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Valledaisy
« on: April 17, 2011 08:49:07 AM »

Ok so during my adventures in soap making I've reached the point of crayon soaps. My 2 year old LOVES these and my 12 year old likes to graffiti the shower walls with them. Beautiful bold color that washes away clean from my shower panels, porcelain tub and laminate sink (as well as my white cutting board pictured).

I made a batch of olive oil, soy and canola oil based cold process soap. About 2lbs. + lye/water
I used the jumbo (fat) crayons .. 2 super cheap 8 packs.

Use a microwave safe high heat dish for melting ... (I have a set of Pyrex measuring cups I use for soap making). 

For each color I used two crayons next batch I believe I'll use 1 1/2 crayons .. unwrap break up and microwave 1-2 mins until melted.


2 Cups of Soap to melted crayon. Whisking is best rather than just a spoon or using your mixing wand. Whisk until well blended and pour int molds.

Super Easy and as my kids say A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!



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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011 09:55:37 AM »

so you are mixing actual crayons in with the soap? and it doesn't stain? nice!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011 11:22:42 AM »

This is awesome! Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011 01:24:16 PM »

my kids would love these. What did you use for moulds and how long did they take to set?
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011 05:30:10 PM »

i actually would love these for myself! lol! what can i say im still a kid at heart!! thanks for the inspiration!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011 08:15:27 PM »

Yep I sure did mix crayons with the soap. When I used mineral colorant or liquid the color set nicely but did not write boldly. It hasn't stained anything it's been used on. I used the darkest color I made (purple) and wrote on my shower wall, porcelain tub in the second bath and the laminate sink. I left the sink over night and it washed away with no staining. I left the shower wall and tub for 24 hours and they too did not stain. Primarily crayons are made of pigment (clay powders) mixed with paraffin wax. Even better are the 'washable' crayons. I've used both and had no problems with staining. Tested a batch of red that was made with washable the same way I did the purple just not a full 24 hours.

I used ICE TUBE TRAYS that I found at a dollar tree. I saw the shape and thought hmm these would be good for crayon soap. Honestly I hadn't thought about making them until I found the trays. The planet/star/space shapes came from a couple of ice cube trays I found at a tag sale. They are touchy to get out though. I've had bits come off here and there unmolding them. The ice tubes come out easily after being put in the freezer a few minutes. I let them sit for somewhere between 12-24 hours before I unmold them then I put them on my drying rack for a week and a half before we used them.

I made a mini loaf of swirled together colors to make little bars of crayon soap. I'll post pictures of those here too after they cure. Hope I covered any questions. It was so simple and my kids love them so much I had to share how easy it was. Even if you are skeptical I hope some of you soap crafters give it a shot even in a small batch. I just think they are cool. I can't wait to find more molds. I actually ordered an alphabet mold that should be here next week.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011 11:40:38 AM »

this is the coolest thing ever!!i need to do this at some point!
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2011 11:01:31 AM »

i'm a little unsure of the how-to. You made your soap, and brought it to trace, THEN added the crayons, and then let them cure? or you added the crayons to the soap and THEN brought it trace?
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2011 10:36:19 AM »

I added the melted crayon at trace then let set.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2011 08:24:40 AM »

 Shocked MKy grandchildren will love these! Looks Like stocking stuffers to me!
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