Normally I’d say these soaps are fun for kids. But that would be an understatement – they’re fun for everyone! Picture this: there you are, having your normal train of thought in the shower, maybe worrying about being late to work or, on the contrary, enjoying the time to yourself. All of a sudden, the eyes of your soap move. It’s hilarious. Why would soap even have eyes? And they move? Your whole day is made.
You don’t even need coffee You will enjoy your coffee with a smile on your face and look forward to the next time you have to wash your hands/body parts. Sample below:
What you need:
- clear ‘melt and pour’ soap base
- googly eyes
- (optional) vaseline
- microwave/double broiler
Silicone molds work best because they can easily be bent to take out the hardened soap. Don’t worry if you don’t have any at hand – you can use plastic cups! Just grease them with vaseline beforehand.
Put a pair of googly eyes in each mold. If you place them face down, they’ll be easier to see when the soap is ready. But, by all means, that’s not a rule. You can arrange them however you like! I know I did.
Next, cut the soap base into small pieces and place in a heat-resistant container. I used a metal can, which I then fixed over a pot of simmering water for a makeshift double broiler. Once the soap cubes started melting, I stirred and stirred until I got a homogeneous liquid mass.
Even faster, you can use your microwave to melt the soap base (not in a metal can, obvy!) in consecutive 30 seconds rounds, stirring between each two. The soap shouldn’t be too hot, though, just melted.
Pour the melted soap base into the molds slowly, careful not to move the eyes around too much. At this point, you can still rearrange them with a skewer if necessary. Try not to move the molds, and wait for about an hour before the soap is hard. Remove from the molds and there! You have googly eyes soap for your entire Halloween month and beyond.
P.S. Wrap the soap in plastic foil if not using for a while. It seems to like it better that way.