Thursday, March 31, 2011
Hippity Hop, we have a brand new soap mold just in time for Easter. Each cavity has a different design so it's like four molds in one. Check out this cute idea where we hide a toy in the Easter Egg soap for a fun surprise.
Step One: Melt 2-3 ounces of the white soap base in the microwave on 30 second bursts.
Step Two: Use a syringe to fill in the crevices of the egg mold. Because the top of the egg mold is a little rounded, you'll need to fill in the crevices in 2-3 different rounds. First fill in the center, let it cool. Then fill in the other sides by tilting the mold. You should be able to work on all the cavities at once with this technique.
Step Three: Once you’re filled in the crevices, the clean up tool or mini spatula will be your best friend. You can use a butter knifeto clean up as well but it's not nearly as easy as the Clean Up Tool. Chances are you will have “colored outside of the lines” (if you didn’t you’re an amazing talent). Use the soapy tools to scrape off the extra soap.
Note: It’s a little extra work in the beginning but worth the efforts for a flawless egg in the end.
Step Four: Once you've cleaned up all of the eggs, melt the rest of your white soap base. Stir in 12 ml of fragrance oil (about .4 ounces). Add your colorant of choice for a Springy Easter pastel. Mix. Mix. Mix.
Step Five: When the soap base is cool enough to pour (between 120 and 130 degrees), spritz the first layer of soap with rubbing alcohol and fill the egg half way up. Let a skin form on the top of the soap then spritz your toy with rubbing alcohol. Add toy to the soap. Fill up the rest of the cavity with soap and spritz with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any extra bubbles.
Step Six: Let the soap cool for 4-6 hours and unmold. After a couple of washes, someone will discover the prize inside.
Special offer on ELF molds! Get a free, single cavity Oops mold with any purchase for the entire month of April. What's a Oops mold? These are molds that are perfect on their own but were on a sheet with an imperfect mold. So rather than recycle them we cut the goods one out and saved them for you!
To take advantage of this offer add the mold to your shopping cart and enter the coupon code FREEMOLD to have the discount automatically deducted.
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