The party will have a super hero theme so I went with superman and batman chocolate molds for the project. I bought all of my supplies (except the molds) from Bramble Berry Soaps. They have a great website with everything you will need to make any kind of soap. They have great instructions and I also called them directly a few times to ask some questions before I got started and they were super nice and helpful. I went with simple pour and melt soap. I bought a clear base, some colors (red and blue) and I picked a grapefruit scent since I thought the kids would like something sweet. Here is my set up before I got started:
First, I cut up some soap and melted it in the microwave.
Next, I added a little scent (a little goes a LONG way) and then the coloring.
I used a small wooden dowel to mix the ingredients, but you can use anything to mix the solution:
Next, I poured the scented and colored soap into the molds (I used some leftover red soap to plug the lollipop stick section, but you could also just tape it off). Once the soap is poured, small bubbles sometimes form on the surface. You can spray rubbing alcohol on the bubbles right after you pour the soap to get rid of them. This was my favorite part...the alcohol just zapped them away:
It took the soap at least an hour or two to dry so the project took me a few nights since I only bought two molds. You can re-heat and re-use any soap left in your glass measuring cup, so you don't have to waste any of it.
Lastly, I packaged them in some cellophane bags and printed out labels to go along with our theme: