Just in case you are wondering where part 1 is, I made soap with my older daughter over Spring Break. You can see the results of that day here. Ever since that day, my younger daughter has been asking when she could make soap with me. So when I saw Anne-Marie’s post about needing a buddy to make the Faux Funnel Pour soap, I knew this would be perfect for us!
First I had my daughter pick out a fragrance for the soap, followed by the four colors she wanted to use. She picked Candied Currants for the fragrance (what little girl who is going to be 8 years old tomorrow doesn’t like sweet, fruity fragrances?), then she picked pink, green, blue and black for the colors. I let her do as much of the work as possible, starting with measuring the oils (my older daughter was the photographer for the day):
She did great with the solids, and learned how to read the scale!
I didn’t let her make the lye solution or pour it into the oils, but I did let her run the stick blender:
She blended the soap until it was just emulsified.
Then I divided the soap into four equal parts, and we started adding colorants:
Adding some blue mica
Here’s a great action shot:
My daughter adding the pink mica, and I'm reaching for the black oxide.
This is getting FUN!!
Next, we laid out some newspaper ads on the table, and got our mold ready.
Ready to pour!
Pouring the soap...it was probably a bit too runny when we first started.
Finished soap in the mold!
Today, we unmolded the soap and I let her do all the cutting with the new soap cutter!
Cutting the soap
It turned out so great!!
Candied Currants Soap
I think we may have to try this method again! The girls have already claimed a bar for their shower (after it cures, of course). If we have any left, I’ll sell these as a Soap of the Week.