Sunday, August 12, 2018

DIY Bath Bombs for Kids: A Super Simple Bath Bomb Recipe

How to make children's bath bombs with toys

If you have seen the Lush inspired DIY bath bomb craze, you probably want to learn how to make bath bombs for your kids, too!

Some of the adult bath bomb recipes include essential oils that aren't kid safe. This super simple DIY bath bomb recipe is the perfect plain base bath bomb.

If you are comfortable using essential oils on your kids, you can try a soothing kid-safe oil like this Organic Lavender Essential Oil from Rocky Mountain Oils, which is a kid safe oil that promotes relaxation.


Another great part about this bath bomb recipe? It teaches you how to make children's bath bombs with toys inside! They really make bath time fun for your kids - not only do you get the bath fizzy experience but they get a fun prize, too!

Ready to get started making bath bombs? Let's do this!



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How to Make Bath Bombs for Kids
A super simple bath bomb recipe

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Supplies

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  • 1 cup baking soda 
  • ¼ cup citric acid 
  • 2 tablespoons of water (you may need less, it varies)
  • Bath bomb molds, I used the largest one from this set and it worked perfectly!
  • Kid safe toys like Duplo People
A note about essential oils: These bath bombs are UNSCENTED as many children are sensitive to smells. It you would like to add essential oils, I love this Organic Lavender Essential Oil from Rocky Mountain Oils, which is a kid safe oil that promotes relaxation (perfect for pre-bedtime baths!). To use it, add 10-20 drops when adding the water.


Directions

How to make bath bombs for kids Step 1: 

Have everything measured and the bath bomb molds out, double check that your Legos will fit into the center of the ball. You may need to bend their legs or adjust their arms.

DIY bath bombs for kids

How to make bath bombs for kids Step 2: 

Thoroughly mix together the citric acid and baking soda to make the dry base for the bath bomb.

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How to make bath bombs for kids Step 3: 

Very slowly pour in the water and mix with your hands. You want only enough water to give the baking soda and citric acid mixture a damp sand like consistency that will hold together when squeezed.

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How to make bath bombs for kids STEP 4: 

Scoop up some of the mixture into one half of the bath bomb mold--do not pack down, then press your Lego into it, place more of the mixture on top.

Then fill the other half of the mold with all of the rest of the mixture and quickly press the two halves together. I find that if I use a slight twisting pressure in from both sides it helps to lock the two sides together.

*If your Lego (or other toy) is too large, there may not be quite enough surface space for the two sides to bond together.

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How to make bath bombs for kids Step 5: 

You should be able to carefully and easily remove the bath bomb molds from the bath fizzy.

If it is sticking, you can use a wood or silicone spoon to gently tap on the molds to try to help loosen them.

Sometimes they stick for no reason and you may need to simply start over.

If your bath bomb mixture is starting to dry a bit you can simply add a *tiny* bit of water to rehydrate. Too much water will cause them to constantly expand and never hold that classic bath fizzy shape.

children's bath bombs with toys


How to make bath bombs for kids Step 6: 

Allow the bath bombs to air dry in a sunny place until completely solid, depending on humidity this may be 24 to 48 hours. They’re done when they seem breakable in a glass way, sound and feel crusty.

How to use the bath bombs

When you're ready to enjoy your bath bomb, simply let your child add it to water in a bowl or their bath and be surprised by toy the center!

These also make great gifts, stocking stuffers or Easter basket filler. Just wrap them in plastic to keep them dry before bath time.

That's it!
DIY bath bombs for kids

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How to make kid friendly bath bombs with toys inside


Printable DIY Bath Bombs for Kids Directions


DIY Bath Bombs for Kids

ingredients:

1 cup baking soda
¼ cup citric acid 
2 tablespoons of water (you may need less, it varies)
Bath fizzy molds

instructions:

1. Have everything measured and the molds out, double check that your Legos will fit into the center of the ball. You may need to bend their legs or adjust their arms. 

2. Thoroughly mix together the citric acid and baking soda. 

3. Very slowly pour in the water and mix with your hands. You want only enough water to give the baking soda and citric acid mixture a damp sand like consistency that will hold together when squeezed. 

4. Scoop up some of the mixture into one half of the mold-do not pack down, then press your Lego into it** and place more of the mixture on top. Then fill the other half of the mold with all of the rest of the mixture and quickly press the two halves together. I find that if I use a slight twisting pressure in from both sides it helps to lock the two sides together.

5. You should be able to carefully and easily remove the molds from the bath fizzy. If it is sticking you can use a wood or silicone spoon to gently tap on the molds to try to help loosen them. Sometimes they stick for no reason and you may need to simply start over. If your mixture is starting to dry a bit you can simply add a *tiny* bit of water to rehydrate. Too much water will cause them to constantly expand and never hold that classic bath fizzy shape. 

6. Allow the fizzies to air dry in a sunny place until completely solid, depending on humidity this may be 24 to 48 hours. They’re done when they seem breakable in a glass way, sound and feel crusty.

7. When ready to enjoy, simply let your child add it to the water and be surprised by the center!

*These are best for kiddos old enough to not put things in their mouth.

NOTES:

**If your Lego (or other toy) is too large, there may not be quite enough surface space for the two sides to bond together.
A note about essential oils: These bath bombs are UNSCENTED as many children are sensitive to smells. It you would like to add essential oils, I love this Organic Lavender Essential Oil from Rocky Mountain Oils, which is a kid safe oil that promotes relaxation (perfect for pre-bedtime baths!). To use it, add 10-20 drops when adding the water.

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About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

Her creative pursuits don't stop at crafts - she is also the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living community group.
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