Here's a simple Mother's Day Craft that my toddler and I did together. In this post I am giving you a tutorial on how to make bath bombs. Bath bombs have a rep for being difficult but with this recipe my toddler and I made an excellent batch. We made another batch which was a flop but we turned it into an on-the-spot science experience! Fizzy Playdough!
If a batch of bath bombs doesn't work out it comes down to the amount of water added. It only needs a few squirts. When my toddler was over-enthusiastic with the water spraying I spooned a bit of the mixture out into a seperate bowl and let him go for it.
How To Make Bath Bombs
On your marks...
1 cup of bicarbonate soda
1 x 75g container citric acid
Sml chunk of cocoa butter
6 drops of essential oil (I used Orange)
Spray bottle of water set to fine mist.
Explain to your child that this is not edible and hands need to be kept away from mouth and eyes. It doesn't taste nice and stings the eyes. Wash eye with water if some makes it way there.
Combine the bicarbonate soda and citric acid in a bowl. Mix.
Grate the cocoa butter over the bowl.
Add 6 drops of essential oil.
Mix it all together. While you stir ask your helper to spray a few squirts of water into the bowl. Be sure that not too much is added or you've got fizzy playdough!
It is just right when the mixture looks like damp sand.
Spoon the mixture into moulds and press down firmly with the back of the spoon.
Fill your moulds to your desired level. They are now ready to turn out!
Gift wrapped and ready for Mother's Day!
If too much water is added and it is doing this in the molds...
|The mixture continues to rise in the mold.|
...Not all is lost! Call it Fizzy Playdough and let your tot have some fizzy fun!
|Watch it fizz!|
|Feel it fizz on your hand.|