How to Make Animal Soap Jellies Your Kids Will Love

Kids love these adorable soap jellies made with calming essential oils.

When I tell my 5 year old twins that it's bath time, sometimes they tell me they want to take a "playing bath, not a washing bath." I say that we can do both, and these adorable soap jellies make every bath that much more fun!

Encouraging kids to get clean when they are learning to bathe themselves sometimes requires a little creativity. That's why these jelly soaps are so perfect for kids! With fun animal faces, lots of fun soapy foam, and a wiggly jiggly feel, these homemade soaps will make your kids look forward to bath time.

And since I've added some soothing kid-friendly essential oils to the mix, moms will love them for their calming properties.

Ready to make these easy DIY soap jellies? Keep reading!

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Homemade Animal Soap Jellies for Kids

These soap jellies are great for bath time or for every day hand washing. They make a perfect handmade gift idea too. Here's what you need.


  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin. We use this brand as it makes the soap more sturdy and hold up longer.

  • 1 cup boiling water


Pour the boiling water into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add in the unflavored gelatin and stir to dissolve. Add glycerin and liquid soap and stir well.

Add your essential oils and mix everything together.

At this point, if you are using more than one color, separate your mixture evenly into one small bowl for each color.

Add soap coloring to each bowl. Start with a drop or two and add until you achieve your desired shade. Stir well until color is combined.

Next, spray the bottom of your mold with rubbing alcohol. Pour your colored mixture into the mold. When done, spray the top of the mold with more rubbing alcohol.

Refrigerate for at least two hours. Store in an air tight container until ready to use.

Watch the video below for step by step photos and instructions!

Your new soap jellies will provide tons of wiggly bath time fun. Your kids will love the fun shapes and foam, while you'll love the calming properties of the essential oils. Win win!

These animal soap jellies are so adorable, your kids will want to use them for every day hand washing too. With three fun animal faces they will have a hard time choosing their favorite!

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