Rubber Ducky Soap Tutorial for Kids Who Love Sesame Street
Learn how to make fun DIY rubber ducky soaps for children’s gifts or party favors with this easy rubber ducky soap tutorial. They’re the perfect bath time treat for kids who love Sesame Street!
Growing Up with Sesame Street
I was born in the 70s. So, like many other Genexers, I grew up watching Sesame Street. My favorite character was always a toss up between Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster. However, my mom bought me a Cookie Monster plush – which is hiding out somewhere in my parents basement right now – that I absolutely adored. I’d make him paper chocolate chip cookies as a child to feed to him. And occasionally I’d even try to feed him real chocolate chip cookies. While they certainly created a crumbly mess, I was determined to never let my Cookie Monster go hungry.
And then of course, there is the famous pair, Bert and Ernie. Their unique sibling like relationship reminded me, that while we may not always get along, at the end of the day we make up with one another and move forward. It’s also hard to forget Ernie’s rubber ducky song. Tub treats, whether it’s a rubber ducky soap or a bath bomb, definitely make bath time more fun – even in adulthood. Thus, Sesame Street was the inspiration for this rubber ducky soap tutorial.
No matter who your favorite Sesame Street character is, or was, they are all amazing and unique individuals. I love that the characters are all so very different from another. Yet they still find ways to connect, come together and help each other out. Looking back, Sesame Street was educational in many ways. The show helped me excel not just through teaching letters, words and numbers. It also offered a social education. Sesame Street is, and always has been, a safe space where every child can find acceptance and learn kindness. And that is why I’m so excited about Sesame Street’s Yellow Feather Fund.
Sesame Street Yellow Feather Fund
Sesame Street started was created almost 50 years ago as a way to help level the playing field for underprivileged children. They have since continued to do that in a multitude of ways, and in more than 150 countries around the world. The Sesame Street Yellow Feather Fund is a continuation of this goal. A grassroots avenue for fans and supporters, this charity is working to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children wherever they are.
I actually just learned about this charity last week. However, I found their mission to help every child meaningful to me on a personal level.
Education is so important. It teaches us more than just reading, math and facts about the world around us. It also teaches us how to think for ourselves, reach for goals and strive for success. The mission of the Sesame Street Yellow Feather Fund is really an extension of the show’s goals. It’s objective is to bring education to children in need. Not just to kids in the United States (where we are so fortunate to be afforded so many opportunities) but also to children around the world.
Some of their work includes the following.
- Their “See Amazing in All Children” initiative helps reduce stigma and misconceptions about autism which affects 1 in 68 kids.
- They help military families cope with tough situations like deployment, injury or even returning to civilian life.
- Their girl Muppet characters, such as Zari in Afghanistan and Chamki in India, show both girls and boys the importance of educating and empowering girls, while also encouraging them to dream big.
- To help young refugees who have had to flee homes and schools, this charity also works with the International Rescue Committee to bring education directly to children affected by this humanitarian crisis.
You can learn more about the Sesame Street Yellow Feather fund on their website here.
Rubber Ducky Soap Tutorial
If you have a Sesame Street fan of your own at home, then add this rubber ducky soap tutorial to your project list! Not only are these melt and pour soaps a cute gift idea for a child or grandchild, you can also make them for rubber ducky party favors for a child’s birthday party or baby shower.
Rubber Ducky Soap Recipe
This recipe rubby ducky soap recipe yields six 3.5-ounce bars with approximately 1.5-2 ounces of whipped soap.
Ingredients for Rubber Ducky Soaps:
3/4 pound of clear suspension melt and pour soap, cut into cubes
2 teaspoons banana fragrance oil
Blue mica soap dye
1 tablespoon blue eco-friendly fine cosmetic glitter
2 teaspoons white eco-friendly fine cosmetic glitter
1 cup whipped soap base
2 tablespoons liquid vegetable glycerin
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Materials & Supplies:
Rubber Ducky Soap Making Instructions:
To make these DIY rubber ducky soaps, you’ll start by adding 1/2 pound of the clear melt and pour soap to a measuring cup. Melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring and repeating until completely melted.
Next, mix in banana fragrance oil, blue mica and blue cosmetic glitter.
Spray your soap mold with the rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles on the bottom of the soap.
Then pour the soap mixture into your mold.
Now spray the tops of soap you just poured with rubbing alcohol to prevent air bubbles on the tops of the soap.
Allow the soap to harden at least 3 hours or until completely firm. Then gently remove from the mold.
Once the oval soaps have hardened, you’re ready for the next step.
Add whipped soap base and glycerin to mixing bowl. Mix for 1 minute using an electric hand blender.
Then fold the cornstarch into mixture. (This will help to avoid having the cornstarch dust up when you use the mixer.)
Now add the remaining 1/4 cup of melted clear soap base to mixture. Mix for 1 minute.
Follow with the white cosmetic glitter. Add the glitter to the mixture then beat until the mixture forms peaks. (This is the same process as basically making meringue.) If your frosting is not stiff enough, add a bit more cornstarch and mix in. Repeat until the mixture is firm.
Now add the soap frosting to your piping bag.
Spray the tops of the oval soaps with rubbing alcohol. (This will help the whipped soap adhere to the soap.) Then, working quickly, pipe the frosting onto your soap. (The frosting will begin to harden after about 5 minutes, so you may want to practice before hand.)
Once you’ve piped on the soap frosting, add a rubber duck to the top of each bar of soap.
You can then package your cute rubber ducky soaps as desired. I recommend using large cellophane treat bags with a ribbon to tie the top closed.
The kids will LOVE these fun rubber ducky soaps at bath time! The ducks even squeak when you squeeze them.
Don’t have time to make these DIY rubber ducky soaps? Then be sure to pin this easy melt and pour soap making project for later!
More Soap Making Ideas Kids Will Love
If you like this rubber ducky soap tutorial, then you may also enjoy some of my other melt and pour soap recipes. The following soap making tutorials use melt and pour soap bases and make great DIY gifts for kids!
- Darling Dachshund Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
- DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soaps
- Easy Seashell Soap Tutorial
- DIY Cactus Soap with Bio Glitter
- DIY Glitter Galaxy Unicorn Soap
- Super Easy DIY Gingerbread Men Soaps
- Easy Glitter Snowflake Soap Recipe
- DIY Melt and Pour Agate Soap Slices
- DIY Gingerbread Men Snow Globe Soaps
- Easy Melt and Pour Polar Bear Soap Tutorial
- DIY Halloween Bat Soap with Eco-friendly Glitter
- DIY Star Wars Melt and Pour Soaps
- Melt and Pour Mermaid Soap Tutorial
- DIY Shark Week Soaps
- Unicorn Macaron Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial
- DIY Rainbow Soap Favors
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