Make and Take-Bath Fizzies

I put on a program twice a month for ages K-Adult called Make and Take.  This program is where we make something that they can take home that is usually a craft, food, or something STEAM oriented.  If child is under 12 a parent comes with them to help them with the project.

This time we made Bath Fizzies.  This was a very fun program but very messy.  I pre-measured everything out so that the hard part was done when people got there.  I wanted the group to just have to mix and put the mixture into the molds.

So first I got the recipe.  I received this from A Beautiful Mess’s Blog.

Homemade Bath Bombs, makes two large size or 3-4 “Easter Egg” size depending on your mold (you can easily double or triple)

4 oz. baking soda
2 oz. corn starch
2 oz. citric acid
2 oz. Epsom salt
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon essential oil
1 1/4 teaspoon oil (I like coconut or olive oil here)
1-2 drops food coloring (optional).

 

In a bowl combine the dry ingredients (the first four listed above). Whisk to remove any clumps, corn starch tends to be clumpy. In a small glass jar stir together the wet ingredients (the last four ingredients listed). If you’re using coconut oil, give it a quick melt in the microwave or stove top first so it will more easily combine with the other ingredients. Slowly pour the liquid mixture in with the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If you see the mixture fizz or foam, you may be adding the liquid too quickly. Once all the wet ingredients are combined with the dry, take a small amount in your hand and squeeze it together. It should stick together fairly well in one or two big chunks. If it’s still too powdery to hold together, just add a tiny bit more water and mix until it does hold together. You can really see this in the video tutorial—so watch that if you are unsure about how much it should stick together. 

I did half of this recipe because we were using 16 oz plastic cups and I wanted the group to be able to mix successfully.  I measured out all of the dry ingredients and wet ingredients into separate little plastic cups and wrote what each of them contained.

Once the group all arrived I read out the instructions and they set to work.  The biggest tip I can tell you is to add the wet ingredients slowly and it is okay to add more water but do it 1/4 teaspoon at a time.  You don’t want mixture to be too wet.

 

 

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