Tomorrow is the earliest Easter in 95 years. You can buy the scrapbook page on the left from CiaDesigns here. If you are casting about for some soap ideas to hide for the kiddies, or have on display to amaze and delight your guests, Soap Queen has just the thing for you.
This project will take about 30 minutes of total soaping time, broken up into two sessions.
First, gather your supplies. For this project, I used:
You’ll need the following equipment:
Pyrex or heat safe melting glass
Step One: Make the Shreds
Melt 4 ounces of white melt and pour in the microwave. Carefully drop in 1 to 3 drops of non bleeding color. I used Non-Bleeding Pink but you can use any color, so long as it is non-bleeding. Scent this 4 ounces of shred base heavily with fragrance. A “heavy” dose of fragrance is .2 ounces in 4 ounces of soap.
Step Two: Wait & Shred
Once the Shred Soap has set up fully, using the small end of the cheese grater, grate the soap into small, little shreds.
World Market carries the little chick I used. They have a World Market in almost every state so you can rush out and buy some little cheep cheeps for your soap project. If you don’t have a cute little furry animal, it’s okay. A nicely decorated plastic egg would look equally fetching in your mound of soapy shreds.
Carefully sprinkle shredded soap around your object. The curls will soften and sink. Continue piling the soapy curls until you’re happy with the height of curls.
If you get too carried away building the mound of curls, take a dropperfull of clear, melted soap and make trails of clear soap into and on top of your curls. This will help glue the curls down into the soap.
One small obvious safety note, when you are showering with your Easter soap, consider pulling the plastic, sharp-edged objects out of your soap. The little feet in the bird will scratch you and your loved ones in a rather unattractive manner.
This entire project is very simple and could easily be done with children above the age of 4 with adult supervision.