Fun DIY Spring Sugar Scrubs in Bunny & Chick Shapes for Easter

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Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from my own original moldable semi-solid sugar scrub recipe, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub! Plus a combination of mostly natural ingredients makes them suitable for kids to enjoy as often as they want.

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

Crafted using the exact same recipe as my unicorn poop sugar scrub, both my bunny and chick spring sugar scrubs can be made using the same batch of my moldable semi-solid sugar scrub “dough.” Simply make a batch, then divide it as needed for the number of colors you want.

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

In my case, I used a combo of colors for a purple-gray for my bunny butts and yellow for my Easter chicks. The simple details are then painted on using micas and isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.

You can pre-make the “dough” base for these spring sugar scrubs then create the shapes and paint on the details with your kids or grandkids for a craft afternoon filled with fun!

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

DIY Spring Sugar Scrubs

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.75 oz. refined cocoa butter
6 oz. ultra refined shea butter
1 oz. extra virgin chia seed oil
.75 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. xanthan gum powder
.15 oz. castor oil
.35 oz. vegetable glycerin
.75 oz. Stephenson’s Natural SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap Base
.05 oz. kaolin clay (white cosmetic clay)
16 oz. granulated white sugar
.25 oz. essential oil or .4 oz. fragrance oil, of choice
liquid melt & pour soap colors and/or skin safe mica powders, to suit

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh the ingredients for my DIY spring sugar scrubs. I recommend this Baker’s Math Scale if you plan to make a lot of bath, body or soap recipes.

Begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, shea butter and emulsifying wax into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar. Heat at 50% power in a microwave until melted. (Alternately you may also use a double boiler.)

Weigh out the melt and pour soap base and cut into small chunks. Stir into the melted butters and wax until melted. You can reheat if necessary to continue melting the soap base.

While these ingredients are still hot, weigh out the xanthan gum powder and whisk into the melted ingredients until it has dissolved.

Next, you’ll weigh out the remaining oils and glycerin. Combine the chia seed oil, castor oil, essential or fragrance oil and vegetable glycerin in the bowl with the previously melted ingredients and stir well.

In a separate container, weigh out the kaolin clay and sugar. Mix to combine.

Now pour the clay and sugar mixture into the liquid ingredients and mix well.

Set the mixture aside until it starts to thicken then remix with a spoon or spatula.

Now mix the sugar scrub mixture using a KitchenAid stand mixer as it continues to thicken.

You can place the sugar scrub mixture in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process if desired.

Once the mixture begins to look white and a little fluffy – kind of like marshmallow fluff – remove the mixing bowl from the stand mixer base and place it briefly in the fridge.

When sugar scrub starts to feel as if it’s hardening, remove it from the refrigerator.

Remix the sugar scrub mixture with your hands. Your body heat will make the sugar scrub pliable sort of like Play-doh.

You’re now ready to create your bunny and chick spring sugar scrubs!

You’ll start by dividing the sugar scrub “dough” into the number of colors you’d like to use. Working with one ball of sugar scrub “dough” at a time, add the colorant(s) to the first sugar scrub “dough” a little at a time. Knead well to incorporate the color in between adding the colorant. Once you’ve reached the color you want, repeat with any additional sugar scrub “dough” and colorants.

In this instance I colored half of my sugar scrub “dough” yellow for the little chick spring sugar scrubs and a combination of colors for the bunny butts to create a purplish-gray.

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

Now divide the yellow colored sugar scrub “dough” into palm sized or smaller chunks and roll them into balls.

Do the same for the bunny butts, but leave some left over scrub off to the side. Once you’ve rolled out the balls for the bunny butts, roll out several smaller balls for the bunny tails and two more small balls for each of the bunny butts.

Roll the balls for the bunny feet on a flat surface until they are slightly oblong, then gently press flat.

