This instructabe will show you how you can make your own soap on a rope using Sugru and the soap of your choice. It's great because even though I did not invent "soap on a rope" it is a wonderful invention as the soap never gets yucky, and it also makes the soap last a long time. Best of all when the soap is all gone you are left with your Sugru rope which you can use again and again on future bars of soap.
If you don't yet know about Sugru I will give you a little information here, otherwise move right along to the steps. So, Sugru is a really great new product made in London. It acts like sticky clay for a few minutes, then acts like clay for half hour or so, then it hardens and acts like rubber. In fact it is silicone rubber. The hardest thing about using it it to open the package and think what to do with it - once you do that though the ideas just keep coming. But don't open the package until you know what you want to do.
It bonds to itself, aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass, wood, leather and some plastics. Go to their website to find out how to buy it and for lots of great ideas on what to do with it at Sugru.
This is my entry into the Sugru contest so be sure to vote for me if you like this idea, staring on Sunday when the voting starts.
Step 1: Supplies
- A big knife
- 1 to 2 packets of Sugru ( you may have a bit left over so have another idea handy or make a bigger hook than I made)
- One bar of the soap of your choice - this should be a glycerin type soap or one that is fairly easy to cut - you can find lots of wonderful handmade soaps on Etsy
- A pencil or tooth pick for tracing the outline
- A gouging tool of your choice
Step 2: Prepare Soap and Sugru
Next cut your soap in half. While I was taking photos I changed the bar around and that is why you see a line in the soap in the fist photo as that was my original cut, mistakes disappear within a few days though.
Step 3: Trace Your Rope Onto the Soap
Step 4: Scoop Out Your Design
Step 5: Squish
Wet one half of your soap and squish the two halves back together.
Step 6: Let Cure
Step 7: Make a Hook
Step 8: Done!
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