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Hands-On Activity for Kids: Handmade Peeps Soap

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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!

We have a whole series of Peeps STEM activities that we’ve done, and we love coming up with fun things to do with Peeps, like making Peeps playdough!

Looking for a fun Easter craft or Easter activity? Peeps soap is not only a fun craft project for kids, but it makes a great non-toy Easter basket idea!

STEM Handmade Soap: Peeps Edition

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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.

Looking for a fun Easter craft or Easter activity? Peeps soap is not only a fun craft project for kids, but it makes a great non-toy Easter basket idea!

What you’ll need to make Peeps soap:

Looking for a fun Easter craft or Easter activity? Peeps soap is not only a fun craft project for kids, but it makes a great non-toy Easter basket idea!
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How to Make Peeps Soap

Before starting this project, make sure your Peeps mold is clean and dry.
Looking for a fun Easter craft or Easter activity? Peeps soap is not only a fun craft project for kids, but it makes a great non-toy Easter basket idea!
Put your soap into a microwave-safe container. You can also melt the soap on the stove. Heat 30 seconds at a time, stirring between sessions, until the soap is completely melted.
Looking for a fun Easter craft or Easter activity? Peeps soap is not only a fun craft project for kids, but it makes a great non-toy Easter basket idea!
Pour your soap into the molds. Gently tap the mold to remove excess air bubbles.
Spray a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol onto each of the soaps to remove air bubbles from the surface of the soap.
Let your soap sit out overnight on a completely flat surface.
Looking for a fun Easter craft or Easter activity? Peeps soap is not only a fun craft project for kids, but it makes a great non-toy Easter basket idea!
The next morning, pop out your Peeps bunnies and place them in plastic treat bags. These would make adorable Easter basket gifts! You can even include them in a science Easter basket, because soap is the product of a chemical reaction!
Looking for a fun Easter craft or Easter activity? Peeps soap is not only a fun craft project for kids, but it makes a great non-toy Easter basket idea!
Don’t they look so cute?
Looking for a fun Easter craft or Easter activity? Peeps soap is not only a fun craft project for kids, but it makes a great non-toy Easter basket idea!

More Things to Do with Peeps

You may not love eating Peeps, but they are soon to become one of your most favorite educational tools! Peeps science activities will delight all kids!

Peeps Science Experiments

If you love or hate Peeps, you can't deny they are adorable! You don't have to like eating Peeps to make this super-fun Peeps playdough recipe!

Peeps Playdough

PEEPS are amazing and have so many uses beyond just being a sweet. Take your PEEPS into the classroom with this PEEPs density science experiment!

Peeps Density Experiment

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