Would you love to have these mummies marching around your bathroom ?! They are a perfect size for little hands and the kids will want to wash often with these. These soap mummies are made using a gingerbread silicone mold. This is a great versatile soap mold that can be used to make mini soaps or as embeds in other soap creations. The key to success in making these little mummies is coating them with the soap string. Soap must not be to hot or the soap will spread, let your soap cool to about 120 degrees and work quickly. Also try working in smaller batches of six when stringing the mummies. This will assure your soap doesn’t seize up on you too quickly.
Below are the instructions, makes 24 Mini Mummies Soaps.
1 oz fragrance oil of your choice (we suggest using a fragrance oil that won’t discolor)
Small spritzer bottle with alcohol
1. Cut your soap into 1/2 inch chunks. Put 18 oz into microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove and stir. If there are large chunks left put back in microwave for 10 second intervals until melted.
2. Slowly stir in fragrance oil until well incorporated.
3. Pour into molds and let sit for a least 2 hours until completely solid.
4. Remove from molds and divide the long lengths of gingerbread men into 1/2-inch pieces. Place on non stick surface like wax paper (you’ll get lots of soap on it so make sure you can clean it or dispose of it)
5. Melt 1 oz of clear soap in 5 seconds intervals until melted, remove from microwave.
6. Add your black soap colorant until you get a deep black. Let soap cool slightly (you don’t want your soap to hot.
7. Dip your toothpick into the black soap and make two eyes on your mummy. Let mummy eyes dry completely before going to the next step.
8. Melt 2 more ounces of white soap(about 15 seconds)
9. Wait about 30 seconds for soap to cool slightly
10. Spritz your soap mummies with the alcohol
11. Dip your fork into the soap and working quickly make lines going in different directions across to soap mummies.( you can try to test your soap first on a piece of wax paper to make sure your soap isn’t spreading to much).
12. Repeat steps 9-11 until all mummies are complete.