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Simple DIY Bath Bombs for Kids

by Mona Fe on Mar 24, 2022

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Simple DIY Bath Bombs for Kids

The fun craft activity for you and your munchkin Ā 

Bath bombs are fabulous to help you unwind after a busy day.

But theyā€™re just as perfect for gifting and keeping the small person in your life occupied on a rainy day or lazy afternoon.

And once you explore the topic, youā€™ll quickly find out how simple it actually is to DIY bath bombs with (or for) your kids.

All you need are a handful of ingredients, our Freeze & Bake Poddies and about 30 minutes of your time.

To take the hassle out of getting started with your own DIY bath bombs, hereā€™s a recipe we picked up courtesy of BBC Good Food:

The Simple DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Makes

  • 9 Poddies

Time

  • Preparation time: 30 mins
  • Setting time: 2-4 hours

Ingredients

  • 200g bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g citric acid
  • 50g cornflour
  • 50g Epsom salt (optional)
  • 4 tbsp oil ā€“ such as sunflower, coconut or olive oil
  • Ā½ tsp essential oil, such as orange, lavender or chamomile
  • a few drops of liquid food colouring
  • a few drops of water
  • orange peel, lavender or rose petals, to decorate (optional)

Kitchen tools

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Freeze & Bake Poddie

Preparation

  1. Place the bicarbonate of soda, citric acid, cornflour and Epsom salt in a bowl, and whisk until combined.
  2. Pour the base oil, essential oil and food colouring in a small bowl. Mix well until the oil and the food colouring are combined as much as possible.
  3. Add the oil mixture to the dry ingredients a little at a time, whisking between each addition. When all the oil is added, add a few tiny drops of water and whisk again. It will fizz when you add the water, so make sure you mix it in quickly. You want the mixture to slightly clump together when pressed in your hand and keep its shape so donā€™t make it too wet.
  4. Now is the time to add any optional peel or flower petals: Simply drop them into the bottom of each Poddie. Then pack your bath bomb mixture tightly on top, pressing down and smoothing out the top with a teaspoon.
  5. Leave your bath bomb in the Poddie to set for 2-4 hours before carefully removing each shape
  6. Your bear, cat and bunny bath bombs are ready to fizz. Yay!

Tips to make your DIY bath bomb adventure a success

  • Use liquid food colouring and stay clear of gels.
  • Work quickly! Mix everything together once youā€™ve added your liquid to the dry mixture and shape them into your Poddies as soon as you can
  • Leave your bath bombs uncovered in a cool, dry place to set with as little humidity as possible
  • Allow more time for your bath bombs to set in humid weather
  • Make a rainbow bath bomb by layering the different colours

Lisa from @life.with.moon.and.co has taken our We Might Be Tiny Freeze & Bake Poddies for a DIY bath bomb test run. How gorgeous are her incredible creations!

Ready for your own craft adventure?

Grab your favourite Freeze & Bake Poddie now.

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