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January 19, 2023 3 min read

 

If you recently received a Soap or Chocolate kit from us, you probably got a free silicone mold! Let’s learn how to use those silicone molds and have a little fun.

Pile of 3 brown colored silicon molds with molds for rocking horse, toy car, toy brick, and teddy bear shapes

 

TAKING CARE OF YOUR SILICONE MOLD

  • Immediately after using, wash the mold thoroughly with dish soap. Don’t use a scrubby/scratchy sponge to wash it, as this will damage the surface of the mold. Let it air-dry thoroughly to prevent mold. Avoid using a dish towel as this can lead to small fibers getting stuck in the silicone. This mold is dishwasher-safe so you can just run it through the dishwasher if you want. Just be sure that the mold is completely dry before storing. 
  • Don’t use non-stick sprays with your mold. The smooth silicone is already non-stick, and the sprays can build up and make your mold sticky.
  • Don’t flip your mold inside out. This can damage the shape of the mold. 
  • If you use a non-food-safe material in your mold, the mold is NO LONGER food-safe. We recommend marking the mold with a permanent marker so that you remember the mold is for crafts, not food. 

WAYS TO USE YOUR MOLD

1. Ice Cubes

Image of shaped ice cubes in a pink cup and on a white plate. Ice is shaped like teddy bears, toy cars, toy bricks, and rocking horses

The easiest way to use your mold is to make fun ice cubes! Fill the mold with water, then let freeze. Once frozen, pop the ice cubes out and put them in your favorite iced drink!
You can also add a tiny bit of food coloring to make colorful ice cubes.
If you have access to edible flowers, you can add some petals for floral ice cubes.
WARNING: These may be a choking hazard to children! Use caution when serving.

 


2. Chocolate

Dark chocolates shaped like teddy bears, toy cars, rocking horses, and toy bricks

If you received a mold with a Chocolate-Making Kit, then simply follow the directions in the kit using the fun-shaped mold. If you find that it is too difficult to make the hard shell and then fill it with ganache, you can also simply fill the mold with melted chocolate. This is a great way to use extra chocolate.
If you did not receive a Chocolate-making Kit, you can still use the mold for chocolate. Obtain some chocolate chips, then melt them in the microwave in a heat-safe container. Microwave in 15-second increments, stirring each time. When fully melted, pour into the mold. Let them solidify, then pop out your cute chocolates!

 

 

3. Soap

Shaped soap in red and purple

If you received a mold with one of our melt-and-pour soap kits, there are a few different ways to use the mold with soap.
One way to use the mold is to make tiny soaps. Follow the directions included with the kit using the silicone mold instead of the provided plastic molds. When the soaps are firm and ready, pop ‘em out for a group of tiny soaps! Be careful with these around kids, as they may look like delicious candies but they ARE NOT EDIBLE!
Another way to use them is to add them to other soaps. First, make the small soaps as described above. Then, you can add one to the bigger soap molds, then pour more soap of a different color around it. This will create a peek-a-boo effect with the small soap shapes.
You can also pour the soap into the large molds, about halfway, wait for it to solidify, then pour another thin layer of soap on top to stick a small soap shape into. This will create a 3-D soap. 

 

4. Tie-Dye Crayons

Variety of shaped crayons in tie-dye rainbow colors

If you have a box full of broken and unused crayons, this is a perfect way to give them some new life. (NOTE: Mold will no longer be food-safe after this craft!)

Preheat oven to 250 F. Break up a few crayons into pieces small enough to fit into the mold and fill each mold. Place on a baking sheet, then place in the oven for about 12 minutes. Wait for the crayons to cool before taking them out of the mold. 


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