Friday, October 23, 2009
Halloween Monster Soap Cigar Band
But in my house monster soap is soap that is messed up. You know the kind - soap that is too gnarly to do anything with it. Well those pieces work nicely for any monster soap. It is easy to embed cold process soap or any other type of soap pieces into melt and pour soap providing it is a bit moist. Then mold it and slice it into big chunks and finish off with your monster wrap.
These designs make a nice project for little ones that are thrilled by anything cute. Melt and pour soap is your best bet if this is a kid project since it is safer to make than cold process soap. It is easily melted in a microwave or on top of the stove and takes colors very well without morphing into an unknown entity. For Halloween soaps, in addition to the regular Halloween fare of small toys, you can color it an outlandish color simply for the heck of it, then cut it into large imperfect chunks and wrap as monster soap.
To cover the soaps we have two style soap labels - a soap wrap which covers the entire bar of soap and a soap cigar band which wraps around the soap. The design features a monster on the front panel with space to insert the name of the soap, etc.
The other design is called "Boo". It features a kitty cat and space to insert your soap name and ingredients list at the side of the label. Both designs are available as a soap wrap and soap cigar band and both designs are available in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher format.
These designs both look great printed on a variety of papers. To see what an outside print job would look like I had my design printed at Fedex/Kinkos. I emailed them the file and printed the designs on different colored papers. I was impressed with how great the design showed on fluorescent colors, which had not been my favorite color choice. But if this is a project to do with the kids, then fluorescent colors are great. Next were the regular colors such as the pastels, which I loved and which showed nicely even with the monster/kitty cat designs.
Download the free Monster Halloween soap cigar band and Boo Halloween soap cigar band files from Perfumekits Monster Halloween soap cigar band in the free soap cigar band section. Perfumekits is a supplier of natural soap making kits, DIY(do it yourself) bath and body kits and pretty color labels.
Reprinted with permission from Winsome Tapper, Soapmaking Editor,www.Bellaonline.com/site/soapmaking