Posted: Jan 22, 2013 9:00 AM
Bath bombs aren’t just for moms anymore! Kids will love making their very own fizzy bath bombs, and they’ll have a great time discovering fun toys hidden inside as it dissolves away.

Bath time has the ability to make even the crabbiest kid laugh and smile again. There is just something magical about kids and water. Now you can make the fun of bath time a little more exciting by making your own homemade bath bombs for the kids, complete with fun toys hidden inside!

bath bombs materials

What you'll need

  • Corn starch
  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • Essential oil
  • Food coloring
  • Two medium bowls
  • One small bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Whisk
  • Squirt bottle
  • Small waterproof toys

What you'll do

bath bombs step 1

Measure out 1-3/4 cups of the baking soda and pour it into one of the bowls.

bath bombs step 2

Add 1 cup of citric acid to the bowl.

bath bombs step 3

Add in 2 cups of corn starch, then whisk together the ingredients to combine them.

bath bombs step 4

Divide the powdered mixture evenly into two bowls, and add a few drops of essential oil to each bowl. I chose orange oil, but you can use any scent that you like.

bath bombs step 5

Put a few drops of food coloring in the bottom of your squirt bottle, then fill it up with water.

bath bombs step 6

Start spritzing the colored water into one of the bowls. Continuously whisk the mixture while you spray it with water. If you add too much water or let the water sit for too long it will start to fizz, so add the water slowly and keep stirring.

bath bombs step 7

Keep adding water until the mixture becomes roughly the consistency of moist sand and sticks together easily.

bath bombs step 8

Round up a few small, waterproof toys.

bath bombs step 9

Grab a small bowl and press a couple tablespoons of the bath bomb mixture firmly into the bottom of it. The amount doesn't have to be exact.

bath bombs step 10

Take one of the small toys and press it into the mixture.

bath bombs step 11

Spoon some more of the mixture on top of the toy and press it firmly into the bowl.

bath bombs step 12

Flip the bath bomb out of the bowl and onto a cookie sheet. Keep making bath bombs until you have used up all of the mixture. Repeat these steps with a different color of food coloring for the second bowl.

bath bombs step 13

Set the bath bombs aside to dry for several hours. Then, toss one in the bath for some bath time fun!

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