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#Teacher gift idea, #soap craft, #keepsake.
*I took their photos, cut them out and glue onto white paper. Then photo copy onto transparency paper (Kinkos for less than a dollar), then cut out image and roll it up so that it can fit into the top of a soap bottle. Make sure you have clear soap or sanitizer. Done!
need more info (talk to me like I'm a 3rd grader...) Can you detail the steps to get the photo on paper that will not swell (transparency paper)... never used it. help. This is sooooo cute!
question: does the ink not bleed?
I asked my husband your questions above since he plans to take on this project for his mom..and this is what he said.. I was actually worried about bleeding the ink. I think I would thermally laminate it and make sure I didn't cut the laminate paper to the edge of the real paper to make sure the soap couldn't soak in. Transparency paper still exposes the ink and soap is designed to dissolve the ink, so I've got to think it eventually will.
Thanks so much for the cute idea!!!!
1. take a fun picture that you want to have in a bottle. ie child holding their nose as if under water or trapped in a bottle etc.
2. trim the picture to cut off the background
3. glue photo onto white paper ( I glued several so that I would get several when I made the transparency copy). Note* If the photo is too large, shrink it down 20% or so on a copy machine to see what is a good size. When you have found the right size color copy it at. Then use the color copy as your print and feed in a transparency sheet as the paper. If the photo doesn't need resized then scan it onto transparency paper with the color copy machine.
4. Cut out the picture and roll it up.
5. I push it down into the full soap bottle and help it unroll. If you have to re-position it use a pencil or something.
* I have scooted it around and pulled it out, washed it off and even put it in sanitizer and have had no bleeding or rubbing off of the ink!
Thanks for the comments :)
Mine ran all over.. Yikes wonder what I did wrong. did you use a inkjet printer or laser? or a copier? my transparency was dry to the touch so I thought it would be ok.. HELP I love this Idea but all I got was a runny mess in my soap! :(
Using what I have in my home office... I decided print on photo paper and cut out like a paper doll. Then use a laminator to seal it. Then cut closely but not into the seal. I actually do 4 at a time. I've had them in the bottles of soap for a week now, no problems! I thought of a cute idea to do this in clear dish washing liquid since it sits at the kitchen sink. Great Grandparent gift!
Great I'll try that I have all the supplies so I'll try it.. Thanks
Denise, I didn't use a home printer. I went to kinkos, so I don't know what ink they use to do it. I got the overhead page from them too to make it easier. Several weeks now and no running. Sorry for the headache
Laser printer or photocopier would heat set th ink. Most if not all inkjet print will run when it gets wet.
I can't wait to try this with pet photos.
This is totally awesome! Will make great gift for my daughters!
You could also just adhere them to the outside of the bottle on the back. No ink run.
Laminate, then roll them up to slide them into a new bottle of (clear) soap. Buy the no-name brand, peel off the plastic sticker, use WD40 (or probably pam spray) to loosen the sticky residue. Then, just wash the outside with dishwashing liquid and your hands (only) to clear away all oil/stickystuff. I have made a dozen or so as gifts for $1.39 each! Once you have the laminator, it's a breeze!
BTW: I have heard "This is my favorite gift this year!!" many times! Great Teacher gift, Hair Stylist gift, etc...
Did this at christmasband had kinkos copy it onto transparencies- no running of ink at all! Just rolled and stuffed into bottles of soap and then used a bamboo skewer to gently open up pic and adjust placement. Then reinserted pump behind the photo. They are fantastic! Thank you for the idea!
A lot of people don't know this but the Kodak instant print kiosks at walfart and drugstores - those prints are like plastic and are 100% waterproof. As well as fade proof. You can put them in your fish tanks too :) - or the lake haha
Melissa, Christmas next year for class project!
If I was a teacher I don't think I would want pictures of my student's in my soap
Trish - No, for the students to make, with their picture in the soap for their parents for a christmas gift.
Kodak kiosks at Target are waterproof and fade resistant. If you wait for coupons, you can get 20 prints for free (at a time). Fuji kiosks at Walmart are water-resistant, not waterproof, and much more likely to fade. Just FYI.
Thanks for the info! :O)
Cutest idea ever!
Oh...it's a craft! I thought someone figured out how to bottle kids...lol
One of my kids teachers did this for the Parents at Christmas, only she used clear glass ornaments (no soap). Best ornament ever!
@Ashley Taylor Thanks!
does the transparency paper just stick on its own to the plastic or do i need to use some kind of glue?
I laminated mine.
The transparency allows them to float inside the bottle with the liquid.
@Jenni Mines The transparency paper is rolled up and stuffed down inside the bottle and floats in there in front of the pump stick.
This is such a cute idea!!
What a fun idea! I will have to try this.
Great for grandparents too!
Adorable!! Love this!
Teachers appreciate the sanitizer...we don't need to stare at your kids even more though, haha.
Good one Lauren! I think it might be a great Grandma gift!
What a fun idea/
So fun...and funny!!
I did this as a parent gift at Christmas. students and parents loved it.
OMG it's a kid in a bottle.... i love it
what a trip!!!!!
Wow, that's so cool.