When we saw these adorable Peeps bunny candy molds, I knew we had to try and make Peeps soap! Making soap is a favorite Easter STEM activity!
Easter is one of our favorite holidays. We love everything about eggs, bunnies, candy, and of course Peeps!
STEM Handmade Soap: Peeps Edition
STEM Elements in Soap-Making
Making soap is actually a pretty cool STEM activity! How?
It’s all in the way soap comes together.
Soap-making includes a lot of scientific concepts, like chemical reactions, dissolving, solutions, and precise ratios.
When making soap, if you don’t follow the recipe exactly, your soap will turn into a disaster!
And soap-making itself requires a lot of math and technology to form it right.
This particular Peeps soap recipe uses a kid-safe pre-made soap block, but for middle schoolers, they will get bigger STEM benefits by making a true soap recipe that requires safety equipment and traditional soap ingredients such as lye.
What you’ll need to make Peeps soap:
- Clear glycerin soap base
- Soap scent (we used cotton candy scent)
- Soap dye (food coloring will work, but it will leave a color residue when the soap gets wet)
- PEEPS bunny mold (it also has chicks, but we didn’t use those)
- Rubbing alcohol
- Spray bottle