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June 11, 2021
Making a Tree Picture Soap

Making a Tree Picture Soap - For President Lincoln's Cottage Museum Store! Today's post is a little different, because I'm going to be talking to you about how I made this beautiful tree picture soap!  This soap is a custom order from President Lincoln's Cottage who requested some soap designs for their gift shop/museum store. […]

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January 31, 2021
Making Valentine's Day Rose Soap

Making a Beautiful Rose Soap for Valentine's Day Today's Mandatory Activity involves creating a rose soap for my shop for part of my Valentine's Day offerings.  I decided to set up the camera so I could record the process and show you guys exactly how I made it.  In the linked video tutorial below, I […]

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January 2, 2021
DIY Game Controller Bath Bomb

Game Controller Bath Bomb - for the Gamer Control Freak Today we are going to be making this game controller bubble bath bomb!  Making bath bombs kind of sucks.  It's one of those things that looks like it should be easy, but really is so nuanced that you fail 50% of the time.  HOWEVER, thanks […]

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October 9, 2020
Easy Pumpkin Napkin Fold

It's A Napkin, It's A Decoration! In this blog post, I will show you how to make a quick and easy pumpkin napkin fold.  Each one only takes a few minutes, and you can do it with just a napkin, a napkin ring, and a piece of paper! If you've been a reader of my […]

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September 26, 2020
Making Easy Honeycomb Soap

Easy Honeycomb Melt & Pour Soap! This tutorial will show you how to make a super-easy honeycomb melt and pour soap using a detergent-free honey soap base.  This is a terrific beginner project if you are new to soap-making, or want to try a supervised project with the kids. If you're not a soapmaker, you […]

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September 5, 2020
Making a Wooden Wick Soy Candle

Making a Wooden Wick Soy Candle with Wax Embeds and a Swirly Top Say what now?  That's a lot of descriptors, I know, but that's what this particular candle is.  It's one of the most popular candles in my shop and I get a lot of  questions about how I make it, even from other candle […]

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August 14, 2020
Woodgrain Soap Tutorial

What's A Woodgrain Soap? The first time I saw a woodgrain soap, I thought there was sorcery involved.  Woodgrain soap is just as it sounds...a soap made with a beautiful woodgrain design.  This tutorial will show you how to do it (or how I did it...and what I would do differently next time)!  Having made […]

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July 25, 2020
Making Giant Gummy Bear Jelly Soap

This Tutorial is Full of Errors. You're Welcome. 🙂 My son and I made awesome giant gummy bear jelly soaps, and had a ton of fun, AND ended up loving how they turned out, but this project was riddled with mistakes. I'm leaving all of the mistakes in this tutorial, so you can avoid them […]

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July 10, 2020
DIY Amethyst Crystal Soap

Are You Mesmerized by Crystal Soaps Like I Am? In this tutorial, I'm going to teach you how you can DIY your OWN amethyst crystal soap! Admittedly, I am not the first person in line for a new trend or craze.  I try my best, but by and large, I'm perfectly happy in my craft […]

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June 26, 2020
DIY Bath Salts Tutorial

Even Thought About Making Your Own Bath Salts? Bath salts are on the "easy" end of the spectrum of DIY bath products, but I'd like to share a couple of tips with you and give you a good recipe you can use as a template to make your own! Making your own bath salts allows […]

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A Mandatory Activity sells artisan candles and bath products handcrafted, by me, in Maryland, USA. My candles are hand-poured using 100% soy wax.
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I’m Amanda, and I put the AMANDA in A MANDAtory Activity (and I like a good bad pun). I loved making candles and soaps for friends and family and they wanted to buy them to share with their friends.  From that desire, A Mandatory Activity was born.

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