soap, water and food colouring.  The recipe and details are posted here: http://kiboomukidscrafts.com/2011/05/30/our-favorite-bathtub-soap-crayons-recipe/ [...]

  2. susan says:

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    Hi Susan!

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    Hi Susan!

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  5. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I would love to make these with my kids. Since the store bought ones have so much in them I don’t want on my kids, this is a great alternative. And a craft to boot! Thanks again! :D

  6. Liz says:

    Because they have food coloring in them, do they dye the grout in the shower/tub or your kids hands?

  7. sherry says:

    Hi Liz!

    They never did for us.

    all the best,
    Sherry & Wendy

  8. jaqo waqo says:

    Do they get hard or are they like dough

  9. admin says:

    Yes, they get hard. It takes time though. Still, easy and fun to make for kids (and you too :)

  10. Rebeccah says:

    I have a nephew with a lot of allergies and sensitive skin. I do not think he can use Ivory. Do you know if other types of soap would work?

  11. admin says:

    Hi Rebecca

    Sorry it too so long to answer! I am not sure but thought that Ivory Snow (for babies) would be the mildest. I guess your nephew could use any soap that he uses, and then grate it, add the hot water, food coloring, and mold into soaps that way.

    You can also use clear glycerin. Not sure if that is good for sensitive skin though…. let me know!

    best
    Wendy & Sherry @ KIboomu

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