And, the best shower favor that ever I made? Well, the baby powder scented rubber ducky soaps I made for my super, awesome, action-figure worthy BFF’s shower a few weeks ago were pretty win.
Since she is expecting a baby boy, whom I will forever call Anakin no matter what she decides to name him*, I made the baby ducks blue and the momma ducks yellow. Despite the fact that I can now count three people who have tried to eat them (how does that even happen?) they turned out well.
since one person asked by popular demand, here’s how I made them:
Never Get High on Your Own Supplies
- Pure, Clear Glycerine by Something Fabulous
- Baby Powder Scent by Something Fabulous
- Soap Dyes by Something Fabulous
- “Animal” Soap Molds, and Duck Candy Molds
Craftalicious, She’s Hot Hot!
- For the momma ducks I melted one cube of glycerine on low heat, one cube for six bebe ducks. If the glycerine started bubbling I simply lifted the pan a few inches off the flame and swirled it around to keep the top layer from cooling.
- After everything was all melty I added four drops of scent, and about 17 drops of dye and swirled it to mix.
- Pour the soap into the molds and let cool for 45 mins.
- Pop the soap out of the molds and let cool completely on a piece of parchment paper.
It takes about two weeks for the soap to cure, but I don’t even really know what that means… soap curing? Like curing childhood diseases or something?
Anyhow, there are six different colors that come in a pack. I made about 80 ducks (two batches for two showers) and used close to 8lbs of soap and two containers of yellow dye and scent. I wrapped them in little cellophane treat bags and tied with ribbon, attaching little tags with everyone’s names written on them so they doubled as favors and place cards.
Eighty ducks and three weeks later my house still smells of glycerine and baby powder, which I would venture to say is better than cabbage and baby poop.
*When she told me she was seriously considering that name for her little peanut she followed up by saying, “I don’t think that movie will be a big deal when he’s older, ya know?” To which I replied, “Star Wars? Really? Not that big, huh.