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lanemartin
« on: November 24, 2008 01:32:57 PM »

I recently discovered soap making - thanks to my friend and neighbor crafster-extraordinaire- I love the melt and pour soaps.. they are super easy and quick for those of us that are patience-challenged. I have been experimenting with adding different things to the soaps for fragrance, color, exfoliation.. etc.. but for my friends baby-shower I tried using the clear glycerin soap and adding a cute little zoo animal toy to the middle of the soap... they look super cute for a baby bathroom! to combat the problem of the toy possibly sinking to the bottom of my mold and then sticking out the very font of the bar once finished i simply got my melted soap ready and then poured about an 1/8" into the bottom and stuck the mold in the freezer for about 5 mins... then i put the toy in the mold (not pushing down.. just gently placed) and slowly poured the rest of the soap mixture over the toy... popped it back in the freezer and ... TADA! i think they came out really cute! I also tried this same technique with some decorative ribbon- some tied into bows and some not- this also came out looking quite nice -however im almost certain these will be "decorative" soaps only- because im not sure how the ribbon will hold up after a few uses of the soap.. thanks for looking.

Soap with a toy:

The tiny toy packaging: (available at Michaels)

More of the toy soap:

Soap with decorative ribbon:

Soap with a bow:

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amysway00
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008 09:06:40 PM »

very, very, very cool!
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fireshifter
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008 09:42:00 PM »

Those look really fun.  I've not made soaps before.  It would be fun to make some for my son who's obsessed with trains...Hmmm...

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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008 04:53:38 AM »

oh WOW!!
the hexagonal soap with the bow looks spectacular!!
i love that!!
I have a whole bag of green army men that are now begging to be made into soap!!!
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kiewiet
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008 07:37:43 PM »

Ooh! Very pretty!
You brought back memories of making melt & pour with a friends son (he was at the 'dont want to wash' stage Wink) so we made 'boy" soaps with ants & bugs in. He loved them so much that he saved his money(he was only5) and bought a plastic cockroach to make a soap for his mum! Thank goodness she had a sense of humor Cheesy .
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halfwaynowhere
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009 04:19:06 PM »

I was given a box full of plastic bugs, and so I made a bunch of clear soaps with bugs in them. My mom gave them to the boys in her cub scout troop for christmas gifts, they loved them! I've been wanting to do some with army men. And I think it would be fun to do "surprise" soaps, using the white base, as long as the toy has nice rounded edges. I love toys.
I also did some soaps for the mothers, but with nothing in them. I think that getting fake flowers, and putting them in the soaps, would be pretty, especially if you match the fragrance to the flower. That's my goal for next year.
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