Use a butter knife or plastic knife to
cut soap into smaller ½” cubes. Place cubes into a microwavable bowl or
measuring cup. Cover Loosely with paper towels. Place
into the microwave oven for about 45 seconds or according to the
manufacturer’s directions. Remove and stir gently. Be careful when
removing the dish from the microwave because it will be hot. Continue
microwaving at 15-second intervals until soap has just melted. When the
soap has melted, remove the dish from the microwave. Do not microwave
once soap is melted, it can cause discoloration. Plan your design of the soap. If you will be using
more than one color, decide which color will go in first. The deepest
part of the mold should be poured first.
For the slippers, you will only fill in the
straps first. Use the eye dropper to add a few drops of Violet coloring
to the soap. Mix color thoroughly adding more dye until desired color is
reached. Note: Color will lighten when soap is cooled. Pour colored soap
into the mold only in the strap area. Tap mold lightly onto the table to
set and pop any air bubbles. To harden soap faster, place the mold into
the freezer for a few minutes. Remove mold from freezer. Melt more soap and color with the Magenta dye.
Pour the Magenta soap into the rest of the slippers mold. Tap lightly on
the table to set. To harden soap faster, place mold into the freezer for
a few minutes. Remove mold from freezer. Carefully twist mold a little to loosen soap from
the mold. Turn mold upside down and release the soap from the mold.
Gather a pair of slippers and place in a cello gift bag. Add shreds
around and tie bag closed with a ribbon.
For the Honu Turtles – Make a batch of
medium green soap the same way you made the other colors for the
slippahs. Pour soap only into the shell part of the mold. Let soap set.
Next, mix a batch of lighter green soap. Pour the light green into the
rest of the turtle mold (head, legs, tail). Let soap set. Remove soap