Looking for a great handmade Father’s Day gift? Well, hand made soaps in Father’s Day Golf Ball designs are a fun gift that is easy to make. The best part of this fun handmade Golf Ball soap gift is that one size fits all!
Making hand made Golf Ball shaped soap is very easy. Even if you and the kids have never made soap before, you should be able to easily complete this simple Father’s Day project in less than 2 hours. You should expect to pay about $15 – $20 for materials, but you can get a lot of small Father’s Day Golf Ball soaps out of one batch.
Kids can help with this simple Father’s Day Golf Ball shaped soap craft, but they will need a lot of supervision because you will be working with hot materials. I might reserve this project for teenagers and adults. They can also give this to their teachers for a small gift.
To make some Father’s Day Golf Ball Soaps You Will Need:
Circle Cookie Cutters
1 lb Block of Heat and Pour Soap
Essential Oils (optional, but go for manly smells for Father’s Day if you choose to!)
1 microwave safe measuring cup or bowl
1lb blocks heat and pour soap is available at craft supply stores in glycerin or coconut base. It is a simple product to work with a very affordable.
Essential Oil, which is optional, is also available at almost any craft or art supplier store. You can buy great smelling essential oils for almost any smell you want. You can even mix and match varieties for a new smell.
Essential oils are great if you want to add a tropical fragrance to the soap like coconut, vanilla, melon, eucalyptus, or even cinnamon.
Now, the first step is to roll out clay on a piece of wax paper. You want to set the cookie cutter in the clay but do not cut all the way through.
Now, Cut your one-pound soap block into 1″ squares. Next, place it into a microwave safe cup. You want to melt it for 15 seconds on high. If soap is not completely melted microwave in 5-second increments until fully melted. It is important to not overheat your soap block material.
Now, Allow soap to sit for a minute until a skin forms on top. Next you should push away the skin mix in a few drops of fragrance oil if you want to.
Roll your golf ball in the clay to capture the texture on the golf ball. Place the round cookie cutter rover this texture.
Now, pour soap into the circle shaped cookie cutter mold in the clay. You can use air drying clay or regular old clay, it does not matter. You might be able to use leftover play dough if the kids have any. You are basically trying to create a Golf Ball shape that the soap material can dry in and don’t leak out of.
The Father’s Day Golf Ball soaps will need to sit for at least 2 hours to dry and cure. I recommend letting them sit for at least 3 to 5 hours if you have the time.
Tip: Before removing the circle cookie cutter put into the freezer for 10 minutes to make removing the cookie cutter easier.
You need to Remove the clay from around the Golf Ball soap and press the soap out from the round cookie cutter mold.
Slice the clay off with a knife. You can also use a paring knife to trim any rough edges.
You can package your Father’s Day Golf Ball soaps in individual small gift boxes. I find them all the time at arts and crafts store and even the Container Store.
Lay some shredded colorful paper into the bottom of the gift box. Fill it with a layer of your handmade Golf Ball soaps. You will need to face all of your soaps upwards, so that the patterned side with the golf ball texture shows up. The other side of the golf ball soap will be completely smooth.
Tie the Father’s Day hand soap shut with a beautiful blue or green ribbon and you have a wonderful handmade Father’s Day gift.