Press the bunny feet onto the bottom of the large balls you created as your bunny butts. If you’re worried about the feet sticking during transport or if you’re gifting your spring sugar scrubs, simply dip the bottoms of the bunny feet into a small amount of melted natural melt and pour soap base and use it to adhere the components of your bunny together.

Now dip each sphere you created for the bunny tails into skin safe glitter or mica. I used Super Sparkles mica powder for my bunny tails. Then adhere the tails to your bunny butts as photographed above the bunny feet.

Set both the chick and the bunny spring sugar scrubs aside to harden back up. You can of course speed up this process by placing them in the fridge.

Once your bunny and chick sugar scrubs are nice and firm you’re ready to paint on the designs! This is done in basically the same way I painted on the micas for my DIY mermaid soaps!

You will use micas to paint the details your spring sugar scrubs. Grab a small container for each color you want to use to paint your scrubs.

Add a small amount of mica to each container followed by a small amount of isopropyl alcohol. As you want bold colors, use as little alcohol as possible to dampen the mica just enough that you can smoothly spread it with a small paintbrush.

To paint on the bunny feet simply paint one large circle in a contrasting color to your bunny’s color at the top of the bottoms of all the bunny feet. Then also paint three small circles on the bottoms of all the feet. Let them dry and your spring bunny sugar scrubs are done!

To make your chick sugar scrubs it’s pretty much the same deal and also super easy. Paint two small circles for eyes – or use candy eyes like I did for my DIY poop emoji bubble bars – and then paint on triangles for each of their beaks! Let them dry and now your spring chick sugar scrubs are complete!

Now all you need to do is package your spring sugar scrubs in large 16 oz. clear PET (BPA free) jars or wrap tightly in food service film and label as desired.

To use simply scoop or tear off desired amount from a chick or bunny and massage onto wet skin as you would a solid sugar scrub cube.

If you’d like to sell these chick and bunny spring sugar scrubs for Easter, be sure to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Peep inspired Easter Bunny Soaps by Sunbasilgarden Soap

Don’t have the time to make your Easter basket stuffers or spring inspired gifts? Then be sure to check these awesome Peep inspired Easter Bunny Soaps from Sunbasilgarden Soap (pictured above) along with a lot of other wonderful, handmade spring inspired soaps and scrubs on Etsy here.

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I also really love these bunny soaps by Johnny Ate My Soap that I discovered on instagram! (All of Johnny Ate My Soap‘s instagram photos actually kind of make my knees weak.)

If you’re looking for more great Easter or spring projects to make either to sell or for friends and family, then be sure to check out my collection of crafts, recipes and ideas on my DIY Homemade Easter Crafts & Treats Pinterest board here. Or follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board for more homemade sugar scrub and other bath and body recipes.

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Unicorn Poop Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Learn how to make fun unicorn poop sugar scrubs with a cool original semi-solid unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

Learn how to make a fun unicorn poop sugar scrub with my original semi-solid unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

My unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe combines primarily natural ingredients so it’s suitable for even sensitive skin. One of these ingredients is extra virgin chia seed oil. With natural anti-inflammatory benefits, chia seed oil also helps to hydrate skin, improve elasticity, and encourage regeneration of skin cells. It is suitable for all skin types, but is especially wonderful for dry, sensitive, and maturing skin.

A treat for both kids and adults at bath time, my unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe creates a unique product that’s great for gifting. After all, everyone needs a little sparkle in their life from time to time!

Learn how to make fun unicorn poop sugar scrubs with a cool original semi-solid unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

Unicorn Poop Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.75 oz. refined cocoa butter
6 oz. ultra refined shea butter
1 oz. extra virgin chia seed oil
.75 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. xanthan gum powder
.15 oz. castor oil
.35 oz. vegetable glycerin
.75 oz. Stephenson’s Natural SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap Base
.05 oz. kaolin clay (white cosmetic clay)
16 oz. granulated white sugar
.25 oz. essential oil or .4 oz. fragrance oil, of choice
6  different liquid melt & pour soap colors or skin safe mica powders, to suit
Super Sparkles mica powder, to suit

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh the ingredients for my unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe. I recommend this Baker’s Math Scale if you plan to make a lot of bath, body or soap recipes.

