How to make a Magical Snow Globe Soap Gift.

Shhhhhh… don’t tell T and K… I made them each a Christmas present today. “OH MY GOSH’, am I in love with how they turned out!!
I made little Snow Globe Soaps. A handmade Christmas gift so magical and easy to make… I think I’m going to make one for EVERYBODY!
My friend, Shannon (who has a wonderful soap shop on Etsy called Sacred Waters Soap Companycheck it out) gave me the glycerine soap and I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it… woodland Snow Globe stocking stuffers!
This is what I needed…
  • Clear glycerine soap (find online, at a craft store or convo my friend Shannon above, she’ll have some for you for sure.)
  • A couple of round molds (I used my funnels but a small dish will work just as well)
  • Plastic food wrap
  • Nature bits (I cut a few pine fronds from our Christmas tree)
  • A few sweet little forest animals
  • Glitter

Our Christmas Snow Globe Soap

I made a baine-marie to melt the soap by boiling water in a pot and then placing the bowl of soap into the boiling water… this gently heats the soap, melting it evenly and safely.
While I was waiting for the soap to melt, I filled the funnel holes with playdough (see how important it is to keep playdough handy in your fridge!).
Then I lined the funnels molds with plastic food wrap. This is to make it easy to extract your Snow Globe from the mold once it is cooled and solid.
Then I arranged the little treasures into two groups… one for each Snow Globe… it pays to be prepared for this craft as your soap cools pretty fast and you need to work quickly when it’s time for pouring your soap into the mold.
Time for the snow part of your Snow Globe… glitter… sprinkle glitter lightly over the plastic film.
At last my soap was melted. I took it off the stove and added a few drops of essential oil so that my woodland Snow Globe soap would smell wonderful, like a walk in the woods!
I then carefully poured the liquid soap into the mold, leaving a space of about half an inch at the top. Please be sure that your children are at a safe distance from you when you do this step as the soap is very hot and would cause a horrible burn if an accident happened.
I let the soap cool just a little and then carefully placed the ‘nature bits’ and sweet little woodland animals into the soap, UPSIDE DOWN! I left a little bit of their feet sticking out of the soap, shown in the photo below…
I then mixed the remaining soap with green glitter and stirred vigorously, aerating the soap… this makes the soap harden whiter than the rest, to look like snow. I poured the aerated soap onto the first layer of soap, covering the little treasures completely.
I left them aside to cool and harden for a couple of hours.
When my soap was properly cooled and hardened, I gently pulled it out of the mold. The plastic food wrap helps to loosen it from the sides of the mold. When my soap was free, I gently peeled away the plastic.
Voila! I had made a magical woodland Snow Globe soap!
handmade christmas gift... sweet little dear in a snow globe soap
I can just imagine the fun my kids are going to have with these. Bath time will be a longed for part of the day… AND, they will surely be clean!
Woodland snow globe glycerine soap
Blessings and magic.


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11 Responses

  1. look how nice they turned out!!!! Lovely. Your children are so lucky to have you! I can teach you how to do the goldfish in the bag. I have all the stuff:)

  2. That is so cute! My children love soaps like this. I’m sure every child will wash hands thoroughly in a effort to get to the toy sooner! love, Beth

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