in preparation for an upcoming baby shower, i got together for an afternoon with the mother-to-be and the hostess (the talented scrappy bug) to make the favors. we planned on making duck shape soap "bathing" in tubs, and packed in pink take out boxes.
the soap was an easy process, made from soap blocks that only required melting, adding fragrance, and pouring into molds. the part that tickled me the most was the craft is self-cleansing. definitely a plus. we had trouble finding adequate soap molds at michaels, so we turned to the candy making section and found little duck molds.
the paper bathtubs were made from the hostess' cricut. one of these days i may have to get one; it is one of the neatest things i've ever seen in the craft world. we cut two tubs per box, attached a strip of cardstock on the bottom between them, so that we could put the "water" (crumbled blue tissue paper) and the soap ducks sitting upright inside.
all the components were tucked into the box, and sealed with a pretty strip of scrapbook paper, with little thank you labels created with a stamp and fiskar punches.
too fun, and too cute! it took us nearly four hours, but what a great way to spend four hours. so tell me, reader, what is your idea of a fun afternoon with friends?