Sunday, July 18, 2010

WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT!

so...i was figuring that it's never too early to start washing your kids mouth out with soap...and now that can be done with these soapsicles!...lol...i'm thinking i'm not going to be asked to babysit anytime soon!...hee hee...anywho...thought i'd do up a tutorial on how to make these yummy tasting smelling soaps....


you'll need....a popsicle mold...this one's from go planet earth...but you can certainly use whatever mold you want...small soap bags...also from go planet earth...popsicle sticks...and large binder clips....


also...grab some clear melt and pour soap...glass measuring cup...soap colorant...i prefer liquid over the powder or gel...fragrance oils...and rubbing alcohol in a spritzer bottle...


take your soap and cut up into chunks...and put in glass measuring cup...it takes about 2 1/4 ounces for one soapsicle...now that's solid weight...not liquid...


head on over to the microwave...you'll want to do 1 minute at 50% power...then...until it's completely melted...do 30 second bursts at 50% power...you want it to melt...but not to boil!...


once it's all melted...you'll want to spritz with rubbing alcohol...this takes the bubbles out of the soap...


add a couple of drops of colorant...a little goes a long way!...i tend to do a drop or two...stir...and decide if i like what i'm seeing...if not...add a drop more...


then add your fragrance oil...the amount is up to you and your sniffer!...make sure to stir!...


spritz again with the rubbing alcohol...keep on going until you don't see hardly any white bubbles...


pour slowly into your mold...


see all those nasty bubbles?...gotta get rid of 'em...


once again...spritz with your alcohol until it's pretty much bubbleless...is that even a word?...lol...


after you've filled all the popsicle slots that you want to...put the cover on...note...if you're wanting to do multiple flavors scents...you gotta act kinda quick...you can't have the soap setting up before you get the popsicle sticks in there!...


now...take the binder clips...and put on the popsicle sticks...i do this so that the sticks don't get lost when you put them in the mold...


insert all the sticks into the slots of where you've poured the soap...see how the binder clips just rest on top?...now...just leave it be!...it's going to take about an hour to set up!...


remove the binder clips from the sticks...then lift the top off...just slighty jiggle the stick...if it still moves....it's not set completely!...give it a little bit more time...


now...this might be the most difficult part of this project...getting 'em out of the mold!...it's tough!...anywho...you'll want to pry the sides of the mold from the soap at the top...this will start little air pockets...

 
you'll keep squeezing all around the mold...if you notice...there's little areas that you can see a color difference...this is because the soap has pulled away from the mold...you want to keep going until there's that difference in color everywhere...


starting pushing from the bottom...put a little muscle into it!...lol...eventually the soap will pop up a bit...


grab the stick and slide on out...


you'll want to air them out a bit...just in case there's condensation on the soap...i do this by just grabbing a piece of styrofoam and putting the stick in there...you'll want to let 'em hang out for a while...this makes it so much easier to put in the baggies!....


if you want your soap to look like it has a bite mark...you'll need to get a tiny little scalloped circle cutter...or...you could just take a nibble!...lol...

 
right on the corner...use the cutter...see...looks like little bucker marks!...

 
take your baggies and plop 'em in!...

 
twistie tie 'em up!...add a ribbon, label, or anything else you want!...

 
now...the one i just did was fruit punch flavored scented...but take another looksie at all the ones you can do up!...aren't they purty...sorry...that's my wv showing...lol...now of course...it's totally up to you whether or not you want to tell the kiddies it's soap....you can just let 'em find out for themselves!...lol...enjoy!...


****check out my linky party directory on the sidebar to see where i'm linking to this week!...

81 comments:

Barb said...

You are amazing! These are the cutest things I've ever seen! I would love to try them. Thanks for sharing!

Vanessa said...

How adorable! Very clever idea! TFS

Maria L. said...

Yes amazing crafter she is always doing something. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Brigit said...

These are fantastic, I love them, may have to make some, I so love your projects!!!

Theresa said...

WOW..... those are great! I just might make some for my summer class!

Wife2TJ said...

Just wanted to tell you that these are absolutely ADORABLE!!! Great job! They look good enough to eat ;-)

mshady said...

These are wonderful. You amaze me with all your creations.

Susan Vilar said...

They might not be Cricut, but I'm so glad you posted these on the board... an inspired idea for the summer!!!

These would be cute for any occasion...

They're just adorable!!

Angela said...

I laughed the whole way through reading your post! What a great idea! You are a real trickster with these! :)

Caroline said...

