DIY Star Wars Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Soap

We’ve been having a lot of fun with Star Wars crafts recently. Like many children, The Force Awakens really seems to have struck a chord with my two and now they are Star Wars obsessed. My son recently bought the Lego Carbon-Freezing Chamber set I thought I would turn this to my advantage with an easy DIY Star Wars Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Soap craft activity!

DIY Han Solo Carbonite soap craft


DIY Star Wars Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Soap

You will need:

2x disposable plastic containers
Han Solo plastic figure
soap base
wooden stirrer

How to make a DIY Star Wars Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Soap:

First melt your soap base by cutting it into small pieces. Place them in a disposable plastic tub and melt for 10 seconds at a time in a microwave. Use a wooden stirrer to ensure everything is mixed and melted.

make your own soap

The soap can start to harden and form a skin so you need to work quickly. If you are going to add any colour do it now as you can’t re-heat the soap when you have added anything to it.

make your own soap

I didn’t want to add anything so poured a small amount of the soap base into the other plastic container and left it to harden for a couple of minutes.

make your own soap with Han Solo

I re-heated the soap base, placed my Han Solo figure into the soap layer and poured more soap on top until it was completely covered.

Han Solo in soap craft for kids

I left the soap to harden overnight and the next day tipped the container over and the finished soap fell out.

DIY Star Wars Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Soap

My son turns 6 next month so I thought this would make a fun handmade gift for him to open, alongside all his other Star Wars gifts.

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Sockflow subscription box

I do love receiving fun mail which is why I love trying out and featuring subscription boxes on my little blog. The latest one we’ve tried out is the subscription box which is a monthly sock subscription or sock of the month club, where they pick great quality, coloruful, stylish socks for you.

A few days ago a colourful envelope popped through my door containing this sweet little bag.

Sockflow subscription box

Inside were two pairs of socks and a little card with washing instructions. Now I have to be honest and say I wasn’t sure if the socks were for adults or children but it didn’t really matter. My 4 year old spotted the cute characters on the socks and nabbed them for herself. socks

We recognized both characters but I couldn’t tell you their name. It would be nice to be able to find out a little more about the socks either on the website or with a card inside the package.

Korean socks

As with any new item of clothing, my daughter has wanted to wear them constantly which means they’ve been through the wash a few times already. The socks have washed well and are still lovely and soft.

What do you think? Would you try a subscription box? Many of the socks come from South Korea and you could receive premium dress socks, stylish colourful fashion socks (also k-pop socks) and kids socks and baby socks. You can sign up for a monthly subscription and specify what kind of socks you want, including for what gender and age.

You might be interested to read some of my other subscription box reviews:

Explore package from My Fabric House January 2016

The Happy Paper Club November 2015 box

The Happy Paper Club October 2015 box

Degustbox September 2015 box

Japan Candy Box July 2015

Kawaii Box October 2015

Kawaii Box July 2015

Super Cute Box July 2015

Stocking Box June 2015

Lucky Dip Club October 2015 box

Lucky Dip Club July 2015

Mini Weekend Box January 2016

Weekend Box January 2015

Weekend Box January 2014

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Monday happy things – Week 72

For once I am happy it’s Monday because now we can countdown to half term. Although this term is going quickly I can’t wait for a week off from the school run and after school clubs. My children need a break from school too and the chance to relax and be themselves again.

So far February has been good to us. I started by stitching a new month in my gorgeous Year in Stitches calendar, surely the nicest way to mark the changing months.

Cross stitched February

My son was invested into Beavers last week. He’s been going along for a few weeks and really enjoying meeting new people and trying new things. So we took the plunge and paid for the uniform and subscription fee. We all went along to watch him being invested and receive his first badges.

I love trying subscription boxes and received two new ones this week, socks from Korea and Unicorn-themed stationery for my Planner.  Who can resist a pencil which states ‘I believe in Unicorns’? There is so much choice our there and it is fun discovering new ones.

I believe in unicorns pencil

There has been plenty of time for crafting with my children which is always something to be celebrated. I love the fact our dining room is our little craft hub. It is permanently covered in half-finished craft projects and is a great place to sit after school and at weekends and chat whilst being creative. We’ve been doing a lot of Star Wars crafts recently so pop on over to my other blog to see the results.

We made some progress with decorating our house and had our hall painted. We chose two colours of gorgeous Farrow & Ball paint and it looks amazing. Just the downstairs to fix now!

hall painted with Farrow and Ball


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