Easter Egg Soaps in Baskets

Materials

  • FOR BASKET:
  • Prismatics Cardstock (Prism Papers): Simply Smooth White; Sunflowers Medium, Sunflowers Light
  • Assorted grosgrain ribbons
  • Kraft crinkle paper
  • FOR SOAP:
  • White glycerin soap base* (amount depends on number of soaps desired)
  • Gel Tone Colorants and Fragrance Oils (see below for fragrance/color combinations): Sweet Pea Fragrance/Perfection Pink Gel Tone Colorant; Lilac Fragrance/Popsicle Purple Gel Tone Colorant; Fresh Cut Grass Fragrance/Fading Green Gel Tone Colorant; Honeysuckle Fragrance/School Days Orange Gel Tone Colorant; Strawberry Fragrance/Ruby and School Days Orange Gel Tone Colorant

Tools

  • FOR BASKET:
  • Easter Seals Clear Stamp Set (Impression Obsession)
  • Fluid Chalk Ink Pads (Clearsnap): Creamy Brown; Dark Brown
  • Wizard Die Cutting System (Spellbinders)
  • Scalloped Circle Nestabilities Die (Spellbinders)
  • Border Punch (Fiskars): Treading Water
  • Paper Crimper (Fiskars)
  • Scor-Pal Scoring Tool (Scor-Pal)
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Crop-A-Dile Big Bite (WeRMemoryKeepers)
  • FOR SOAP:
  • Stir stick (chopsticks work great!)
  • Plastic Egg Molds* (#06-28085)
  • Mold Release Spray*

Directions

Basket

  • 1. For basket, cut 5-1/2”x8-1/2” rectangle from Sunflowers Light cardstock; score at 2”, 4”, 6” and 8”. Turn panel one quarter turn and score at 2”. Use scissors to clip 2” from edge up each score line. Remove 1/2”x2” section completely.
  • 2. Use Creamy Brown ink to stamp bunny image on each 2”x3-1/2” scored section. Use Border Punch to punch top of panel. Fold along all lines. Fold bottom flaps in to create bottom of box. Glue flaps in place.
  • 3. For handle, cut thin strip of Sunflowers Light cardstock; crimp. Adhere ends to inside box edges of box.
  • 4. Die cut scalloped circle from Simply Smooth White cardstock. Use Dark Brown Fluid Chalk ink to stamp Easter Seal image. Use Crop-A-Dile to punch hole in circle tag, and thread a coordinating ribbon length around handle and lace both ends through hole in tag. Knot and trim ribbon edges.
  • 5. Fill basket with crinkle paper and egg-shaped soap. Repeat for remaining soaps.

Soap

  • 1. Prepare mold by lightly coating with mold release spray. Cut soap base into 1” cubes. Heat several cubes (enough to fill soap mold) in a glass pyrex-type pourable measuring cup in the microwave. Be sure to microwave the base in 30-second increments or less, stirring between increments. As soon as the base is liquid, add a few drops of color and fragrance at a time, stirring between additions, until you achieve the desired color and fragrance level. Then pour into the mold and let set until thoroughly cooled (usually 4-6 hours). During the first 10-15 minutes of cooling, tap mold on counter a couple of times every few minutes to help avoid air bubbles. When completely cool, remove from mold and enjoy!
by Jessie Kurtz for Glorybee Foods
Easter Egg Soaps in Baskets
Easter Egg Soaps in Baskets