Thursday, June 3, 2010

Graduation Party Favors Tutorial

Graduation is just around the corner which means your graduation party is just around the corner too! Make these easy melt and pour graduation scrolls in your favorite school colors. Your guests will give you an A+ and they'll never know how easy it was!

ScrollSoap1

Ingredients
Rubbing Alcohol
Ribbon 
Yields 2 scrolls

ONE: Melt 4 ounces of clear soap base in the microwave (about 30 seconds). Once the soap is fully melted, mix in .3 ounces of liquid glycerin, 1 ml of fragrance oil and your non-bleeding (school) colors. I chose Liquid Green to represent one of our local schools, Sehome High. Mix well and pour the soap into the brownie pan mold. Spritz with rubbing alcohol to get rid of those pesky bubbles. Let cool for about 5 minutes.

TWO: In the meantime, melt 4 ounces of white soap base in the microwave (about 30 seconds). Then mix in .3 ounces of liquin glycerin and 1 ml of fragrance oil. I left this layer white but feel free to add a colorant at this time. Mix well.

THREE: Once your first layer of soap has cool and your melted soap is around 120-125 degrees, spritz the first layer with rubbing alcohol and pour the second layer of soap. Spritz again with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles. Let the layers cool for about 10 minutes.

Tip: Don’t let the soap cool for too long. As soon as it’s hard enough to unmold it’s ready to “roll”. If you wait too long the soap will be harder to work with and you could end up with unsightly cracks (which may drop your grade on the project).

My creation

FOUR: Once the soap has cooled, carefully pull the soap out of the mold and place it on a flat surface. Cut the soap in half with a soap cutter or flat edged knife. Then trim up the sides so all of the edges look the same (getting rid of those rounded corners).

My creation

FIVE: Start at the skinny end of the soap and roll it all the way up. Then (aggressively) squeeze the middle of the soap to slightly dent it. This will give the soap its "paper like" effect.

SIX: Tie a coordinating ribbon around the soap in a simple bow and you're done. They're ready for the party favor bowl!

ScrollSoap3

Like what you see? Check out similar projects on the Soap Queen Blog like Fortune Cookie Soaps, Pinwheels, Soapy Candy Canes, Sushi Soap, Jelly Rolls Soaps