|My first melt and pour soap|
I thought "Fish in a bag" looked like fun, and be easy. It wasn't. It was quite challenging. I got a kit to make it simple(It wasn't).
|This is the kit.|
To give you an idea of what it's supposed to look like.fish in a bag. Cute huh?
|This is what they're supposed to look like.|
Melt enough soap to fill to 4 moulds to fit the fish in, the idea of this is to make a smaller soap that can be positioned within the the larger soap to make the fish stand upright and not appear dead. It suggested using ice cube tray and I did, but didn't like it. Next think I tried was a paper cup cut down to about 5 cm (It was a McDonald's cup, don't judge me). Pour the soap into the cup and use the icy pole sticks to hold the fish upright until the soap sets enough to hold it up(doesn't take long). If I did it again i think I'd pour the soap straight into the bag and put the fish in, manipulate the fish though the bag until it was in the right position, wait for it to set, then place the bag into the position I wanted it to set in.
Don't forget to put fragrance in the soap. Soap that doesn't smell is just weird.
Once the small mould with the fish in it has set, put it in the bag and pour more melted soap into the bag careful to keep the fish in the right position. Tie up the bag and place into the position you want it to harden in. You need to tie up the bag before the soap sets. Place the bag on a flat surface to set or else the bottom will set rounded and won't stand up.
This is the equipment I used. I can tell you what not to do! I don't know why the photo stretched.
|The ice cube tray was a bad idea|
|I should patent my design|
|Orange fish, this is the best one.|
|Poor purple fish with his head embedded in an ice cube.|