Valentines for Kids: Homemade Fish Soap

Hi Dimple Prints readers! It’s Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons and I’m excited to be here again this month. We love to make our own valentines and I was so excited to see all the free Valentine’s Day printables Carli posted in the shop!

We have been wanting to try and make our own soap shapes ever since we made Squishy Snow last month. When I saw the fish valentine printables I had a great idea…

Valentines for Kids: Make Your Own Goldfish Soap

We made, or actually molded our own fish shaped soap to go with the fish printable! And it was super easy! (Although definitely a bit messy!)

Here’s what you need to make your own fish soap:

  • a bar or white or clear soap
  • veggie grater
  • warm water
  • food coloring (we used all natural food coloring from Whole Foods)
  • wax paper
  • bowls

Kid Made Soap Recipe

We began by grating the bar of soap into a bowl.

How to Make Your Own Soap Shapes

Then we made a soap paste:

  1. We put the bowl with the grated soap, a bowl with warm water, and an empty bowl on the table.
  2. We put a couple of spoonfuls of the water in the empty bowl and added the food coloring.
  3. Then we added some of the grated soap and stirred.
  4. We kept going back and forth with the soap and the water until we had a mold-able paste.
  5. We ended up doing half of the soap at a time so repeated this sequence twice.

Make Your Own Soap Shapes for Kids

The kids kneaded the soap and my oldest and I formed it into soap shapes.

Goldfish Valentines for Kids

We let the soap dry out overnight and then placed it into sandwich bags and added the fish valentine toppers. Such cute (and great smelling!) valentine to give to friends!

Megan is the creator of Coffee Cups and Crayons, a blog that shares fun and useful ideas for modern parents. You can follow all of her learning activities, kids crafts, and party inspiration on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and G+.


My name is Carli, owner, designer & creative mind behind DimplePrints. I am married to my high school sweetheart & we have 3 wonderful kids. In the beginning I simply started by wanting to share a piece of our lives with loved ones by sending cards & invitations for special occasions. With the support of family, friends & great customers, it has grown into Dimpleprints.


  1. These are so cute! My son would love to make them (and use them, too!)

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