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Super Cheap Fun Bath Crayons!
I decided to make these when my niece was on a 3 bath a day habit. I'd bought some bath markers for her for Christmas, and they were completely worn out in no time! So I thought I'd try something else!

Posted by Craftie Auntie from Medford, Oregon, United States • Published See Craftie Auntie's 54 projects »

  • Step 1

    First, pick your soap carefully. My niece ended up being allergic to the bar soap I used.

    Grate up the bar. Watch your fingers when you get near the end!

  • Step 2

    Very slowly add about two(2) tablespoons of water. You don't want it to end up too watery. You can add more, but you can't take it out! Mix it up with a fork.

  • Step 3

    Split the soap into three equal sections (Or less if you want more of just one color of soap)

  • Step 4

    Mix in a good squeeze of food coloring. I would warn against using red, because it does have a tendency to stain the tub more so than other colors.

  • Step 5

    Shape it into a crayon like shape, or press it into a mold. Let dry for about two days in a cool dry place.

    Just a warning that it ends up being super slippery and hard to grab a hold of. So something other than a crayon like shape might be easier to hold!

    And they will change the water to whatever color the crayon is :)

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Awoken Cello
Awoken Cello · 14 projects
I should make some of these for my little bro. I remember having some as a kid and I loved them! Thanks for the how-to =D
Craftie Auntie
Craftie Auntie · Medford, Oregon, US · 55 projects
Jess, I didn't notice any of them really lingering on my nieces skin, and she was having a lot of fun coloring her belly. But it all rinsed off.
Jess · Phoenix, Arizona, US · 6 projects
That. is. awesome.

One question though, will it dye the kid's skin?

If not, I'm totally making this for my niece. Thanks for the tute!
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
thanks for your recipy i like to try this out!;-D
Craftie Auntie
Craftie Auntie · Medford, Oregon, US · 55 projects
Linsey, I've heard people suggest using Soap coloring before. But I am not sure how well it would work for a crayon. I didn't have any other than a pale pink color, so I wasn't able to try it out. But maybe this weekend I will give that a go, and see how it turns out!
Linsey · Byrnes Mill, Missouri, US · 8 projects
I love this idea! I so want to make these for my little man. Is there something else other than food coloring that can be used to make the colored "crayons"?
Lmao awesome, just the other day I tried writing in the water droplets on the wall juring a shower. I'm THAT cool. ;P
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 378 projects
My son would have loved something like this when he was little.
Love in a Thunderstorm
Love in a Thunderstorm · 7 projects

I remember using bath crayons when I was little!
Scarlet-Begonias · Everett, Washington, US · 15 projects
That is such a rad idea!
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