In addition, you will also need two 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jars with silver metal lug caps. I got mine from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.

Begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, shea butter and emulsifying wax into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar. Heat at 50% power in a microwave until melted. (Alternately you may also use a double boiler.)

Weigh out the melt and pour soap base and cut into small chunks. Stir into the melted butters and wax until melted. You can reheat if necessary to continue melting the soap base.

While these ingredients are still hot, weigh out the xanthan gum powder and whisk into the melted ingredients until it has dissolved.

Next, you’ll weigh out the remaining oils and glycerin. Combine the chia seed oil, castor oil, essential or fragrance oil and vegetable glycerin in the bowl with the previously melted ingredients and stir well.

In a separate container, weigh out the kaolin clay and sugar. Mix to combine.

Now pour the clay and sugar mixture into the liquid ingredients and mix well.

Set the mixture aside until it starts to thicken then remix with a spoon or spatula.

Now mix the sugar scrub mixture using a KitchenAid stand mixer as it continues to thicken.

You can place the sugar scrub mixture in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process if desired.

Once the mixture begins to look white and a little fluffy – kind of like marshmallow fluff – remove the mixing bowl from the stand mixer base and place it briefly in the fridge.

When sugar scrub starts to feel as if it’s hardening, remove it from the refrigerator.

Remix the sugar scrub mixture with your hands. Your body heat will make the sugar scrub pliable sort of like Play-doh.

Divide the sugar scrub “dough” into six balls.

You’re now ready to create your rainbow of colors for your own unicorn poop sugar scrub!

You’ll start by adding one of your colorants to the first ball of sugar scrub “dough.” Add just a little at a time, kneading well to incorporate the color. Once you’ve reached the desired color intensity, slowly add a small amount of super sparkles mica to the colored sugar scrub and knead it into the mixture. Keep adding the mica until the ball of sugar scrub “dough” reaches the level of sparkle desired.

Learn how to make fun unicorn poop sugar scrubs with a cool original semi-solid unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

Now repeat the process with the remaining sections of sugar scrub using a different color for each section. Divide and roll each ball of colored sugar scrub “dough” into two’s and set aside. If your sugar scrub gets too sticky while you are working you can simply step away and let the sugar scrub harden back up.

Learn how to make fun unicorn poop sugar scrubs with a cool original semi-solid unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

Now pat both sets of each of your six colors into flat rounds, just smaller than the diameter of the jar.

Layer one each of the colors into each of your two jars, pressing each layer down into the jar as you go until you’ve used all of the sugar scrub mixture.

Learn how to make fun unicorn poop sugar scrubs with a cool original semi-solid unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

If desired, you can add an additional sprinkle of Super Sparkle mica powder to the tops of your unicorn poop sugar scrubs.

Learn how to make fun unicorn poop sugar scrubs with a cool original semi-solid unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

Finally, screw on the lids to your jars and add a fun label! (I used extra sugar scrub “dough” for the unicorn poop sugar scrub pictured here for photography purposes only. Evenly divided into two jars, your unicorn poop sugar scrub should all be contained within each jar.)

To use simply scoop out desired amount and massage onto wet skin as you would a solid sugar scrub cube.

If you plan to sell your finished unicorn poop sugar scrubs, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color DIY unicorn balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Plus it makes a great homemade gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns - or simply wants sparkle like one for the day!

If you like my unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe, then you may also like my DIY unicorn balm. You can find the recipe for making my unicorn balm here. In addition, you may also enjoy my mermaid soap tutorial.

No time to make your own? Shop from among my favorite homemade unicorn themed bath and body products on Etsy here!

