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HELPING HANDS SOAP

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I think every mother has said, "I wish I had some extra helping hands," at some point in their constant battle to keep things neat & clean. Now you can grant that wish with this "handy" gift that is both functional & sentimental! 
 
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Step 1: SUPPLIES

To make this perfect Mothers Day gift you will need:

A loving child willing to participate (with a little patients)
Plaster of Paris (about 2 cups per set of prints you want to make)
Modeling clay
2 disposable containers (one to mix plaster in & one to make your prints in)
Easy melt soap 
OPTIONAL: soap dye or scents

Step 2: MAKING THE PRINTS

First you will need to make a set of plaster hand prints. These will act as your mold for the soaps. 

1. Using about 2 cups of plaster in a disposable container (or more depending on the size of your mold) mix in enough water until it becomes about the consistency of pudding.

2. Pour the mixed plaster into the disposable container you've selected for your prints mold & gentle tap & shake to smooth it & settle out any air bubbles. 

3. Wait about 5 minutes for it to set up a little more & test it with your finger tip. (The plaster should hold the imprint of your finger but not  require a lot of pressure) 

4. Once the plaster is set enough press the child's hand into the plaster & hold it in that position for about 15 seconds. 

5. Remove the child's hand & if your are satisfied with it you can clean them off & send them on their merry way. Then let the prints dry for about 30 minutes. If you are not satisfied with it, you can "erase" the print by once again shaking and taping the container, then try to make the prints again. (This is where the child's patients may play a role)


LemonLily2 years ago
You can also use a glove to make the hand shape! :)
mygibzone (author)  LemonLily2 years ago
I just wanted to add a little more sentimental value to it by using my children's hands, but I'm sure a glove would work splendidly for just a basic hand shape. :)
poofrabbit2 years ago
Hey congrats on your win in Scoochmaroo Challenge for Mother's Day!!
mygibzone (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Thank you!
MaryT8M2 years ago
This is a GREAT idea. Thanks
Nahual2 years ago
This is perfect for new parents and grandparents! Love this. 5 stars!
mygibzone (author)  Nahual2 years ago
Yes, we gave ours to grandparents & they loved them! Also if you have an old plaster hand print from your childhood you can use it as well!
this is a great mothers day present
poofrabbit2 years ago
OH this is adorable!!! Well done!
Oh, how cute! Great idea. :D
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