Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fun Kids Soap

I had a great time making these and I think they turned out pretty cute!! Each soap has a fun little surprise in the center, my kids go nuts over these and they will be getting them as stocking suffers this Christmas.
I picked up my supplies at Hobby Lobby. I used a 40% off coupon for the soap, I choose the 5 lb bag and was able to make 30 soaps with it. I also picked up coloring and a scent (peppermint for Christmas). If you are going to use glitter choose the fines glitter you can because larger fleck glitter will all sink to the bottom of your mold (which will end up being the top of the soap when you are done). I got the bracelets and rings at good old Walmart in the party section. I also got small frogs, fish, and bouncy balls. You will also need a small spray bottle of rubbing alcohol.

I also picked up a mold at Hobby Lobby. I used this mold to make my colored soaps that will become the cubes to sprinkle in toy soaps.

As soon as you can pop them out chop them into little cubes.

I kind of got carried away and had to make every color I could!

To make the hearts I cut long strips of my pink soap and molded them into hearts. Place whatever "surprise" you want into each cup of a muffin pan.

Using a microwave safe measuring cup microwave glycerin soap as package directs. I only microwave two small blocks at a time and for 30 second increments. When I tried to do more than that I had to microwave it for longer (I am only talking 1 1/2 minutes) to get all the soap to melt and then the soap ended up to hot and it acted weird when I pored it into my molds. It melted all my colored blocks and sent them to the bottom of the mold and made a mess out of them. Also the soap dried very hazy. So only microwave 45 seconds tops. Before you pour the soap into your molds add glitter and fragrance. Stir to combine and then pour into molds making sure to fill each mold, don't do half full and then add more later. That does not really work very well either. Learn from my mistakes!! After you pour the soap into the mold immediately spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to pop all the bubbles, don't pass up this step it really works.

Don't move them while they are setting up. Allow them to set up completely (this only takes like 20 minutes or less) then pop them into the freezer for a few minutes (trust me this works). After a few minutes they pop right out. If you are having a hard time put them back into the freezer for a few more minutes and try again. I gently tapped on the back of each muffin cup to loosen the soap. BTW this did not ruin my muffin pan, its just soap it washes right out.

Cover each soap with plastic wrap and voila. Hand made soap. Stinking cute too. I might make stickers to go onto each soap or maybe put them into a cute cellophane bag to finish them up, they also fit nicely into a canning jar. Have fun, I sure did!

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  1. this looks good, would def. want to try it soon, thanks!

  2. Ballpark figures what did this cost to make?

  3. This is very creative and nice! What a neat idea for stocking stuffers :) I shared your craft with our Cafemom Holiday and Party Crafts group members with a link back to your blog for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing! ~Yolanda~


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