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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.

Joining in with Craft Schooling Sunday

11 Comments

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    Lucy
    February 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    What a fantastic idea, I could use this for many other plastic figures which are the kids favourites, can you just buy a clear bar of soap for this?

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      jenny
      February 10, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Yes! I think it would be fun to use some Lego minifigs to make smaller bars too. I used a tub of soap base from Hobbycraft, I’m not sure if you can melt normal soap as it might have colours or things added to it.

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    Jen V.
    February 10, 2016 at 2:58 am

    I love this! My husband is a huge Star Wars fan. I might have to make one for him and surprise him.

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      jenny
      February 10, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      I think they make fun gifts for kids or adults!

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    Christina @There's Just One Mommy
    February 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love this! My nephew would go nuts. I may need to make him one.

    I was so into Star Wars as a kid — kind of wish my mom had made me one of these!

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    creativejewishmom/sara
    February 13, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    This is so much fun, and the possibilities are endless for what you could “freeze” in that soap. Great for little ones that don’t want to bathe! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday.

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