DIY Halloween/Fall Soap Favors and Printables

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

These are so simple you'll want to make tons! They are fun for the kids too! So we've got a tutorial for ya! Be sure to grab the printables below too!

What you need ↓.

Clear Glycerin Soap ($10 Dollars for 2 lbs.(makes about 15 soaps) at Michael's - used 50% off coupon to get it for $5 yeah!)
Cupcake Pans ($1 each at Dollar Tree we got 2 - not sure if you want to use your baking one's or not. UPDATE - You do not want to use your baking pans because your food will taste like soap after that.
• Small Toys to fit in cupcake pan. (We got balls and bracelets at Target.) Caution - Small toys are a choking hazard. These are not intended for small children.
• Soap Scent if desired. This is optional. I like my soap to smell good!
• Med. to Large Microwave safe Measuring Cup
• Small spray bottle of alcohol. (not pictured)

1. Place small toys of your choice into each cupcake spot.

2. Cut soap into small cubes and put in microwave safe measuring cup. Melt in microwave according to the directions on the package.

3. Once fully melted add sent if desired per instructions on scent packaging.

4. Pour melted soap into cupcake pan right over the toys. One of the fun parts! Try to only pour soap if you have enough to fill the entire cup. If there is not enough to fill the cup but you still some left you can remelt it later when you add more.

5. Quickly spray a couple of times with the alcohol to pop the small bubbles.

6. Set aside and let cool. Try not to move them when they are setting up. They should look something like this at this point.

7. Next I like to place them in the freezer for a few minutes. This seems to make them pop out of the pan fairly easy. Do not leave them in the freezer too long or they will get condensation on them when you pull them out. It is okay if that happens it just takes a long time for them to dry.

8. Turn pan over and push on each cup on the back side to pop them out. They will then look something like the photo below. These have that condensation I was talking about. They are actually pretty clear when that dries.

And here they are again on the other side. Notice the toys are sticking out. That does not bother me at all but if it does you then you may want to select smaller toys. (Condensation again UGH! Dry already would ya!)

9. Once that condensation dried and they were ready to handle we wrapped them in plastic wrap and sealed them with a Halloween label! So cute!
Elements for labels from Just so Scrappy.

At my kid's school they actually do not celebrate Halloween so we used fall labels instead and will be gifting one to each classmate and Teacher of course! How fun! These would even be great for Christmas with Christmas toys! Maybe we will post some Christmas labels in the future! What do you think?

Below are the printable labels for you to use! Print them on full sheet label paper and punch with a circle punch to make labels or print on card stock and punch to make hang tags or cupcake toppers! You could also use a circle punch with a scalloped edge. So pretty!

Hope you enjoy them please let us know if you do!

For each printable below click on the image to enlarge, click it again to enlarge even more, right click and save to your computer. Then open and print.

And the fall labels! Enjoy!

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  1. LOVE your stickers! I think I might have to print them out to use on the soap that I'm making!

  2. Thanks so much for your comments girls!

    @ Katie - yes print them and use them! That is why we shared them after all! :)

  3. What a fun favor! It just might encourage kids to wash so they can get to the prize inside :)

  4. What a great idea...these are adorable! The printables are fabulous too...thanks for sharing them with us! Did you get my email response...I got a notice it was sent back. I am taking you up on your suggestion. let's have a mocha!

  5. Oh my Kate...these are just too cute ;) You are such a sweetheart and thanks bunches for sharing. I'm gonna blog about this and link back to your post so my friends and family can enjoy it as well. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

  6. Thanks again for your kind comments!
    @Jennifer - yes they do kinda look forward to washing!

    @Holly- You are welcome. And SWEET! Can't wait!

    @Moogie - Thank you so much for being a new follower.

    @Roberta - You are welcome! Thanks so much for blogging this! Looking forward to that but what is your blog? I can't find it from your profile.

  7. Wow, Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. I will make some for my son's b-day next month!

  8. This is a fantastic idea! I'm Facebooking this now! Love it love it love it...

  9. Actually, I love this so much I'd like to feature this post. If that's cool with you!

  10. The scarecrow is my favorite. Too cute! What section of Michaels had the glycerin soap? I'd like to try this but I've never seen soap making supplies before...


  11. Loving all the comments!
    @Life in the Thrifty Lane - Would love to see them! Let us know if you post about them!

    @Sawdust - Wow! Thank you and thank you! Would love for you to feature this! Totally cool with that!

    @Alison- Glad you like it! The soap is with the candle making supplies. I am sure one of the workers would direct you to it.

  12. LOVE it! I didn't realize it was so easy to make soap. You could do all kinds of different things in the soap, depending on the occasion.

  13. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks so much for your linking up :).

  14. these are adorable! I might have to do these for my kindergarten class. I know they would love it and it would make washing their hands more fun :)

  15. Loved these! We made ours today...with little snakes, frogs, and caterpillars in them. Off to Grandma's this weekend, hope to get them packaged. I'll post pics on my scrappy blog when we're finished.

    Thanks for the sugar-free fun!

  16. What a fun unique favor. Love it thanks for sharing.

  17. hi! thanks for stopping by! I LOVE those labels! thank you so much.

  18. My friend and I were just making some soap with toys in them for our Halloween party next week. The labels with finish them off beautifully! Thank you for sharing.

    Visiting from Fireflies & Jellybean's.

  19. I LOVE this! I have used glycerin soap from other places. I will have to try that from Michael's. Do you have other labels for other occasions?

  20. Love your soap toy favors!! Great idea! =)

  21. This is so adorable! Can't wait to try this! One question - where do you find your soap scent?

  22. I am loving this! I may attempt it for Christmas gifts for the kids to give out :) Do you know where to get Christmas printables?



  23. Hi there!
    I love, love, love these so much that I've already used them!
    I linked to you in my post over at
    Thanks for the GREAT printables!

  24. I'd be tickled if you posted a photo:)

  25. @ Jess - That's great! Can't wait to see them!

    @ More than a Mom- Perfect! Would love to see yours too!

    @Sparrow's & Baker Family - We have gotten such a great response from these that we might be making some Christmas printables soon. What other holidays would you like to see?

    @Kindel- We got our soap scent online from Peak Candle, they have a soap section. This scent was actually left over from our fish in a bag soap last year. Very happy with the quality of it! Just a little (actually much less than stated on the bottle) went a very long way. 24 fishie soaps, 30 Halloween soaps and still have half a bottle!

    @ Theresa- so glad you could use them! Your candy is adorable! Thank you for linking to us! And check back on Monday! ;)

  26. These are adorable! I am hoping to use them this week. I am just wondering though, how long it takes for the soap to dry once it's been poured into the molds?

  27. These are so adorable! What a neat way to deliver treats {it's one way to make bath time fun!} I'll be featuring this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  28. Wow, these are great! I remember seeing soaps like these in the past, but it's been a long time.
    I wish I'd seen these sooner, but honestly I probally still wouldn't have made them. I always SAY I'm gonna make stuff, sometimes I even buy the ingredients... but rarely finish. Sad. (anyone remember how populare homemade beeswax candles were? I had sheets of that stuff and neve made them. Doubt they're still good even if I found them...)
    But the lables are way cute - and I can surely use those! I have them on my zip drive to take to work and print tomorrow (shh, no one tell... I ran out of ink at home, lol)
    Many Hugs, and Happy Halloween!

  29. These are super cute! Thank you. I just used them in a project and linked back to you on my blog.

  30. What a great idea! Thank you for walking me through the steps and the cute labels! Can't wait to try it.