DIY Color Block Soap Pops Melt and Pour Tutorial

DIY Color Block Melt and Pour Soap Pops

This fun and colorful fourth of July craft idea is so simple and fun! Surprise your guests with this cleansing treat or use it as an activity idea for a bored afternoon.


  • 1 cup melt and pour soap
  • red and blue soap coloring
  • essential oil optional
  • rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
  • 4 wooden craft sticks
  • 4 popsicle molds


  1. Carefully melt about 1/3 cup of melt and pour soap in a double boiler or in the microwave.

  2. Once the mixture has melted add the first color of soap coloring. Stir to spread the color evenly.

  3. Add a few drops of essential oil or soap making fragrance oil to the melted soap if you decide to use it.

  4. Carefully divide the mixture over the popsicle molds. Make sure to aim for the center of your mold.

    Lightly spray the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol to make sure you get rid of any bubbles.

  5. Set the molds aside for at least 20 minutes to let this soap layer cool and harden. This step is crucial if you don’t want the colors to bleed.

  6. Start to melt another 1/3 cup of melt and pour soap and repeat the previous steps. 

    Do this three times in total to create three layers.

  7. Once you’ve poured your final layer you can carefully push the popsicle stick in.

    Make sure it sits deep enough into the soap without touching the bottom.

  8. Leave them in their molds to let them dry completely. I recommend letting them dry overnight.

Recipe Notes

If the soaps won’t come out of your molds easily you can put the molds in a cup or bowl and add hot water to it. The edges of the soaps will start to melt and after a couple of minutes you’ll be able to pull them right out.