I put together this Play Dough Soap recipe in order to help keep my daughter occupied over the spring school break. The soap dough morphs into a soap slime once it's in the water a bit. Make some of this fun homemade soap play dough for your kids. It is a great way to make slime without glue and is safe and even CLEAN for children.
Play Dough Soap DIY
The recipe for this play dough soap that morphs into a soap slime with water is easy to make and basically foolproof. Too dry, add a few drops of water, too wet add a teaspoon or so of cornstarch. The pictured here (and the included recipe) is purposely made slightly dry. It is a large batch and this way the balls don't adhere to each other when the soap dough is tossed in a ziploc bag. The soap is still quite malleable. I do make smaller batches slightly softer.
She loves playing with the play dough soap in her bath as well as in the sink, especially when it gets to a gooey slime stage. I love that it washes down the drain and other than a little starch residue to rinse out of the tub it is basically mess free.
Play Dough Soap for Kids the Turns to Soap Slime
The play dough soap starts at a texture much like you would expect, but over time as it gets wetter it transforms during play into a fun gooey slime soap.
Once it is relatively saturated the soap dough has a pasty wet clay feel to it. Fun to squish and smear.
With more water play, the play dough soap morphs into a drippy oozy slime like stage. Fun to watch and feel, as well as paint the sides of the tub with. Finally the soap dough dissolves into the water, hopefully after your child is clean...lol.
What's in the Soap Dough?
Here's all the supplies (full recipe below)
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Baby Unscented 16oz.Viva Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil, 16 oz - Ultra Hydrating Massage & Aromatherapy Oil, Hexane-FreeNOW Solutions Glycerine Vegetable, 16-OunceWilton Gel Food Color Set, PrimarySurepromise 45 Colors Eyeshadow Makeup Nail Art Pigment Glitter Dust Powder SetBob's Red Mill Corn Starch, 22 Ounce
How to Make Playdough Slime Soap
Here's how to make this easy recipe for Play Dough soap, that turns into fun bath slime in the tub! Other than the gel food coloring and glitter used to make the soap more attractive all the ingredients to make the soap are natural. I will try future batches with natural pigment and probably just skip the glitter it really didn't add much to the end results anyway.
While I prefer using Castille soap, you can also easily make this slime with hand soap. Personally, I would skip the dish soap slime in the bathtub. It is likely to be too harsh on a child’s skin.Print
Play Dough Soap Recipe: Turns to Fun Bath Slime in Tub!
- Yield: about 10 1x
Add this fun soap slime recipe that doubles as kid’s soap to your easy DIY slimes collection. The children will have lots of good clean fun with it!
- 1 cup liquid Castille soap (Hand soap can be substituted.)
- 3 tbs vegetable Glycerine
- 1 tbs fractionated coconut oil (Yes, other oils can be substituted, but will have a shorter shelf life.)
- gel food coloring
- 2 ½ cups cornstarch
- ***optional*** micro glitter
- Mix the wet ingredients together, then add 2 cups of the cornstarch and mix well.
- Add the remaining cornstarch in increments until you reach the consistency you want.
- Divide the soap dough evenly into approximately 10 pieces and roll into balls. **optional roll balls in cosmetic glitter**
- You can either store the soaps immediately in an airtight package to maintain softness or allow them to dry out first. Either way they will become soap slime when mixed with water. The dry ones will last a little longer in bath.
Store the play dough soap in an airtight container to maintain moisture.