DIY Ocean Toy Soap

DIY Ocean Toy Soap – an easy glitter soap recipe with ocean toys that kids can help create.

Glitter Ocean Toy Soap
Keeping the kids busy over spring break is always a bit of a challenge. This year instead of a mini vacation we spent most of our days sleeping in, making forts, and trying new recipes. It was pure bliss! Every once in awhile I heard the dreaded “mom, I’m bored” and that was my cue to think of a fun activity for them. This ocean toy soap is one of many creations from spring break. The kids had fun helping making this glitter soap with miniature sea creatures inside.

DIY Glitter Soap

When my daughter was a toddler she was in love with sea creatures and the ocean. I even shared our love for ocean themed crafts a few years ago. So when I suggested we make ocean soap she was thrilled! This is a fun project for kids and you can customize it with any small toy. We added lemon essential oil to give our soap a citrus scent, but you can add any essential oil you like. I’ve included Amazon affiliate links to where you can find everything we used.


Clear Glycerin Soap
Soap Dye or Blue Mica Powder
Toy Sea Animals (similar)
Lemon Essential Oil
PYREX 4-cup Measuring Cup
Silicone Mold

Step one: cube 2 pounds of melt and pour glycerin soap. Use a 4 cup pyrex glass cup to melt over a double boiler.

Step two: place toys upside down in mold; sprinkle glitter.

DIY Kids Ocean SoapStep three: Stir in essential oil and soap dye. If using a liquid soap colorant you only need 3-5 drops. If you’re using mica powder you only need a tiny scoop, maybe a quarter teaspoon at most (I suggest an adult helps with this step to avoid a mess with the powder and having it possibly float in the air). Stir until colorant is mixed well. Pour melted soap into mold and allow soap to set for a few hours before removing.

DIY Ocean Toy Soap

Ocean Toy Soap

More activities for kids:

Glow-in-the-dark slime

Glow in the dark slime

Mystery Braid Bracelet

How to make a mystery braid bracelet

 Glitter Tube Bracelets

Vinyl Tube Bracelets



  1. Trudy says

    I’ve been searching and searching for gifts for the guys in my life. As a mom of 5 sons…three adult, one junior adult, and a teenager…finding unique gifts, and especially handmade gifts…is difficult! This soap tutorial lends itself perfectly to my needs. By replacing the uber cool ocean themed toys with army men I’ll have the perfect gift for all five of my wonderful sons. They’ll also be getting some lip scrub courtesy of your site. Thanks for offering up so many great ideas. Thanks to you, this Christmas will be the (bath) bomb!

  2. Kristin says

    Love this idea! I was wondering if you knew how many ounces each section of your silicone mold holds, and how many bard of soap did this recipe make? Also, I was going to try to use clear plastic cups as my mold, and then cut the cups off once the soap was hardened (I’ll be making it in bulk and silicone molds will be too expensive). Do you think this will work? …I’ve never made soap before. Thanks for your help!

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