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« on: February 06, 2016 07:32:47 AM »



DIY Valentine’s Day Soaps for Kids

Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine’s Day soaps for kids!  Each easy to craft Valentine’s Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone. All you need is a package of dollar or discount store erasers, a clear melt and pour soap base, red colorant and an optional fragrance oil.

Ingredients:

21.5 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
.5 oz. fragrance oil of choice, optional
3 mL Crafters Choice™ Matte Americana Red Liquid Pigment, or similar

Tools & Supplies:

digital scale
Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold
spray bottle with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
package of dollar or discount store erasers
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
graduated transfer pipette
utensils for stirring
cutting board
Chef’s knife

Instructions:

This DIY Valentine’s Day soaps for kids project yields six heart shaped soaps with erasers embedded inside.

Begin by using a digital scale to  weigh out 13.5 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Using your Chef’s knife, cut into square chunks and place into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted, stirring in between heatings. Keep a close eye on your soap and be careful not to let it boil.

Using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out 3 mL of your liquid soap pigment and stir into the melted soap base entirely it’s thoroughly incorporated.

Weigh out .3 oz. of the fragrance oil you’ve chosen to use and stir into the melted soap base.

Now place your silicone mold onto the cutting board for stability and pour the red colored soap base evenly into all six of the heart shaped mold cavities, about 2/3rds of the way full.

Spritz the top of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then carefully use the cutting board to transfer the soap filled mold to the refrigerator. (Don’t put your soap in the freezer as it can make your soap base cloudy.)

 Once your soaps have hardened completely through, remove the mold from the refrigerator.

Now prepare your second layer of soap.

Weigh out the remaining 8 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base. Using your Chef’s knife, cut into square chunks and place into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted, stirring in between heatings. Keep a close eye on your soap and be careful not to let it boil.

Now weigh out the remaining .2 oz. of fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base.



Spritz the tops of the red soap hearts you previously poured with alcohol, then place one eraser into the center each of the mold cavities on top of the red soap.

Spritz with alcohol again, then pour the clear soap base you just melted carefully on top of the red soap and erasers.

Spritz the top of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles. Then allow the soap to cool either in the fridge or at room temperature. (Don’t put your soap in the freezer as it can make your soap base cloudy.)



Once your DIY Valentine’s day soaps for kids have fully hardened carefully remove them from the mold cavities and wrap in food service film.
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016 04:30:06 AM »

These are adorable, and kids will love the design plus the eraser prize Smiley
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