Oh, these boys of mine! For some reason, they’ve gotten it into their heads that they are no longer required to wash their hands before meals and after using the bathroom. They know *why* they need to wash their hands; it’s just that they are too
lazy busy; washing hands takes precious time away from play.
To get my kids back into the healthy habit of hand-washing, I made like President Business and kraggled some of their mini figures with clear glycerin soap. Now they need to be rescued!
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My evil plan has worked—muhahaha! My boys now wash their hands when they should without questions, arguments, or reminders. Best of all, the soap makes all of us giggle every time we go into the bathroom!
LEGO Rescue Soap
This recipe makes 4 bars of soap.
- Clear Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap (32 oz)
- 1 sharp knife
- Soap mold
- Microwave safe bowl
- 1 spoon
- 1 tsp Thieves® essential oil
- 4 LEGO minifigures
1. Remove the soap from the package. Cut it in half so that you have two 16 oz blocks. Place 1 block back into the package, and cut the second in half again so that you have two 8 oz blocks.
2. Place 8 oz of soap in your microwave safe bowl. Melt the soap (40 seconds on high, then 10 second intervals until completely melted).
3. Allow the soap to cool slightly, then gently stir in ½ tsp of Thieves® essential oil. I chose Thieves® oil because it supports a healthy immune system. Use whatever essential oil you wish, but avoid citrus oils as they may eat away at the plastic toy.
4. Pour the melted soap into the molds, dividing evenly so the soap only fills each mold halfway. Allow the soap to harden (about 20 minutes).
5. When the soap has hardened, position the minifigures face-down. I enjoyed positioning their arms and legs so it looked like they were frozen in action and trying to escape. (Revenge of course, for all of the LEGOs I’ve stepped on the past 2 years!)
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6. Repeat steps 2–4. Allow the soap to harden (I left it alone for about an hour this time).
7. While the soap is hardening, invite your child to build a LEGO soap holder! Here is the soap holder we came up with. It contains the mess and allows the soap to air-dry on the bathroom counter.
8. Gently push the soap out of the molds. Rescue the LEGO guys with good hygiene!
Watch the LEGO guys rescue progress! Follow along on Facebook!