03 December 2019

Glitter Snowflake Soap for Kids

How to make a fun and easy glitter snowflake soap for kids.  This easy melt and pour recipe is perfect for beginners.  Winter soap recipes make great stocking stuffer, especially for the Frozen fans.

Have you seen Frozen 2 yet?  We have not.  Yet.

I can't wait to take Dakota to see it.  She's 12 now, so she's kind of on the older end of the Frozen craze.  She wasn't very excited for it, but I reminded her that I'm in my 30s and I really want to see it.

I'm a big Disney fan, and I loved Frozen.  My daughter loves the princesses, and I agree that they are pretty fun.  I'm trying to raise her to be a strong woman, so I love how Frozen shifts from the prince saving the princess to sister saving sister.

The soundtrack was amazing too.  Dakota and I sing along and know all of the words to the songs (and the entire movie if I'm being honest here).  We listened to the songs in the car for years after the movie came out.

Frozen 2 inspired me to make these cute glitter snowflake soap for kids.  Since Christmas is coming, I wanted a really easy recipe that you can make even if you've never made melt and pour soap before.

This is a very basic recipe, but it's really cute with the fun mold and glitter.  The glitter is optional, but it makes this soap more fun.  

Glitter Snowflake Soap for Kids

When I started this blog and sharing DIYs, I posted easy DIYs.  Then I started posting more difficult ones using special tools and ingredients.

I want to get back to basics for this glitter snowflake soap for kids.  I want this to be a fun afternoon project that you can make for yourself or for your kids.

This would also make a great teacher gift.  Older kids can even help make it.  Dakota is practically a pro in the kitchen, so she can cut soap and microwave and pour it.  She can make this alone with supervision.

You know your kids best.  If you think they can make winter soap recipes, then have a fun crafting afternoon.  Or maybe they can help with part and you can pour.

Your kids might also like this unicorn rubber duck soap recipe.

How Do You Add Glitter to Melt and Pour Soap?

Glitter works really well in melt and pour soap, but it does tend to sink to the bottom.  You can use a suspension base so the glitter stays suspended as the soap cools.

However, I just let the soap cool until it starts to thicken and then pour.  The glitter doesn't fall very much.  

What Kind of Glitter is Safe for Soap Making?

You can use a skin safe glitter.  Don't use craft glitter because it can irritate your skin.  You can also use a skin safe biodegradable glitter.

What is Biodegradable Glitter?

Biodegradable glitter is not made from plastic.  It will break down over time and not become waste in the environment.  

Be sure to use skin safe biodegradable glitter.

How Do You Store Melt and Pour Soap?

If you're making this snowflake shaped soap for gifts, you will want to wrap it.  I just Sam's Club or the Walmart brand of cling wrap.  This is the best for soaps and is easy to find.

The glycerin in the soap can draw moisture from the air over time.  This can cause it to sweat, so it's important to wrap it.

What is the Shelf Life of Melt and Pour Soap?

This snowflake soap recipe will last about one to two years.  However, it will need to be wrapped so it doesn't sweat.

Ingredients for Winter Soap Recipes

Melt and Pour Soap

I use Crafty Bubbles melt and pour soap.  I like the white soap for this snowflake soap for kids, but you can use clear if you want.  (It will be available on their website soon!)

I added some argan oil to the soap for some extra moisturizing.  Dakota wanted this for the shower, and she has dry skin.

If you want to make this soap for kids even easier, omit the oil and use a more moisturizing soap base.  I recommend a shea butter soap base or a goat's milk soap base.  


Dakota really likes sweet orange.  It's safe for children over 6 months, although I would talk to an aromatherapist about using essential oils for children under 10.  Dakota is 12, so I use kid safe oils for her. 

Try one of these fun essential oil blends that smell like candy.


Argan Oil

Like I said, Dakota wants to use her glitter snowflake soap for kids in the shower.  She has dry skin, so I added some argan oil.  Adding an oil is optional.

I chose argan because it's a light and dry oil.  This means that it soaks into your skin quickly.  It has fatty acids, omegas, and vitamin E to moisturize the skin.

You can use any carrier oil that you'd like.  Grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil are also great choices.  Learn more about carrier oils and their benefits here.


I used white and blue glitter from my set of body safe glitters.  The Amazon listing shows one glitter, but it is a set of six.  They are super fine and perfect for soaps.

You can also use a biodegradable glitter.  I recommend this one.

Snowflake Soap Mold

I used this snowflake silicone mold.  With the intricate design of the snowflake, I think silicone is best for unmolding.  This is a decent sized mold, so you can use it for solid lotion, bath bombs, and more.



How Do You Make Snowflake Soap?

Step #1

Cut the melt and pour soap into 1 inch cubes.  Microwave on high in 30 second intervals.  Stir between each internal.

Step #2

When it is completely melted, add the argan oil and sweet orange essential oil.  Stir well.

Step #3

Add the white and blue glitter and stir again.  Let the soap cool until a skin forms on the top. 

Step #4

When the skin forms, stir it so it melts back into the soap.  Then pour into the molds.

Step #5

Spray the tops of the soaps with rubbing alcohol to pop air bubbles.  Let sit until cool.  Remove from the mold.

Step #6

You can use your soap right away.  Store leftovers in an airtight container or wrap in plastic wrap so they don't draw moisture from the air and sweat.

More Winter Soap Recipes:

soap, snowflake, glitter
Yield: 4 bars
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10

Glitter Snowflake Soap

prep time: 1 hourperform time: 4 hourtotal time: 5 H
This fun snowflake soap is perfect for beginners. It was inspired by Frozen 2 and makes a great gift for kids.



  1. Cut the melt and pour soap into 1 inch cubes. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals. Stir between each internal.
  2. When it is completely melted, add the argan oil and sweet orange essential oil. Stir well.
  3. Add the white glitter and stir again. Let the soap cool until a skin forms on the top.
  4. When the skin forms, stir it so it melts back into the soap. Then pour into the molds.
  5. Spray the tops of the soaps with rubbing alcohol to pop air bubbles. Let sit until cool. Remove from the mold.

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