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DIY Soap Dough Bars

A very easy craft that'll give you hours of fun! Create your own shapes and colors. There are no limits to your imagination!


  • 1/4 cup liquid body wash I used castile soap
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • Food or soap coloring optional
  • Essential oils optional


  1. Add 1/2 cup of corn starch to a bowl.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of body wash. Stir together with a spoon until it starts to form a dough.

  3. Dust your work surface with a light coating of corn starch.

  4. Transfer the dough onto your surface and knead the mixture into a ball.   

  5. Keep kneading until the mixture no longer sticks to your hands. It should look smooth on the surface and dry as you hold it in your hands.

  6. Divide the soap dough in several pieces, using a knife for example.

  7. Stretch out the dough and put a drop of soap or food coloring in the middle. Fold the dough so the drop is locked inside. Then fold it a couple of more times to distribute the color evenly.

  8. Now you can make whatever shapes you like/need/want!

Recipe Notes

1. The coloring can stain your hands when you add them to the mixture. You can use gloves if you want to avoid this. Once the soap dough bars are done they won't stain anymore.

2. Keep in an airtight container to keep the soap dough 'squishy' and soft for longer. Let them air dry if you want to turn them into soap bars.