Carrie - those look awesome. I have a blog award for you over on my blog (www.carolinescraftography.blogspot.com) so be sure to come by and pick it up :o)

Caroline (aka Doxieluv01)

DEBORAH said...

Wonderful idea! Your soap pops came out beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

Audrey Frelx said...

Greenbean, I never thought of using binderclips to keep the sticks from sliding down into the soap, what a great idea!!! I always hate when my sticks come out so short at the end!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

The6ofusinca said...

FOR HEAVENS SAKES!!! You amaze me every time!!!!
I always thought making soap was so darn dangerous, glad to see how easy you have made it and I love love love the step by step photos! Super helpful!!!

xoxox
Jen

Bug Junkie said...

Too Funny and Cute! Looooove them!

Jen said...

These are so adorable! My fear is that if I let my kids use them they won't get out of the shower till they've used the whole soap. HA!

Thanks for sharing

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

You are soooo crafty!!!

Kathy said...

Those are awesome Carrie! Thanks for the tutorial....

Jenglamgirl said...

FREAKING ADORABLE! totally love this! THANKS FOR SHARING! jENN

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Exceedingly cute and clever! Wonderful how tos and pictures. What a creative person you are!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Those are so dang cute!!! I want some! I am going to feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com in the next couple of days. Grab my "featured" button.

Alli said...

They are so COOL!!

brookie said...

Very clever. Love these! Which I had seen them as party favors for my daughters ice cream party!

Christine said...

Super cute! LOVE them.

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

capturinglifesart said...

They are so cute!! Thanks for a great tutorial!! I want to give these a try!

Pam said...

These are great but as a Soapmaker myself I have to warn you that once you use thse as a mold for soap and use a fragrance oil in them you can not use them again for real popsicles
and when they are just about set p then pop them in the freezer till cool then they come out easier
Pam Custer

Joy said...

Bean,
You're a rockin' genius.
~Joy~
http://joyslife.com/

Jenn said...

that is too cute!!! I might have to give them a try, I think the kids would love them and they would be a great gift

Erin said...

Super, super cute! You are very clever! I LOVE them!!!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

redtedart said...

How fabulously fun!

I do a monthly Get Cafty feature over at red ted art! This month's theme is summer! Would love to include your popscicles...

Let me know. Here is last months "ManMade" theme as a reference! http://redtedart.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/get-crafty-july-2010-made-by-man/

Maggy
info (at) redtedart (dot) com

Mich said...

These are so cute, and look so easy to make!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Oh my gosh! How cute are these!?! I love them - absolutely adorable! And thanks so much for the awesome tutorial!!

Jenglamgirl said...

PLEASE PLEASE link up these cuties to my first ever LINKY PARTY going on now. I would love that. Have a great day! Jen

Tauni said...

These are awesome!!!

Of course, I may be mildly obsessed with popsicles today...I just posted about them over on my blog.

Hmmm. Nope. These are fantastic. Can't wait to try them! Am also going to send a quick tweet out with your link.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

amieggs said...

these are so cute I'd feel sorry to use one!!!! =P

Mommy of Two 24/7 said...

So freakin' cute!! My son is going to have an ice cream themed birthday party; this is going to be one of the favors the kiddos take home in their loot bags! Thanks for the idea!!

mommyoftwo247.blogspot.com

Kristy said...

I've never been interested in making soap until now. I love these! Thank you for the tutorial.

Country Mouse said...

These are so cute!!! My daughter wants us to make these....not just to find everything we need on the list!LOL

Danelle said...

You are SOOO amazing!! You have the cutest stuff!! Thanks for sharing all of your knowledge and talent with us!!

Amber said...

What a fun idea, I really like that you took a 'bite' out of it.

Val said...

BRILLIANT!!!!

Jen said...

Those are just too cute!

Bethany @ The Paper Pony said...

These are so cute! What a great idea. I have a daughter who has been talking back an aweful lot.... hmmmmmm, I think I need some of these ;)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

LOVE it! I've made soap before, but didn't know the rubbing alcohol trick! I'll have to try it! This is just adorable! I've just started the topsy turvy tuesday link party! http://imtopsyturvy.com

Megan said...

I was wondering how you got the "bite taken out of" look....great idea! They do look good enough to eat, though.

Wood, paper, glue and nails said...

I love this!
I would make them BUT, I am scared!
I can't smell! EVER! I think my dad must of have dropped me when I was a baby! REALLY!
But just wanted to say I love them!
I think you are so creative!
Thanks for making my world happier!

