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I always bring gifts when I travel. When I headed to the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp, I knew exactly what I wanted to bring. I had a pile of ants already on hand from my Ant-Man cupcakes, and I wanted to try my hand at soap making again. Ant-Man soap would make a great gift and this time I wouldn’t be making them the day before I stepped on a plane. (You can see my last minute Jungle Book soaps here and all of my previous Disney gifts here.)
Making glycerin based soaps is so easy! You’ll need:
Cut your soap base into small chunks. Melt it in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. (I recommended doing this at half power for my Jungle Book soaps, but I didn’t notice any difference doing it at full power other than the soap getting very hot. If you spill it, you could burn yourself.) Doing this in a container with a spout (like a large measuring cup) is helpful. Once your soap is fully melted, add red food color and scent if you’re using any. (I thought a trip to Atlanta required a peach scent!)
Add ants, back side down, to your mold. Pour over the melted soap. Spray the top of your soaps with rubbing alcohol to remove any small bubbles.
The first time I made soaps I used rigid plastic soap molds. Using silicone baking molds makes the soaps much easier to remove.
Once the soaps cool, push them out of the mold. Any soaps that have goofs can be melted again and re-poured.
If you’re making Ant-Man soap to give as gifts, add them to cellophane bags and they’re ready to hand out! Just make sure everyone knows they’re soap. It turns out a few of my fellow set visitors thought they were candy.
Make sure you follow along with my Ant-Man and the Wasp set visit coverage for all of the behind the scenes news!
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