This year for teacher and coaches gifts I decided to get crafty. By crafty I mean we made the simplest craft on earth and plan to give it as presents. My kids have too many teachers and coaches to give everyone a nice little gift and not break the budget at the same time. So, we made holiday soap.
I bought this huge bucket of glycerin soap at Micheals for $44. That may seem like a lot, but that was all this craft cost and we plan to give soap to 20+ people!
I made soap for thank you's after Samuel was born so I already had some molds. We used this mold because it is Christmas/winter themed. We also used a gingerbread man mold.
After loosening the huge block of soap, we cut it into smaller pieces. The pieces are melted in the micowave which takes about 2 minutes.
We added food coloring. Obviously, being Christmas we used red and green. We also added some peppermint extract to each batch for a nice smell! The liquidy soap is then poured into the molds and you wait for it to harden. It is that simple. A craft designed for me and my kids!
This is the finished product and I think everything looks great! The kids were super excited about the gingerbread men. They are pretty cute!
I am hoping the teachers and coaches appreciate a homemade, usable, and fun gift!