Inexpensive Baby Shower Favors | DIY Baby Shower Duck Soap Favors
Make these easy and inexpensive baby shower favors for your next shower. They can easily be modified for boys or be gender-neutral. All you have to do is change the type of mini rubber ducks you buy. Most of the supplies you need can be found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. You don’t have to spend a fortune on your next baby shower. Utilize these inexpensive Baby Shower Favors along with other money-saving ideas at your next shower.
-4 lbs. of melt and pour clear glycerin soap (I bought the 10 lb. tub at Michaels with a 40% off coupon so I would have some for another project)
-24 mini rubber ducks (mine are baby girl themed)
–soap scent (I used one called Snuggles I bought online)
-blue soap coloring
-small spray bottle full of rubbing alcohol (to remove bubbles, optional)
-silicone cupcake mold with 6 full sized cavities
-stirring stick or other easily disposable or washable stirring utensil (can be a popsicle stick)
–blue mica, optional (makes it shimmer)
-24 clear favor bags
-favor tags, optional
Cut your soap into chunks and fill up the measuring cup. Microwave until it becomes completely liquid. This can take about 3-6 minutes depending on your microwave. Keep a close eye on the soap so it does not get too hot, bubble, and overflow.
After your soap is melted, quickly yet carefully add your scent and soap coloring to your desired intensity. I used about 7 drops of blue soap coloring to get a darker blue. I added the blue mica to get a nice swirling sparkle effect. Stir until mixed well.
Carefully pour the melted soap into each of the silicone mold cavities. You don’t want the hot soap to burn you! Ouch! Add the mini rubber ducks while the soap is still melted. If you like the bubbles that form, you can leave them be. I sprayed mine with a little rubbing alcohol to get a smooth effect. Most of my ducks had no problems staying upright, but a couple of them kept toppling over. I held those up until the top of the soap cooled enough for them to stay put. Let the soap cool completely, remove from the silicone mold, then repeat the steps three times until you have 24 duck soap cakes.
When your soap is cool, you can start placing each one into a clear plastic favor bag. Tie with your ribbon and curl with scissors. If you have never curled ribbon before, all you have to do is place the ribbon flat on one side of your scissors (the sharp side) and pull the length of it across. You can optionally add a favor tag to each one. Once you have finished all twenty-four rubber duck soaps and have them dolled up in the bags and ribbon, you are ready to party!
Congratulations on the new addition to your family!