How to Make Toy Soap

Give kids a reason to take a bath by making soap with their favorite toy in it.

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Materials and Tools:

2-inch rubber duck
4-inch bendable "germ gobbler" character
cutting board
sharp knife
glass measuring cup
rubber spatula
microwave
soap fragrances: watermelon or cotton candy; baby powder
electric soap-melting pot
round and oval soap-mold trays
clear and white glycerin soap block
blue and lime-green soap coloring
alcohol in spray bottle
freezer
bleach

Steps:

1. Wash toys, molds, glass cup, spatula, knife and cutting board in hot water with a small amount of bleach to disinfect. Supplies have to be very clean. Dry everything completely with paper towels and let air-dry while preparing the soap.

2. Cut a large amount of clear glycerin soap block into chunks and put it in an electric soap-melting pot set at 180 degrees. Or place small chunks in a glass measuring cup and microwave the soap to melt it. A stovetop soap-melting pot or double boiler also works.

Germ Gobbler

1. Pour 5 ounces of hot melted soap into a glass-measuring cup.

2. Add five to seven drops of watermelon or cotton-candy fragrance.

3. Add lime-green soap coloring by drops until the precise color is achieved.

4. Stir the soap slowly to minimize bubbles, achieve uniform color and blend in the fragrance.

5. Place the germ gobbler character in the mold and position its arms and legs so it sits in the mold properly.

6. Spray the character lightly with alcohol to help it adhere to the soap.

7. Pour the soap mixture into the mold.

8. If any bubbles form on the top, spray lightly with alcohol to pop the bubbles.

9. Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour.

10. Put the mold in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes.

11. Take the mold out of the freezer, let it sit for one minute and then turn the mold over and bend it on all sides to break the seal on the edges and allow air to enter into the mold.  If the soap doesn't come out, return the mold to the freezer for another minute and try again.

Rubber Ducky

1. Cut white bulk soap into small chunks, about ½-cup's worth. Put it in a glass cup and microwave for 20 seconds. Stir, and heat for additional 10 seconds if necessary. Don't let the soap boil.

2. Put two to three drops of fragrance into the soap and stir.

3. Pour the soap into a round mold, spray any bubbles with alcohol and let dry for 30 minutes.

4. Pour five ounces of hot clear melted soap into a glass measuring cup.

5. Add five to seven drops of baby-powder fragrance.

6. Add blue soap coloring by drops until the desired color is achieved.

7. Stir the soap slowly to minimize bubbles, achieve uniform color and blend in the fragrance.

8. To make the soap adhere to the next layer, spray alcohol on it once it hardens.

9. Pour ¼-inch of blue soap on top of the white soap already in the mold. Make sure the level of the blue soap is high enough that when the duck is sitting on it, its head and beak will be above the top of the soap. Add additional soap if necessary. Spray any bubbles with alcohol.

10. Let dry for 30 minutes.

11. Re-melt the remaining blue soap in a glass cup in the microwave if necessary.

12. Spray the top of the blue soap in the mold with alcohol.

13. Dip the bottom of the duck into the hot blue soap in the cup. This acts like a glue to hold the duck in position before adding the final layer. Put the duck on top of the hardened layer of blue soap in the mold and let set 10 to 15 minutes.

14. Spray the duck and the dry soap with alcohol to help it adhere to the next layer of soap.

15. Pour the final layer of hot soap mixture into the mold. If any bubbles form on the top, spray lightly with alcohol to pop the bubbles.

16. Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour.

17. Put in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes.

18. Take the mold out of the freezer, let it sit for one minute and then turn the mold over and begin bend it on all sides to break the seal on the edges and allowing air to enter into the mold. If the soap doesn't come out, return the mold to the freezer for another minute and try again.

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