THIS PAGE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL USE - We no longer stock the Baby Ducklings or the Duck Pond Mould.
We have a new tutorial HERE using our new ducks and Silicone Moulds
Our ducks have always been popular, and even though we are at the end of our stock of original pond moulds, you can still make them using our BW Flexible Moulds or Flexible Moulds. Appealing to all ages, a little touch of whimsy makes most of us smile.
What you’ll Need:
To make batches of 3 soaps (varies depending on how many duckies and how much soap you'll put into each pond!):
Step One: Warning: Be careful of fingers! Cut the soap in halves, and dice the first half and place into the microwave safe jug. Heat in short bursts until it all melted. Colour this with Titanium Dioxide and approximately 5ml (1 teaspoon) of fragrance and stir well to combine. Pour some of this into the spare mould, no more than 200g and allow it to set up. While this sets up, place the jug with the rest of the site soap in aside to remelt later.
Step Two: Now dice the rest of the Clear Soap Base into 1 cm cubes. Place into the other microwave proof jug and melt soap in microwave on medium-low in bursts of 30 seconds, stir and repeat until nearly all liquid
Step Three: Remove from the microwave and then add fragrance and colour the soap blue, stirring well to ensure it is well mixed. Spritz the top with Isopropyl Alcohol to remove any bubbles on the surface
Step Four: Pour into mould cavities until approximately two thirds full. This means the level will be approximately ½ cm from the top of the mould - you'll fill this part next. Set the rest of the blue soap aside for the next batches.
Step Five: Once a thin skin forms on the surface of the soap, spritz the surface of the soap with isopropyl alcohol and then a quick spray on the underside of the ducks and then position your ducks in the centre of each. The alcohol helps soap layers to stick together and *glue* in the duck. Don’t breathe the fumes as they are ick, and don’t worry, that smell quickly dissipates and won’t affect your fragrance. Press very gently on the duck to seat him onto the soap
Step Six: Now unmould the two individual white soaps and use the grater or vegetable peeler to shred them. Then gently remelt the rest of the white soap in the jug
Step Seven: Spritz the surface of the blue soap again, and then arrange a nice amount of white soap shavings around each duck, so they nestle around him, and then spritz them with alcohol. Immediately you have done this, pour the white soap around the duck and over the shreds so that they are nestled and embedded in place
Step Eight: Allow to set for several hours. Unmould carefully! Release the airlock by stretching out the silicone and ease the soaps out of the mould. If you just lever the soap out the mould they may break away from the foam
IMPORTANT: NEVER USE A KNIFE OR SHARP INSTRUMENT to help unmoulding - it will slice through the silicone mould. If required, use the blunt, narrow end of a plastic spatula, or scraper to break the air lock and ease the duck pond out of the mould.
Don’t forget to wrap your Duck Ponds in Cello Bags, or perhaps a tall elaborate cello cone and glitzy ribbon is more your style!
This project now comes as a complete Kit on THIS page with a Silicone Mould