Saturday, September 8, 2012

Frog Gloss

 My most recent Pinterest adventure was DIY lip gloss to use as a handout for lesson 31 on dating, and oh boy did I learn a lot! I was really in love with the idea of the Kool-Aid lip gloss, but it ended up being disastrous. It was way too sour even after I added plenty of sugar. Also, the Kool-Aid does something funny when you mix it with the hot jelly. It makes the specs of Kool-Aid  kind of rough and scratchy so that the gloss feels more like a scrub. I tried a couple of recipes but here's what worked best for me.

Here is what you need:
1 container of petroleum jelly such as Vaseline
1 OZ Wilton's pink sugar sprinkles
24 small containers with screw top lids. I found mine at Michaels in the beading section.
cherry candy flavoring also found at Michaels
3 Table spoons of sugar

The first thing you will want to do is heat your jelly in the microwave for 30 second increments stirring each time until the jelly is completely liquified. Remove from heat and whisk in the rest of your ingredients. I cheated and used my Kitchen Aid. I tried the whisk first, but found it difficult to incorporate the sprinkles. They just sank to the bottom. So I dumped the concoction in my Mixer and cranked it up to full speed. Very quickly pour concoction into the tiny winy containers. If you wait too long it won't pour and then you will have a real mess on your hands!

Helpful Hints:
I have never burned petroleum jelly, but I'm sure it's not pretty so watch it carefully while heating it!
Have your jars prewashed and sitting open so that the minute your gloss has been mixed you are ready to pour.
I found it very helpful to have a dish towel handy to wipe hands, containers, and little drips. This project can get messy quick!

I also had a ton of fun putting together these printables. I used photo paper and a 1 and 3/8 in circle punch for the Frog Gloss labels and a 1 and 1/4 circle punch for the sticker backing (also found at Micheals) to turn the labels into stickers. The cello bag topper reads: You don't have to kiss every frog to find your prince!

Hope this proves helpful! The very best part is the way your whole house will smell like Cherries!
Click here for the free printable!

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1 comment:

Maiziedaisy said...

I am still trying to figure out how to make this available as a printable???