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DIY Tsum Tsum Soaps ♥
Hi guys! From collecting so many vinyl tsum tsums, I tend to have a lot of extra ones. I usually separate my collection into two groups, one is the one I display and the other is filled with my extra tsum tsums which I use to photograph. But what if you don’t know what to do with your extras? Well, I thought that making tsum tsum soaps would be the perfect way for your extras to go to good use, or and even make great handmade presents!
Disclaimer: I am not a professional soap maker by any means! This was just a fun activity that I thought would be cute. These soaps were mainly my first trial ones; the whole process was a learning experience.
Caution: In this DIY, use of the microwave and the handling of hot items will be employed. If under the age of 18, please ask an adult for help!
First, gather your supplies.
Here’s a list of what you will need:
- Soap molds (A loaf pan works just as well)
- Tsum tsums
- A microwave safe container
- Soap colorants (I used food coloring, but typically soap colorants would work best)
- Fragrant oils
Most of the supplies you can find at your local craft store but you can also find everything here on Amazon.
Now select your choice of tsum tsum and your choice of mold. I used mainly medium and small vinyl tsum tsums since I opted for smaller soaps, but you can use larger tsum tsums for bigger soaps! Make sure to place the tsum tsum upside down in the mold so when you remove the soap from the mold the tsum tsum is by the edge that is molded.
Take some glycerin and place it in a microwavable safe bowl. Microwave the glycerin in 10-15 second increments and stir continually. Once the glycerin is melted, you can add in any fragrant oil and soap colorant you desire.
Tip: If the glycerin starts to harden at any point just pop it back in the microwave to melt again!
Next, pour the glycerin into the mold and put the soap in the fridge or freezer to cool down (about 10-15 minutes depending on the size).
Tip: If your tsum tsum moves too much while pouring the glycerin, pour a little bit in the bottom of the mold. Let the first layer sit for a minute and then stick your tsum tsum in. This helps to make sure that the tsum tsum will go nowhere when you pour in the rest of the glycerin.
Remove your soap from the fridge/freezer and unmold it.
Now you have some aweTSUM soaps!
Most of my process was trial and error based. I felt like the dye took away from the tsum tsums and muted their color, so these were the only colored soaps I made.
With this particular soap, instead of adding a tsum tsum, I added a sticker!
Tag us in your soap creations:
@tsumthing_kristen and @tsum_thing on Instagram