This is such an easy craft, but it goes a long way. Make them for a rockin' baby or wedding shower favor, a fun gift, or a teen party craft project. They are adorable bars of soap!
First up you need a Fred & Friends Bone Chillers ice cube tray. You can find it on www.amazon.com, coolstuffexpress.com and perpetualkid.com among several other sites. Amazon had it for $6.95 and cool stuff $7.95. You may find it at Linens & Things as well. It is pricier than most soap trays but I find this product to be worth the price. The tray is very strong and flexible and the soap comes out nicely.
You also need:
1 rectangle bar soap mold
White melt and pour soap
Clear melt and pour soap
Soap coloring (do not use food coloring)-Color is up to you!
Soap fragrance (optional) The melt and pour smells pretty good on its own.
***You can find all of the above soap making supplies at Hobby Lobby or Michael's Crafts. Check out www.hobbylobby.com or www.michaels.com for coupons to print before you buy your supplies).
Large glass measuring cup or bowl to melt the soap in
Packaging for the soap. I prefer clear cellophane bags (if you have an xpedx store near you they carry them), or www.clearbags.com. They are about $3.00 for 100 bags. You will also need ribbon or twist ties for the bags.
*If you want matching soap tags for a favor you can download our "U Rock" soap tags. Print them onto card stock, cut, and hole punch in the corner to attach.
Let' Make Bone Chillers Soap
Cut about 3 -4 cubes of the White soap (you'll have to eyeball a little as each soap is a little different), put them into the glass measuring cup and microwave for 30 seconds. You usually need about 50 seconds to really melt soap, but since every microwave is different take it out and stir it at 30 seconds then put it back in at 10-15 second intervals until the soap is melted. Keep a close eye on it and don't let it boil over, but hey, it is just soap so don't worry if it does! (Remember it just washes away).
Stir the soap mixture until it stops steaming heavily and then when cooled down about a minute carefully pour into the skull molds. If a little blobs over just wipe it up.
|Remember to put your skulls "face down" into the plain rectangle soap tray|
Let the soap harden. If you want to speed up the process you can put the tray in the fridge or freezer. It hardens quickly. Just be careful not to move the tray too soon or you will spill it, give it a few minutes to harden up first before moving. Once the skeletons are solid carefully pop them out of the tray. Now put them skull "Face Down" into the rectangle bar soap mold tray.
Clean up your glass measuring cup to reuse with the clear soap or grab a new one. Use about 6 cubes of Clear soap and just like the white soap microwave for 30 seconds and then the 10-15 second intervals until melted. Stir in ONE drop of soap coloring. You only want ONE drop so that the soap is translucent. You can use two drops to mix a color (like I used one drop red and one drop wine for Fuschia) but 2 drops is about as dark as you'll want it. Once again when the soap has stopped steaming heavily pour over top the skeletons to fill. Let the soap harden completely. Again you can put the tray into the fridge or freezer to speed things up.
|Just make sure the clear soap isn't too hot when you |
pour over the skulls.
Wow you're done already. Wasn't that easy? Once hardened carefully pop out your bars and put into your cellophane bags. Attach your ribbon and use our download sheet of "U Rock"tags to attach to the bags. Super cute!
Now you can clean your soap tray and make some ice! Store the ice in a ziploc bag until you need it. It makes another memorable party statement!
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