ONE: Melt 6 ounces of white soap base in a heat safe container in the microwave (on 30 second intervals). Once melted, mix in 1 ml of Blue Mix Labcolors. Mix well until you have a baby (egg) blue.
TWO:Add 4 tbsp of corn starch to the soap and mix, mix, mix. It will be a little chunky at first but keep mixing to get rid of the clumps. Once the soap seems to be nearly clump free, (it’s o.k. if there are some lumps) pour a 1/8″ thin layer on to a plate.
THREE: Once the mixture has cooled a little bit and can be handled like play dough (2-3 minutes), roll into little balls, smooth out the texture with your finger and create an egg shape. Roll out 24 balls to have 3 eggs in each nest.
TIP: If the soap gets too hard to work with, just pop it back in the microwave and start the process over.
Optional: Do you want to speckle your eggs? Try the toothbrush technique. Mix your mica with a little bit of rubbing alcohol. Dip your toothbrush into the colorant and run your thumb along the bristles to splatter the color. Warning: you will have shiny, shimmery mica fingers afterwards.
Yes, I’m making you wait…but it will be worth it, promise!
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Where can I get the castile base to us in the nests?
thank you Anne Marie!! I’m off and running!
Yes, you can definitely blend essential oils and fragrance oils together in one soap. =)
I have a question. Can I mix essential oil and fragrance oil together in one soap? Someone wants that mix and I have one scent iin EO and the other in FO and not sure if I can combine the two. Can I?
I got the birds from a Dover book but I’m sure if you google ‘Bird Illustrations’ that you’ll come up with lots ones that can work for you =)
Please give us a template for the birds.
thank you Anne Marie. I got it and I love it!!!! Thank you so much for posting this! Its sooooo cute and I’m going to make it, or try lol
The nest tutorial is on a separate post – it was too long to fit all in one! 🙂 Just follow one of the links in the post above or look at the at this Friday’s post.
did I miss something else? How do you make the birds nest? Boy my brain is been working overtime lately and I can’t get anything straight!
As an avid birder, I L-O-V-E this soap project…thank you!!
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Totally soap! I will re-write the intro so that’s clear. Thanks for the hint.
Love this! I will have to give this a try. The wheels are turning. I can definitely use this technique in other soap applications! Thanks!!!
I love it!
Is this soap? I love it and think its soooo cute I want to make it but confused. lol I can’t figure out what it is! Am I dumb or what?