Fish in a bag soaps are perfect for carnival prizes and party favors for kids. They are also excellent to use for hand washing and bath time. These novelty soaps are inexpensive to make and sure to leave a smile on your face. Continue reading below for a fishy fun craft project!
- Clear plastic bags: 4" x 8" inch (1.5mil ) millimeters thick
- Clear glycerin soap 2 pounds
- Large saucepan
- Metal pouring pot
- Small spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- Plastic fish
- Bowl with ice water
- Large Knife
1. Gather all supplies. Set aside a bowl of ice water to use later.
2. Use a large knife to cut off small pieces of the glycerin soap. You will need about 4-5 ounces of soap per bag. Fill a saucepan halfway with water, and place over medium heat. Put the glycerin soap in a metal pouring pot, and place it over the pan, creating a homemade double boiler. Let the soap melt completely. Then remove from heat.
3. Place a funnel inside one of the plastic bags, and then hold it in place with your hand. Use your other hand to carefully pour the melted soap into the bag. Fill it halfway. The funnel helps you pour more precisely to the bottom of the bag without getting soap on the sides.
4. Spray the warm soap a couple of times with alcohol until the bubbles disappear. Place your bag and hold it upright in the ice water for about a couple of minutes. This will slightly firm the soap.
5. Place one of the fish into the soap and position it with chopsticks or wooden skewers. Make sure the fish stays in the place you want before removing the chopsticks. Cinch the top of the bag with a clothespin. Remove from the ice water, then let the soap harden for about an hour.
6. Remove the clothespin, and tie a ribbon around the top of the bag.
7. Repeat the above steps for each new bag of soap. It helps to have an extra set of hands to produce a larger quantity of bags for parties and events.
And you're done! Enjoy!
- Buy enough supplies to do a couple of trial runs. It may take some practice to get the look you want.
- If the soap hardens in the bag and you don't like the final result, just cut the bag open, remelt the soap, and start over again.
- Don't overheat the soap. The soap only needs to be melted and not boiling hot.
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