Saturday, October 16, 2010

Squinkies Soap

Have you heard of Squinkies? If you have little girls in your family you have! I bought some for my grand daughters and thought they would make great little soaps. Here are the finished tiny soaps and let me walk you through the process.But first, I needed a way to give these to my girls. I put these in pretzel bags. They would look cute back in their original packaging too.
These were sold as a bracelet and ring set with four little Squinkies in balls. The fifth ball holds fasteners. I carefully pried open the packages and removed the little toys from the balls. I then replaced the empty balls back in the packages and glued it all back together.
This is the little plastic ball the toys come in. They remind me of the gumball machine toys.
I poured a bit of clear soap base into the bottoms of a special 3D ball ice cube tray. Then, once the soap has thickened to a gel, I stuck one toy into each ball.
Let these set up.
Next fill the tray with more melted soap and squeeze on the top of the mold and allow the excess soap to overflow.
Place a weight on top to keep the mold secure. I used a press.
After a few hours you can release the mold. Here is a close up of the little guys in the tray.
A little princess.
These look just like they do in the plastic balls they come in, but now you have to wash your hands to get to the toys! Clever....huh! Diana


  1. What a cute idea and perfect stocking stuffers too! You should link this up at my Open House that's going on right now.

  2. Oh my gosh!! What an awesome idea!! I've never made soap before, but I might have to try this. My nieces LOVE those little toys.

  3. What a great idea! We love those little fellas!!

  4. That is cute! My kids haven't fallen for those little toys yet, so I will be hiding this idea from them! They don't need to see how cute those are!

    Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!

  5. My grand daughters would love these! Thanks so much for sharing,

  6. I've seen these in stores & figured Santa would be bringing some for my 4 girls, but this is an even better idea, great stocking stuffers! Thanks for sharing!


  7. Cute idea! I've never seen the toy. Looks like a winner.

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