If you’re looking for a fun homemade gift idea for the holidays, then you’ll definitely want to consider these super cute DIY Handmade Gingerbread Men Snow Globe Soaps! Kids love bathing with these fun soaps. And once the soap is gone, they are left with a little gingerbread man figurine they can take along with them on all of their holiday adventures! Keep reading to learn how to make your own melt and pour snow globe soaps and for a chance to win an all inclusive DIY Snow Globe Soap Kit from Wholesale Supplies Plus!
DIY Holiday Gingerbread Men Snow Globe Soaps
Recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus
10.5 oz. Clear Melt & Pour Soap Base
1.5 oz. White Melt & Pour Soap Base
1 teaspoon Matte American Red Liquid Pigment
1 teaspoon Super Sparkle Iridescent Glitter
10 ml Peppermint Stick Fragrance Oil
10 Mini Gingerbread Men Toys
Supplies & Equipment:
Cookie Sheet or Cutting Board
2 – Cake Pop Silicone Molds
Plastic Transfer Pipette
Digital Kitchen Scale
Knife or Soap Cutter
2 – 2 Cup or larger Pyrex Measuring Cups
This recipe yields 10 gingerbread snow globe soaps, however if you purchase the snow globe kit you can actually make up to 12 by slightly increasing the recipe. (The gingerbread men are sold in packs of twelve.) You can make 8 snow globes with one cake pop silicone mold in two stages – as it only has 8 cavities – or you can make them all at once if you have two of these molds.
Start by filling a small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. You will be using this to spritz on after each layer of soap to prevent bubbles and help the layers adhere to one another. You’ll also want to place your silicone mold onto a cookie sheet or cutting board in case you need to move the soaps while they are still setting up inside the mold.
Now begin making your soaps by first weighing out the clear melt & pour soap base. Cut it into chunks with a knife or soap cutter then melt in the microwave just until melted. This melt & pour soap base melts really fast – under a minute! – so watch it carefully. Once melted, measure out the Peppermint Stick Fragrance Oil with a plastic transfer pipette and stir into the soap base. Measure out the glitter and stir it in as well.
Now place one gingerbread man into each of the mold cavities and slowly pour the melted soap base into each cavity. Leave room around the lip of the mold so there is room to add the “snow” and snow globe base. Once you have filled each cavity equally with soap, spritz the top of the soaps with alcohol and allow to set up. (This base will set up fairly quickly if not overheated. Just don’t put it in the freezer or it will cloud your clear soap base.) Set the remaining soap base aside for use later.
Once your soap has solidified, weigh out and melt the white melt & pour soap base in a second measuring cup. Spritz the tops of the solidified soap again with alcohol then slowly pour the white soap evenly in each cavity. Spritz with alcohol and allow to set up.
Once the new layer of soap has solidified, re-melt the clear soap with fragrance and glitter. Next, Stir in just enough red pigment to created a deep red color. Spritz the molded soaps with alcohol, then slowly pour the red soap – what will be the snow globe “base” – into each cavity until filled. Spritz again with alcohol and allow to solidify.
Once the snow globe soaps have completely set up, remove them from the mold cavities and wrap tightly with professional plastic food wrap film. This will keep them from sweating. Then label and add any other additional packaging as desired and they are ready to gift! These snow globe soaps make great homemade stocking stuffers. Or gift them in a box of other fantastic treats for the holidays!
If you’d like a chance to win this holiday inspired DIY soap kit from Wholesale Supplies Plus, simply enter via Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to USA residents 18+ and ends October 31st, 2013. (Refer to terms and conditions for full rules governing this giveaway.)
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