Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Craft :: DIY Soap & Crayon Favors

Howdie all Ghosts and Ghouls!   

It’s Melissa again!  This time returning with a fun, easy idea for  Halloween Party Goodie Bags!   
We ALL know that CANDY wins the pole (little racing humor there) at Halloween time; however, did you ever consider stuffing an alternative to candy inside those cute bags? 

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I came up with this idea to make homemade soaps and homemade crayons to stuff into those bags instead!  Best part – the children were able to help me!

I saw these cute ice cube trays at the Dollar Tree (last year, but saw them again this year). I thought they would make a cute crayons or soap for the season.

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I went to the local craft store; purchased the raw soap cubes and the coloring (we did not add fragrance).

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After safely melting the soap in the microwave (follow the directions for safe melting) the children were able to help with the coloring. 

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Next step was to pour in the hot colored soap into the molds.  Kids helped with this also.

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Now you just have to wait until it hardens, and pop it out!   

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Add a cute goodie bag and sticker and there you have it! These were fun to give to older neighbors, grandparents and moms of our friends. 

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For creating the crayons – collect all those broken crayons (Crayola works the best we have found) remove paper and put pieces of the broken crayons into the molds.  You can then bake these on a low heat until melted.  Again, wait for them to harden again and pop out.  Cute, easy and affordable goodie for the kids that won’t require a dentist visit !

Hope your Halloween is hauntingly fun!  Until next time friend s- Party On!


Guest Contributor: Melissa Newell 

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years - parties have always been a passion of hers.

 Melissa’s motto is Go Big or Go Home! She celebrates with her children every chance they get - making each day a celebration of Life!

Creativity on a budget and the attention to the smallest of details is what she is known for.

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