Surprise Bath Bombs



Bath bombs are a fun and inexpensive way to make bath time a blast for kids of all ages! You might be surprised to learn how easy they are to make, and these DIY bath bombs are great because you can customize the scent and colors to your liking. The best part about these bath bombs is that you can hide a small toy on the inside for a fun surprise as it dissolves in the tub!

Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 c. Epsom salt
  • 1 c. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. citric acid
  • 1/2 c. corn starch
  • 2-1/2 T. melted coconut oil
  • 2 T. water
  • Food coloring
  • Essential oils
  • Bath bomb mold
  • Small toys

Step One: Mix the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and Epsom salt together. Combine the oil, water and 8-10 drops of essential oil together in a separate bowl and very slowly add the liquid to the dry ingredients.

Step Two: If you want to make your bath bombs multiple colors, divide the mixture up into separate bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix well.

Step Three: Overfill one side of the bath bomb mold with the mixture. You can use more than one color if desired. For the other side of the bath bomb mold, add some mixture and then press a small toy into the mold and fill with more of the mixture. Press the two sides of the filled mold together.

Step Four:  Allow the bath bomb to sit for a few minutes, then give the mold a tap and remove it to reveal the bath bomb. Let the bath bomb dry for two or three days before using.

 

When you are ready to use, simply drop the bath bomb into warm water and watch it fizz and reveal the surprise toy!

 

Megan Kapple is a blogger from Kansas City, MO, where she lives with her husband and four children. She loves anything DIY and crafty and blogs about her adventures at HomemadeGinger.com.

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