Monday, June 21, 2010

Fish in a Bag Soap Project Instructions and Video

When I was a child, I remember going to the county fair and visiting the fairway with all of the games.  One that always stuck out was the game where you one a gold fish. 

Now the summer is here and the county and state fairs will soon be here, how you have the same memory and would like to recreate in soap here are the instructions from Go Planet Earth.  In addition you can find the complementary instructional video from the Martha Stewart Show.  So print out the instructions and follow along.

Tools and Materials

Clear plastic bag: 4 inches wide by 8 inches tall, and at least 1.5 millimeters thick
Clear glycerin soap
Heat-resistant measuring cup
Double-boiler or microwave
Rubbing alcohol
Small spray bottle
Plastic fish
Gift tag

Fish-in-a-Bag Soap How-To

1. Open the plastic bag and cuff the top enough so that the bag will stand on its own.

2. Place 4 ounces of solid clear glycerin soap in a heat-resistant measuring cup, and melt in a double-boiler or microwave.

3. Pour half the melted soap into the bag. Spray with alcohol until bubbles disappear. Allow to cool and harden for about 1 hour.

4. Re-melt remaining soap. Pour a small amount of melted soap on top of cooled soap in bag. Spray with alcohol. Position fish in melted soap, and let set 15 minutes to lock into place.

5. Pour the remaining soap over fish. Spray with alcohol. Gather bag above soap and pinch with clothespin. Allow soap to cool for 15 minutes.

6. Remove clothespin, and tie with a ribbon threaded with a gift tag.


Fish, bags, and soap can be purchased through Go Planet Earth

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

IT is a natural product and therefore adorable.It looks cute and kids are going to get crazy about it.
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