Thursday, November 29, 2012

Melt & Pour Soap Making: Mr. Grinch Sleigh Soap

I made a second batch of "Grinch" soaps using the GPE Water Dissolving Soap Paper. These will be gifted to the grand kid's teachers. I wrapped the soap in plastic wrap, and assembled into a sleigh with bath salts as shown below.

Who better to guide the sleigh than Mr. Grinch, himself? The Grinch isn't into gift giving, so he opts to deliver a bag of North Pole snow (scented bath salts).

I plan to hot glue the reindeer feet to the green base so it doesn't tip and double-sided tape will keep the sled in place. My nine-year old grandson asked, "Will you add blades to the sides of the sleigh?" And, so I will. I'll cut them from white card stock spray with silver spray paint.

Once everything is secure, the gift will be wrapped in cello and dressed with colorful ribbon to present to each teacher. The gift tag around "Rudolph Reindeer's" neck will be signed by each grand kid.

Here's the low-down on how to complete this project:

  • Empty toilet tissue rolls. Three rolls will make two reindeer.
  • Wine cork and brown chenille stem for tail
  • Small branches for feet and neck
  • Silver spray paint
  • Silver gift tag for neck (you can also spray the tag silver)
  • White pom-pom ball for tail
  • Green tissue paper for face of reindeer
  • 2 wiggle eyes
  • Small twigs for antlers
  • Miniature jingle bells for antlers, nose (and sleigh / Grinch hat)
  • Printable Grinch (find it here for FREE!) on card stock
  • 8 x 12" red felt
  • 18" of twine
  • 10-12" of holiday ribbon (for sleigh and reindeer)
  • Finished soap (see below)
  • Pom Pom for top of Grinch hat
  • Miniature jingle bell for Grinch hat
  • Cardboard wrapped in green tissue
  • Double-sided tape
  • Elmer's craft glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cellophane for gift wrapping
  • Gift tags
  • Silver spray paint
  • Approximately 3/4 cups spa-quality salts
  • 1/4 teaspoon fragrance oil (mix into salts until evenly distributed)
  • Plastic bag

Have FUN!! The minute my grand kids walked in the door they said, "WOW!! I love that!" Hopefully, the receiver will feel the same. No matter what, the grand kids are excited about their teacher gifts.

1 comment:

Plastic cards said...

Now that`s what i called creativity is...your approach inspires me a lot...