Sure, Halloween is all about the costumes and the candy. But there are plenty of excuses you can pick from (as if we needed any) to make these Monster Eyeball Halloween Soaps!
Place these googly eyed handmade soaps in strategic places in your bath room to get into the spirit of Halloween.
Or you can give them as a gift to the host of your next Halloween party. Or why not be the perfect host yourself and hand them out as “treats”?
They even make a great candy alternative for trick or treaters!
Instead of your usual pumpkin carving, you can throw an original kids party where they get to make their own soap creations.
All you need is an adult to operate the stove. They can do the fun part – the shaping, stamping and assembling!
Or if you are anything like my friends, host a craft night with DIYs and wine – if that is you, we should definitely be friends IRL.
And because these Halloween soaps are made using a simple melt and pour soap base, they couldn’t be easier to make!
The name already gives it away. All you have to do is melt the soap base using the double boiler method or in the microwave and then you can pour it into whatever shape you want!
Or in our case, cut out any shape we want. Because we’ll be using a specific technique to create the eyes of these Halloween soaps.
How To Make Melt and Pour Halloween Soaps:
The trick here is to layer different colors of melt and pour soap so you create a “3D eye” design.
The first layer is the white “eyeball”. You can of course make this layer green, purple, red or any color your creative mind desires.
Whenever I can I like to use the microwave to melt or make things. I know a lot of people love to use the microwave to melt their soap base. But I find it a little hard not to overheat the soap.
That is why I always go for my trusty double boiler insert when I’m using melt and pour soap.
Here is a free bonus cleaning hack to save you time:
Start with the white base. Then the colors, and end with the black pupils. That way you only have to clean out the double boiler insert right before you start to melt the clear melt and pour soap base.
I made a cute set of green and blue eyes, but imagine all the different colors and shapes you can make. Turn them into bloody red eyeballs, or go for oval-shaped cat eyes instead!
Once you’re done shaping the eyes from the white melt and pour soap base, you can carefully place them in your mold. You can of course use any shape mold you like.
As the eyes are the real showstopper in these clear hand soaps, I chose to go with a simple flexible cake mold.
Once you are satisfied with the way your eyes look, you can fill in the rest with the clear melt and pour soap base.
The color of the eyes did bleed a teensy bit when I poured the hot soap on top. I think it adds just that extra creepy touch!
I like how the eyes seem to “float” in the clear melt and pour soap. But you can also add a drop of coloring to this soap base.
Imagine how the eyes would look floating in a clear red soap!
And here’s a tip to get the best finish: when you see bubbles appear on the surface of your soaps, spray them with rubbing alcohol. The bubbles will pop and you’ll be left with a smooth looking top.
Looking for a last minute Halloween craft project? With this easy step by step tutorial you can create your own Monster Eyeball Soaps in a matter of minutes! A fun candy alternative for trick or treat, or as fun decor in your bath room that set the Halloween mood!
- Melt about 1/2 cup (2.5 oz) of white melt and pour soap base in the microwave on a low setting for 30 seconds. Stir the mixture and repeat if necessary. Or use the double boiler method.
- Once melted pour the soap onto a clean, dry plate. When the soap feels dry and cool to the touch gently pull it off in one piece. Turn it over so the smooth side is facing up.
- Use a round tool (a tall glass, vase, cake cutting tool, ...) to cut out as many round shapes as you can.
- Divide the rest of the white melt and pour soap base into 3 batches. Melt the first batch and a add a bit of color. Repeat step 3 with a smaller round cutting tool.
- Repeat step 4 with a different color.
- Repeat again but now adding black coloring. Use an even smaller cutting tool for this.
- Start assembling the eyes! Press down all the layers lightly with your fingers and place them into the soap molds.
- Melt the clear melt and pour soap base. Once melted take your pour on top until the molds are filled.
- Optional: spray the top of the soaps with rubbing alcohol to break up the bubbles.
- Wait 2 to 3 hours or until the soaps have cooled down and are ready to use.
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Are these Halloween Soaps creepy enough for you? Let us know in the comments below!
If you like this DIY than don’t forget to put a pin in it!
And the fun does not have to end here.
Here is a list of other DIY ideas and candy alternatives for Halloween.