LeAnn AKA Antann
ll.hammond@hotmail.com

Lil' Luna said...

Love, Love, Love!! Thank you for sharing!!

Leigh Anne Watts said...

These are sooooo cute! I love em! Found you from a link you posted on Today's Creative blog! And I'm from Wild & Wonderful WV too.

Jennifer said...

Those are sooo cute!

Maria Gridley said...

Aww love them, SUPER cute idea!! :)

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Clever Idea with the cookie cutter.

Natalia said...

Super cute!

I was wondering if running warm water over the molds (while upside-down) would make them pop out more easily, like you do with real popsicles.

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, how fun are these!? I knew there was a reason I bought popsicle molds. LOL You amaze me! xxD

sportzmom said...

So cool...am ordering the molds right now. Thanks for sharing!

Jami said...

I've seen these for sale, but never a tutorial!! Thanks for sharing! I'm helping with a popsicle party and these will be PERFECT party favors!!
smiles!

www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Embellished Bayou said...

How cute! My mom makes soap, I can't wait to show these to her, thanks for sharing!

Nike@TheDirtyHalfDozen said...

Wow, so cute!

ellie g said...

So amazing! I have never had any interest whatsoever in venturing into soap making. I don't know why. I just didn't. I may have just found a new hobby. Oh dear! I don't need a new hobby! But I do need new soap. So it seems to be settled.

Really cute, and thanks for the great tutorial!

Swainston Vinyl & Dezign said...

Holy cow! That is SUCH A CUTE IDEA!

Visiting from Tatertots and Jello

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

I love how colorful and fun these are!! I may have to get them a shot!!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Oh my goodness.. These are fabulous!!

Jenn Erickson said...

I'm a huge fan of Go Planet Earth and have been using my popsicle mold to make Poppysicles (soap pops with a two layer creamsicle motif with poppyseeds for exfoliation) but honestly, I like yours better. I love the colors and the transparency! What a great party favor or present!

New follower from Tater Tots and Jello. Have a great weekend! Jenn

Wendy said...

This is such a super cute idea..LOVE IT!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What a fabulous idea! Your tutorial so makes me want to try it. Thanks!! :)

Zibeline said...

You always find the coolest ideas! My 6 year-old and I were going to make soap as a summer craft activity, but I was a little hesitant about the chemicals involved being around her. She can help with this with no worry of spilling lye on herself, and what great little friend birthday gifts these are!!! Thanks a million!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love these! Thanks for linking up! I am featuring this entire tutorial on Monday! (8/2)

Kristen Duke Photography said...

I LOVE this and I want to just buy them fromyou.....how much? I am all over washing my kids mouth out with soap and this might make is slightly less painful?

ben101964 said...

OPs! I posted on the wrong one...but plz let me know how much and where to send the money for my soap pops....

Linda Wagner
POB 2129
Volcano Hi. 96785 so you can get a quote from the USPS....no ups does not come up the volcano....LOL

citygirl - Stacey said...

Really cute and you make it seem so easy! Will definitely have to try to make these.

Jacqueline Bayliff said...

Absolutely adorable!! I will definitely be making these.

Scrappy Mel said...

OMGosh - these are so ADORABLE!!! I have to try these, maybe a girls slumberparty? My soon to be nine year old would go crazy, lol! :)

Suzy @ Joy Is At Home said...

I love this!! It would be such a cute favor for my pink, yellow & orange wedding!! :) THanks for the awesome idea! I'm your newest follower!

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beccagoose said...

I just discovered your blog. You are so much fun, I wish you were my neighbor. I make soaps for fun and will be trying these and the "hand soap". Thank you for sharing.

Katie said...

Wow I love this idea! Just found your blog, it is great and am now following.

Brandi said...

Super Wow! You are full of unique,cool,fun ideas!

LKP said...

where have you been all of mu gift-giving-life?! seriously, your blog is my most favorite new discovery! thanks for being amazing and inspiring and entertaining and witty and here and there and everywhere and talented and so many things i want to become! i can't wait to accomplish a bunch of these ideas! keep 'em coming! ::hugs::
sorry for the gratuitous use of exclamation points. just so excited! you rock, period.

LKP said...

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Veronica said...

you make my day. not only do u have cute crafty ideas but you're just so funny. ha. keep up good work. i'll definitely be following :)

ali said...

Que buen tutorial te felicito lo hacesque sea muy facil.Felicidades

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