Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY Childrens Rubber Duck Soaps

Here is a great way to make children's bath time fun! Create personalized soaps with easy to use soap making supplies and add a fun toy. The glycerine soap base is mild and gentle enough for sensitive skin. This craft project does not take much time - and hand made soaps are and easy way to create unique gifts for your family.

Glycerine Soap Base
Glass Heat Resistant Measuring Cup
Soap Mold
Soap Colorant (optional)
Soap Scent (optional)

Cut soap base into small chunks and place into a heat resistant glass measuring cup.
Cover cup loosely with a paper towel.
Microwave for 45 seconds to one minute, depending on the amount of soap base. For small amounts 20 - 30 seconds may be enough time.
Remove from microwave and stir.
Continue to microwave at 15 second intervals until just melted.
Now add color, just a few drops at a time until you are happy with the tint.
Next add the scent if you would like the soap to have a smell. The scent will fade slightly as the soap hardens so add a little more than you think you need.
Finally, pour your soap into the mold you have chosen. 
If you want a toy in the soap place it in the liquid soap.
Allow the soap to harden completely. This should take at least 4 hours, but letting it set up overnight is advised.
To release the soap from the mold, turn over and slightly flex the mold. It should release easily.

When you are finished, rinse the mold with warm water. These molds are re-usable so you can create new bars of soap as often as you like.

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