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Learn How to Make Soap - Workshops at Your Venue

 My workshops are suitable for everyone, including children, as it does not involve the traditional soap making techniques. No lye exposure is involved. The process is fun and successfully allows for the soap to be made and immediately used the next day. Suggestions and ideas from hosting venues are always welcome.

Duckies Rock! - Create Your Own Soap WorkshopNEW for 2018! Summer Reading Program

Duckies Rock! (ages 5+)

Workshop Also Available for Adults (ages 17+)

Duck Rock Fever!

These duckies really rock, just look at their hair!

This workshop is designed for children ages 5 and up. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. There is no lye exposure since the process does not involve traditional soap making techniques. Once the concoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), embed the rocker, big hair and rocker rubber duckies and decorate the tops with white soap curls. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade creation home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4 oz. with a 2” rubber duckie and overall measurements of 2.75” x 2.75”. Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

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A Short History of the Rubber Duckie

The first duckie

By Anabelle Bernard Fournier

In the 1940s, a sculptor by the name of Peter Ganine made the first rubber duck. In order to make a living, he patented many of his animal sculptures and had them reproduced as toys - and this is where the first commercial rubber duck comes from. This first edition of the floating toy, made of plastic instead of natural rubber, was extremely popular, even by today's standards: over 50 million of them were sold. The patent mentions "upcapsizeable duck", which means that the duck can float. From there, the rubber duck made its way into the bathrooms, hearts and minds of Americans.

To read more… https://www.thespruce.com/short-history-of-the-rubber-duckie-326954

©2018 Kulina Folk Art / 413-436-7444 / Design Garine Arakelian


Meet the World’s Most

Controversial Inflatable Yellow Duck

By Cara Giaimo

“Rubber Duck” is the creation of Dutch sculptor Florentijn Hofman, and is, in the words of one of its most vocal critics, “easily the most visible public conceptual artwork in the world today.” When the duck visits cities, hundreds of thousands of people flock to visit it.

To read more… http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/meet-the-worlds-most-controversial-inflatable-yellow-duck

Gariné’s background

Developed and instituted curriculum at:

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA - Youth Instructor 1988-1995

Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA - Youth Instructor 1991-1994

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA - Assistant Supervisor 1988-1990

Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA - Graphic Design Instructor 1988

Summer’s World Center for the Arts, Worcester, MA - Arts Coordinator/Instructor/Arts in the Parks 1987-1988


Soap making workshops are also listed with the Massachusetts Libraries Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) at https://mblc.state.ma.us/directories/performers/programs.php  

Pricing and Other Details

Audience size: up to 20 participants - 60 min. program (plus 45 min. set-up and 30 min. clean up)

Audience size: up to 40 participants - 60 min. program (plus 45 min. set-up and 30 min. clean up)

The first 50 miles are free.

Aquarium Goldfish Soap - Create Your Own Soap WorkshopAquarium Goldfish Soap (ages 5 +)

It will be easier to get little ones to hop in the shower after they create their own goldfish soap!


This workshop is designed for children ages 5 and up. Each participant will make their own soapy creations using glycerin based soap and adding colors and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the soap base has cooled slightly, we will add color, embed the goldfish and plants and add cosmetic grade glitter and essential oil (optional). At the end of the workshop each participant will take home their handmade soap, which can be unmolded the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4.50 oz. with two 1.75” goldfish and overall measurements of 2.75” x 6” x ½”. Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

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NEW for 2018!A Whale of a Time - Create Your Own Soap Workshop

A Whale of a Time (ages 5+)

Workshop Also Available

for Adults (ages 17+)

This workshop is designed for children ages 5 and up. Each participant will make their own creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the concoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), embed the rubber toy whales and decorate the tops with white soap curls, to make it look like waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4 oz. with a 2” rubber duckie and overall measurements of 2.75” x 2.75”. Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

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Bunny Duckies in Baskets - Make your own soapNEW for 2018! Spring Theme

Bunny Duckies in Baskets (ages 5+)

Workshop Also Available for Adults (ages 17+)

Flip-flop, hippety-hop,

make a soap that’s over the top!

This workshop is designed for children ages 5 and up. Each participant will make their own creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the concoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), embed the rubber bunny duckies and decorate the tops with green soap curls, to make it look like grass. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4 oz. with a 2” rubber duckie and overall measurements of 2.75” wide x 2.75” high.

Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

Venue Requirements

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NEW for 2018!Astronauts and Green Aliens - Create Your Own Soap Workshop

Astronauts & Aliens (ages 5+)

Workshop Also Available for Adults (ages 17+)

Q: How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep? A: You rocket!

Q: What should you do if you see a green alien? A: Wait until it’s ripe!


This workshop is designed for children ages 5 and up. Each participant will make their own creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the concoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), embed the astronaut and alien rubber duckies and decorate the tops with green soap curls, to make it look like grass. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4 oz. with a 2” rubber duckie and overall measurements of 2.75” wide x 2.75” high.

Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

Venue Requirements

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Build a Better Soap - with an Assortment of Duckies - Adults (ages 17+)Build a Better Soap for Adults - Create Your Own Soap Workshop

Have fun and learn by hands-on experience

in this soap making class for adults!

I bring exfoliants, a variety of rubber duckies and

essential oils for blending for the adult workshops.

This workshop is designed for adults and we will explore soap making and discussing the process of making cold process soap. Since this technique will not involve traditional soap making, there will be no lye exposure however, we will be using a variety of materials and essential oils. Participants will be using pre-made clear glycerin based soap and they will add the cosmetic grade glitter, exfoliants, colors, essential oils to blend (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop the participants will take their soap home, which can be unmolded the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4 oz. with a 2” rubber duckie and overall measurements of 2.75” x 2.75”. Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

Venue Requirements




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This workshop is designed for children ages 5 and up. Each participant will make their own soapy creations using glycerin based soap and adding colors and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the soap base has cooled slightly, we will add color, embed a variety of monster rubber duckies, add cosmetic grade glitter and essential oil (optional). At the end of the workshop each participant will take home their handmade soap, which can be unmolded the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4.50 oz. with two 1.75” goldfish and overall measurements of 2.75” x 6” x ½”.

A parent/guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

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Glow in the Dark Rubber Duckies - Create Your Own Soap Workshop Halloween Monster Rubber Duckies - Create Your Own Soap Workshop

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NEW for 2018!

Count Duckula, Green Witches and Glow in the Dark Skeletons (ages 5+)

Workshop Also Available for Adults (17+)

It’s a perfect treat for the month of October!


NEW for 2018!

Feliz NaviDuckie! (ages 5+)

Workshop Also Available for Adults (17+)

Q: What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck??

A: A Christmas Quacker!


This workshop is designed for children ages 5 and up. Each participant will make their own soapy creations using glycerin based soap and adding colors and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the soap base has cooled slightly, we will add color, embed a variety of holiday rubber duckies, add cosmetic grade glitter and essential oil (optional). At the end of the workshop each participant will take home their handmade soap, which can be unmolded the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4.50 oz. with two 1.75” goldfish and overall measurements of 2.75” x 6” x ½”.

A parent/guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

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About Rubber Duckie SAbout Rubber Duckie Soap - Create Your Own Soap Workshopoap - with an Assortment of Duckies (ages 5+)

Getting little ones to wash their hands isn't always an easy task.

That's sure to change after they create their own rubber duckie soap.

This workshop is designed for children ages 5 and up. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the concoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4 oz. With a 2” rubber duckie and overall measurements of 2.75” x 2.75”. Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

Venue Requirements

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