Soapy Snowball Craft

soapy snowball craft

Looking for a fun craft idea to help wash away the winter blues? Make soap snowballs!  These snowballs are fun and easy to make, and when you hide a little toy inside they are a great way to motivate kids to wash away winter germs.

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  • 4 (4.5 oz) bars of soap (Ivory Soap works especially well)
  • A cheese grater (or a food processor with a grating tool)
  • ½ cup of lukewarm water
  • Small toys to put inside the snowballs (optional)
  • Peppermint extract (optional) 


  1. Use your cheese grater or food processor to shred your soap into a large bowl. (Be sure to watch little fingers during this part.)
  2. If you want to add a minty scent to your snowballs, add a few drops of mint extract to ½ cup of lukewarm water.
  3. Add the water, a little bit at a time, to the bowl of shredded soap until it forms a claylike texture. Mix the soap and water with your hands as you add it to be sure you are getting the consistency you want.
  4. If you are adding a toy surprise, start with that and mold a large handful of the soap mixture around it to form a snowball.
  5. Set your snowballs on a tray or rack to dry. It usually takes about 24 hours for the snowballs to fully dry.  

** Be sure to really rinse off  any utensils that you used to make your soapy snowballs before putting them in the dishwasher, otherwise you might get more sudsy action than you bargained for! 🙂

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