|Have you ever looked at melt and pour soap and seen the embedded objects in soap and wondered how it is made? Today I’m going to show how to embed objects in melt and pour soap.
Today I’m going to show snakes and frogs in melt and pour soap for all those that love these cool creepy crawly critters!
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I need approximately 15 ounces of soap to fill these molds. After you have weighed the soap into the microwave safe container and melted the soap, you can add 5 mL of Earth Fragrance Oil to scent the soap with a subtle scent. Pour a thin layer of melted soap into the mold and allow the soap to cool.
Now the soap is cool, we can place the critters on top of the soap in the mold. Hold on for a minute! The snake is 6 long ,but I only have space for a snake 4 inches long. How do I make the snake fit in the mold? It is actually a very simple problem to solve. Fold the snake to fit in the mold and then use a few drops of the melted soap to glue the snake into the shape you want.
Spray the layer of cooled soap and the critter you want to embed with the alcohol to prevent bubbles from forming between the layers or on the critter. Those bubbles are rarely desired on embedded objects. (Unless you are wanting to portray under water objects.)
Once you have sprayed the critters with the alcohol, gently pour more melted soap over the critters and fill the mold. Be careful! If the melted soap is too hot, it will cause problems with critters or snakes floating to the top of your second layer. If you are concerned about this, you can pour multiple thin layers until the critter is firmly anchored in your soap. Just don’t forget to use the alcohol. After the mold has been filled, cover the molds with the plastic wrap to make a smooth bottom of the soap. Allow soap to cool completely.
Remove the soap from the molds and give to the biggest creepy crawly critter fanatic you know!
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