The bathtub is the perfect place for toddlers and older kids too to have fun with LEGO. How about exploring physical changes with a simple melt and pour soap activity! Your kiddos will love this soapy LEGO theme way to get clean! Perfect for kiddos who are mad about LEGO building! This homemade LEGO soap activity is easy to do and will take care of a few germs in the process.
Make Yourself LEGO Soap
Making homemade soap is a fun and easy activity for kids and it may just encourage them to actually use it at bath time!
This LEGO soap cleans away the dirt and grime then rewards the kids with a fun surprise as the soap wears away – LEGO mini-figures! You can make just a couple for home or make up a big batch to give as gifts.
What Is Physical Change?
Physical changes are changes that occur in matter without changing its chemical composition. In
other words, the atoms and molecules that make up the matter stay the same; no new substance is formed. But there is a change in the appearance or physical properties of the substance.
There are several physical changes, which are actually changes in states of matter that kids can see when making soap. First, you start with a solid glycerin soap base which needs to be melted to pour into the molds.
Then it becomes a solid again as it cools. Of course, if you put it in the refrigerator for a few hours that process happens even quicker! Whether you have liquid or solid glycerin, you still have the same substance.
Time to turn your finished LEGO soap into suds in the bath! Another physical change! Check our lots more examples of physical change!
DIY LEGO Soap
Make washing up extra special with this special LEGO soap!
- Clear glycerin soap base
- LEGO Minifigures
- Silicone soap mold
- Essential oils for a scented soap (optional)
Alternatively, you could use LEGO soap molds like the ones we used for making our own LEGO crayons!
STEP 1. Cut the glycerin soap base into 1”x 1” squares with a sharp knife.
How many will I need?
- How many you will need depends on the size and shape of your soap mold (you can even use silicone cupcake liners in the metal pan for stability).
- To figure out how many you need the first time you use your mold, estimate based on the size of your soap mold.
- Each rectangle in my mold fit roughly 4 of my one-inch squares. So to make two I used 8 one-inch pieces and two extra to compensate for where they didn’t quite fill in the mold.
- If you have a little soap base leftover don’t worry you can pour it back in the package and let it reset-it will melt and pour over and over again.
STEP 2. Fill your soap cavities with the LEGO mini-figures. Be sure some of the mini-figs are facing down, touching the silicone mold so you can see them when your bars are done!
STEP 3. Place the squares in a large glass measuring cup with a lip. This makes it much easier to pour into the molds.
Then melt the glycerin base in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until fully melted. Mine took 90 seconds.
STEP 4. Quickly stir in your essential oils if using.
STEP 5. At this point, your soap mixture will be very warm but still safe to touch, Use a towel against the warm glass and carefully pour your soap mixture to fill each cavity to not quite full.
STEP 6. Have an adult carefully move the mold to the refrigerator so it will set faster. Leave your bars alone at least 2 hours, the waiting is hard but it will be worth it!
Once set carefully remove the soap from the mold. Your LEGO soap is now ready to use!
Wash and repeat until just the mini-figure is left!
More Fun With LEGO
- Build an easy LEGO catapult or a LEGO zip line.
- Try a LEGO marble run.
- Have fun with this printable LEGO tower game.
- Try one or more of these printable LEGO challenges.
Breathe new life into your existing LEGO or brick collections!
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