Bubble Bath Playdough play dough soap recipe

Bubble Bath Playdough: A Play Dough Soap Recipe

My kids enjoyed making sculptures with their bubble bath playdough then taking them for a swim in the tub. Each time they are dunked they add more bubbles to the bath. Next time I plan to add fine glitter to the kneading step of this recipe for my daughter.



  1. Stir the dry parts of the bubble bath playdough together (flour, salt, cornstarch, and cream of tartar) and set aside.
  2. Boil 1 cup of water. Remove from heat.
  3. Add ¼ cup castile soap and oil to boiled water.
  4. Mix flour mixture and water mixture together and stir until incorporated. Once it is cool enough, knead the mixture into a dough-like consistency. Add more flour or castile soap as needed to adjust the texture. Optional: divide into bubble bath playdough smaller balls and knead in food coloring if you want a few different colors.
  5. Divide into "servings" to make transporting smaller portions to the bathtub easier. Store in airtight containers. If you are layering the dough, separate with wax paper.


You could also add a drop or two of essential oil, such as lavender, to this recipe for a calming bedtime routine. (Lavender is safe to use around children[1])

Recipe by DIY Natural at