Looking for a fun and easy Star Wars craft? Make homemade soap in 30 minutes! These are great for gifts or party favors!
The first Star Wars movie was released when I was 2 years old so it’s safe to say that Star Wars has always been a part of my life. I remember going as a family to see the later movies and dreaming of becoming Princess Leia.
When I saw Star Wars Jell-O molds at the grocery store a few months ago, I picked up a set to make some fun crafts for the new movie. I started brainstorming fun uses for the molds besides Jell-O. The Jell-O mold is hard to find now but you can find similar shapes plus a lot of other fun Star Wars shapes online. See the supply list below.
I made homemade soap a few months ago and it was a huge success with my kids. I knew they’d love little mini Star Wars soaps, but I wasn’t sure if the Jell-O mold would work well. Jell-O molds are hard plastic and are notorious for being very difficult to un-mold whatever is in them. I went for it anyway – and it worked!
Homemade Star Wars Soap
- Pour and melt soap – each mold used about 2 cubes of melted soap
- Star Wars Molds –The Jell-O molds are hard to find, but these silicone molds will work great and be much easier to work with.
- Soap Dye – you must use soap dye. Food coloring will not work.
- Essential oils for scent (optional)
Cut off the desired amount of soap from the big chunk o’ soap. I melted them down by 2 squares each as that seemed to fit into each mold. Melt the soap according to the directions on the package in a small pot.
I had a measuring cup staying warm in hot water in another pot. Once the soap was melted in the small pot, I poured it into the measuring cup in the other pot.
Next, add the color and oils. Quickly pour the soap into your molds. Move fast because the soap starts to harden as soon as it’s removed from heat.
I used yellow for C3PO and then added a little red to that batch for an orange for Chewbacca.
I rinsed everything off and started over with blue for R2D2 and Darth Vader. Then I added a little yellow to get green for Yoda and the Stormtrooper.
Let the soaps cool and set. I didn’t let them harden completely. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to remove the soap from the Jell-O mold.
The Jell-O molds are a very stiff plastic so you have to kind of wiggle and pull, but the soap will come out. Silicone molds will be much easier to work with to remove the soaps.
Check out my bunny shaped homemade soaps, too!