For even more unicorn inspired projects and products, be sure to check out my Unicorn Lust board on Pinterest. Or follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest for more bath and body recipes like this one. You can also find me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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DIY Poop Emoji Bubble Bars

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These DIY poop emoji bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting. Discover the recipe to make your own DIY poop emoji bubble bars now at Soap Deli News blog! (Just click through!)

These DIY poop emoji bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting! Inspired by the pile of poo emoji, this bubble bar mimics the brown soft-serve ice cream shaped icon with a smile.

I created my own bubble bar recipe from scratch for these DIY poop emoji bubble bars and used unsweetened cocoa powder for the poop color. I then scented it with a prosecco cupcake fragrance oil that blended nicely with the natural scent of cocoa butter once heated with warm bath water. It took me a while to find the right consistency to get these to roll out and sit up without sinking, but the final version of my recipe yields a bubble bar dough that’s easy to mold and shape.

These DIY poop emoji bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting! Inspired by the pile of poo emoji, this bubble bar mimics the brown soft-serve ice cream shaped icon with a smile.

These poop emoji bubble bars are loads of fun for squishing into oblivion under warm running bath water and there’s no worry about it staining your tub. You’ll find the my poop emoji bubble bars create dense, smaller bubbles over larger sized bubbles. So if that’s not your preference, feel free to incorporate this idea into your own favorite bubble bar recipe.

These DIY poop emoji bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting! Inspired by the pile of poo emoji, this bubble bar mimics the brown soft-serve ice cream shaped icon with a smile.

Poop Emoji Bubble Bars Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1 oz. vegetable glycerin
.5 oz. unrefined cocoa butter
3 oz. ultra refined high melt point shea butter
.3 oz. emulsifying wax
.25 oz. xanthan gum powder
4 oz. baking soda
2 oz. citric acid
5 oz. SLSA
.75 oz. unsweetened cocoa powder
.5 oz. cream of tartar
.1 oz. castor oil
.2 oz. aloe vera oil
.2 oz. Prosecco Cupcake fragrance oil

clear melt and pour soap base
white melt and pour soap base
candy eyes

Instructions:

My poop emoji bubble bars recipe will yield three large bubble bars or six small ones. You will need a digital scale to weigh all of the ingredients. (I recommend this Baker’s Math Scale if you plan to make a lot of bath, body or soap recipes.)

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, shea butter and emulsifying wax into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or bowl. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted, about 4 minutes.

Now weigh out the xanthan gum powder and whisk into the melted butters and wax until it dissolves.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Next weigh out the SLSA (you may want to wear a mask for this step as the particles can cause coughing when airborne), baking soda, citric acid and cream of tartar into a separate container. Mix well so all ingredients are evenly distributed throughout.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Weigh out the remaining wet ingredients – the glycerin, castor oil, aloe vera oil and the fragrance oil – and stir into your melted butters and wax. (Please note that aloe vera oil is an oil and NOT the same thing as aloe vera gel.)

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Now mix your wet and dry ingredients together until they are thoroughly combined to create your bubble bar dough.

Refrigerate the dough for your emoji poop bubble bars for about ten minutes.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Remove the dough from the fridge and place on a silpat non-stick baking silicone mat. This makes a wonderful work surface.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Now divide the bubble bar dough into three balls. (If you wish to make six small emoji poop bubble bars, divide into six balls.)

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Roll each ball out into a long log.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Then twist the bubble dough around into a poop like shape starting with a wide base and circling up to a smaller top.

Place your poop emoji bubble bars back in the refrigerator for an additional ten minutes, then remove and apply the eyes and smiles!

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

To create eyes for your poop emoji bubble bars, melt a small amount of clear melt and pour soap base in a container, then dip each of the backs of your candy eyes into the melted soap. Use the soap to adhere the eyes to your poop emoji bubble bars one at a time.

