5 Days of Father’s Day: Vintage Baseball Soap

 

Father’s Day Week Continued…

 

Hit a home run with Dad and give him handmade baseball soap using water soluble paper and a picture of his favorite baseball payer. You won’t strike out with this one!
Ingredients
15 ounces of White Soap Base
1 ounce of Clear Soap Base
Rubbing alcohol
Baseball Clipart (check Flickr or iStock for great images)
(yields 4 soaps)
Get everything you need to make this project here.
If you have never used Water Soluble Paper, check out the Water Soluble Paper Episode on Soap Queen TV to learn the basic technique, tips and tricks.
ONE: Print out 4 vintage baseball pictures on water soluble paper. Cut out the images and make sure that they will fit into the cavities of your mold.
TWO: Once your images are cut out, spray them lightly with aerosol hairspray. This trick will help the colors stay vibrant once they are embedded in the soap.
THREE: Melt 1 ounce of clear soap base in a microwave safe container and mix in ½ drop of liquid blue colorant to give the soap a “clear” effect. For more information on the “bluing” technique, see the Embedding episode of Soap Queen TV.
FOUR: When the clear soap cools to about 130 degrees (really hot soap might dissolve the paper), pour 1/8 inch of soap into the mold. As soon as a thin skin forms on the soap, immediately add your picture to the soap, face down. Let the soap layer cool.
FIVE: Melt 14 ounces of white soap base and mix in 1/2 ounce of Yuzu Fragrance Oil. Once the melted soap cools down to 125-130 degrees, spritz the first layer of soap with rubbing alcohol and pour the second layer. Let the soap cool for 4-6 hours and pop it out of the mold.
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11 Comments

  1. Rachel says

    WOW! That is so cool! What a great gift idea. I just clicked over from Craft Gossip and I’m so glad I did. I would love to link to this if you didn’t mind.

  2. Anne-Marie says

    Brilliant! That is a great idea. What a nice way to honor your school and make good money for them at the same time.

  3. Anne-Marie says

    Totally – Love soap and family photos. It’s like bread and toasters, gyms and me, cupcakes and milk – they totally work together. =)

  4. Anne-Marie says

    You can use Water Soluble Paper on CP soap if it’s on the very tippy tippy top but if you try to do the layer thing like the instructions talk about, you won’t be too successful because CP soap doesn’t have that first clear layer. =)

  5. France says

    Another great use of this wonderful paper (which I’ve yet to try but will!)… You just gave me a great idea. Our school is having a fundraiser Fête next year, I just thought of making soaps with the school emblem on them, and maybe something to remind people our school is going to be 110 years old the year of the Fête!

  6. SoapScent-sations says

    These would make great party favors for end of season little league or boys birthday parties too!

  7. Thesoapcrate says

    Oh I really love this project! Will this technique work with cold process soap too?