First instructable so bear with me.....
Last year my wife out of work and bored so she started making soaps and beads etc.
She was getting bored with the molds she could buy commercially so I decided to try and make some for her.
Step 1: Materials
The materials I used where either laying around the house or picked up at Michael's. But I am sure any crafts store will carry what you need. The only thing I bought was the mold builder latex. I think it was about $15 for the tub and I get about 5 molds out of it.
So my cost for the mold was under $5. The Buddha head was on clearance for $1 or $2 I think.
Cheap Paint Brush
Scrap of wood (About the size of a bar of soap or whatever size you want your soap to be)
Accent piece for the soap ( I used a Buddha Head 'cause that's how we roll)
Castin Craft brand Mold Builder - Liquid Latex Rubber
Additional scraps of wood for a box
Plastic garbage bag
Mold release for the actual pouring of soap.
I make a wooden box to hold the mold while it sets. This is just a box made out of scrap 1X6 with a top and bottom.
I don't have pictures of making the box but hey its a box.