I found candy eyes in the cake decorating section of the grocery store, however craft stores are likely to have these as well. You can choose from small candy eyes like I used, jumbo candy eyes, candy eyes with eyelashes or Wilton also makes a set of candy eyes with candy mustaches, candy teeth and candy lips.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Now melt a small amount of white melt and pour soap base and pour into a shallow plastic container lid. Don’t pour it too hot as you don’t want the soap to melt the plastic. The goal is to create a thin sheet of melt and pour soap.

Using a knife or scissors cut out the expressions and smiles for your emoji poop bubble bars. (Alternately you can use candy teeth, lips and mustaches.)

Reheat the clear melt and pour soap base and carefully dip the backs of the white soap expressions into the melted base, then adhere the smiles and such to your poop emoji bubble bars as desired.

DIY Emoji Poop Bubble Bars

Discover my DIY for my poop emoji bubble bars at Soap Deli News blog here: http://soapdelinews.com/2017/03/diy-poop-emoji-bubble-bars.html

Posted by Rebecca D. Dillon on Sunday, March 5, 2017

Allow your poop emoji bubble bars to dry several days then package as desired for personal use or gifting!

These DIY emoji poop bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting. Discover the recipe to make your own emoji poop bubble bars now at Soap Deli News blog! (Just click through!)

To use crumble and squish your poop emoji bubble bars under warm running bath water for rich bubbles galore! (This is a shot of the bubbles going down the drain.)

Poop Emoji Bubble Bar from Olive Juice Sweet Pea on Etsy

If you love my DIY poop emoji bubble bars but don’t want to make your own, you can find a variation of these from Olive Juice Sweet Pea on Etsy. Her poop emoji bubble bars contain different ingredients than my recipe, but they are still adorable! And there’s glitter! Additionally, you can also choose the scent and color for these poop emoji bubble bars. Buy them here.

You can also find poop emoji soap and poop emoji cupcake soap on Etsy.

If you plan to make my DIY poop emoji bubble bars to sell, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

It is important to note that, as this product contains SLSA, it is considered a foaming detergent bath product. As such labeling requires an additional caution to be printed on the label unless it states that the product is for adult use only. This is in addition to the ingredient list and directions for use and other information required for cosmetic labeling.

FDA information on labeling foaming detergent bath products ie. bath bombs and/or bubble bar with SLSA.

Above is a screenshot of this requirement from the FDA website for cosmetic labeling regulations regarding this product.

For more recipes like my DIY poop emoji bubble bars as well as other homemade bath and body and soap recipes, be sure to check out my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial – DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soap for Kids

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How to Make Goldfish Soaps in a Bag - DIY Melt and Pour Soapmaking Tutorial

This melt and pour soap tutorial for making your own DIY goldfish in a bag soap not only makes a super cute gift for kids but is also perfect for DIY party favors. While they look easy to make, these soaps are actually a bit tricky to perfect. I recommend buying more materials than you think you’ll need and be prepared to exercise a bit of patience. It took me more than a few tries to get these adorable fish in a bag soaps just right.

Ready for the challenge? First a few tips.

Stick with a clear suspension soap base over a traditional melt and pour soap base for less frustration and fish that stay put without having to pour the soap in layers. I tried both and the suspension soap base made this soapmaking project much much easier.

Don’t overheat your soap! If it’s too hot your bag could leak and getting that fish to stay where you want him will take longer. You also need to keep your suspension soap base below 160°F to keep it at its peak performance.

Use clear cello bags NOT candymaking bags. The plastic is very different and the candy treat bags will melt under the heat of the liquified soap base.

Make sure you have clean hands before you handle the cello bags. The tiniest bit of soap residue on your fingers means residue on the cello bag.

Allow yourself plenty of time to make these. If you try to rush it and it doesn’t work out the first few goes, the frustration of a deadline will only make this project harder and it’s probably going to raise your blood pressure. I worked on this for several days to get it just right and had to switch my soap base and my bags.

While you may be tempted, don’t spray the top of this soap once it’s in the bag to knock off any air bubbles on the top. The alcohol will leave an unsightly residue on the bag. Besides, fish like to make bubbles!

