By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
With summer here, my biggest problem is keeping my girls clean. They pretty much play outside all day and are usually covered in dirt and who knows what else by the end of the day. However, giving them a bath every night is not always what they want to do, so I have to get creative sometimes and come up with fun stuff to do.
That is basically how this idea came along. I thought they might want to take a bath more if we made some bath bombs for the bath. And you know, I was right! The night these were ready, the girls were playing outside again and I told them it was bath time and they pretty much ran in the other direction… SIGH. Then I said, “we could use one of the bath bombs you made” and they came a running!
It is funny how something so simple turns into something so fun and makes mommy’s life so much easier! I had the girls use their purple cat bath bomb since it was lavender and would hopefully get them to bed easier, I think it helped with that too!
So not only did we have fun making these, the girls loved making different shapes. But it got them in the tub without a fight and to bed with less hassle than normal. A winning project in my book!
Supplies (Per Bath Bomb)
2 TBS Baking Soda
1 TBS Cream of Tartar
½ tsp Essential Oil (lavender, orange, Lemon, etc.)
Spray Bottle of Water
Add 2 TBS Baking Soda to bowl
Then add 1 TBS Cream of Tartar and ½ tsp Essential Oil
Then add your food color.
NOTE for purple add only 1 drop blue 2 drops red (my little one got carried away with the blue)
Stir it up
Add a couple sprays of water and keep stirring. You want to get it where it is just sticking together without adding too much water. NOTE: Only add a couple sprays of water at a time or your bombs will lose their fizz
Put your bath bombs in a soap mold, and leave overnight to dry out. NOTE: You will need to repeat all steps for each bath bomb, or you can double the recipe and make more than one at a time.
In the morning, your bath bombs will be ready to remove from the mold.
When ready just drop your bomb in the bath
You can watch it fizz as it releases its sent and colors your water!
The kids will have fun playing in their purple water and the Lavender sent should help with getting them to bed!