Make these one at a time. If you try to make more than one at a time – at least starting out – you’re going to get overwhelmed with the details of pouring the soap without getting drips on the sides of the bag or fish that end up upside down. Plus, you really want the lowest temps possible for the soap base so making them one at a time is ideal.

Here’s how you make them.

DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soap

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5.5 oz. clear melt and pour suspension soap base
.15 oz. Abalone & Sea fragrance oil

Tools and Supplies:

vinyl goldfish
2.5″ x 2″ x 6″ crystal clear cello bags
Pyrex measuring cup
microwave or double boiler
baker’s twine or ribbon
plastic transfer pipette
utensil for stirring
digital scale

Instructions:

This recipe yields one DIY goldfish in a bag soap.

How to Make Melt and Pour Goldfish in a Bag Soaps

Begin by weighing out the suspension soap base. Cut it into small chunks – so it melts more quickly at a lower temperature – and heat at 50% power in the microwave until almost completely melted through. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.) Watch the soap carefully so it doesn’t overheat. If it starts to bubble, remove it immediately from the heat source to avoid overheating.

Now weigh out the fragrance oil using the plastic transfer pipette to add the fragrance directly to the soap base. The pipette will keep you from accidentally adding too much fragrance and keep the fragrance from sliding down the side of the jar. Stir well.

DIY Melt and Pour Soapmaking Tutorial - Handmade Goldfish in a Bag Soaps for Party Favors and Kids' Gifts

Allow the soap to cool slightly, until a think layer of soap starts to solidify on top of the soap. Mix the soap again then slowly pour the soap into a bag. Be careful to pour the soap directly into the center of the bag so it doesn’t hit the sides going down. You may want to stop partially through the process to readjust the bag. If you don’t have a steady hand, place the bag in a dish that will hold the bag and still keep it slightly upright.

DIY Party Favors for Kids - Goldfish in a Bag Soapmaking Tutorial

Place your goldfish in the bag and use a pipette or chop stick to press the fish in the desired position against the very front of the bag. Leave the pipette in the bag to hold the fish in place until the fish stays in place upon removing the pipette.

For a wider based bag, leave the soap to cool with the bag open, then tie closed once the soap has solidified completely. Otherwise, gently gather the top of the bag while the soap is still soft and tie off with baker’s twine or ribbon. This will move the soap up the bag and create a slightly narrower base. I did mine both ways and it’s really just personal preference.

Fun DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soaps - Great for DIY Party Favors

Mix it up. For “colored” water, add a pinch of superfine emerald green or Caribbean blue glitter when you add the fragrance. You can also substitute the fragrance oil for another of your choice, but be sure it has 0% vanilla and is clear, not yellow.

To use this DIY goldfish in a bag soap, simply peel off the plastic and scrub away!

For more fun homemade projects you can craft for kids, be sure to check out my Pinterest board, DIY for Wee Ones. You can also find more homemade melt and pour soap recipes and projects on my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. Or visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen for a listing of all my DIY soap recipes. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin‘,  Facebook,  Twitter,  Tumblr,  Google +  and Instagram!


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A Cool and Crafty Holiday Season – Fun DIY Christmas Projects

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The holidays are just another excuse to get your craft on. So don’t be timid about it! Go bold and try some of my favorite DIY holiday projects from around the web!
Cool and Crafty DIY Holiday Christmas Craft Projects
1. Gingerbread Men Jello Shots from That’s so Michelle – Perfect for entertaining your favorite friends!
2. Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags from Paiges of Style – Give your Christmas gifts some cheer with printable labels and tags that will have you dreaming of a pink Christmas or perhaps even a sparkly one!
3. DIY Paper Dahlias / Christmas Stars from Project Zakka – Use your favorite patterned paper squares to craft these easy Christmas Star ornaments for your tree!
You can find even more great diy ideas pinned to my boards on Pinterest!

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