dissolve – verb
1. of something solid : to mix with a liquid and become part of the liquid
2. to officially end (something, such as a marriage, organization, or agreement)
3. to end or disappear or cause (something) to end or disappear
Today the perfect word came up from Learner’s Word of the Day to showcase my newest favorite craft to create with my daughters: BATH BOMBS! These are my favorite things to dissolve.
In fact, making bath bombs (or bath fizzies) is the perfect way to safely teach your kids a little chemistry. (Getting girls introduced to science at an early age is a great thing. Boys too but girls are less likely to go into scientific careers so this is a good introduction to it.)
Boys, as well as girls like bath bombs but in all fairness, many of the girls refer to them as bath fizzies so either name works for boys or girls.
This is the list of ingredients needed to make them as well as the supplies needed to do the craft as well as for safety. As for the instructions, I leave that to the link found at the end. Soapy Hollow does a fantastic, kid-friendly instructional series on how to make them. We used this site when we made ours.
On to the what you will need to make these. We will start with the supplies needed:
Large glass mixing bowl – (glass is best because it is non-reactive, metal works second best and plastic=no)
Baby food jar or any other small jar with a lid
dropper – (easiest to measure essential oils with)
Molds – (All of these will work great, plastic eggs from Easter, plastic fill up Christmas ornament balls, soap molds, candy molds, muffin tins, ice cube trays, shot glasses, mini muffin tins)
Baking Soda – 1 cup
Citric Acid – 1/2 cup
Corn Starch – 1/2 cup
Sea Salt or Mineral Salt – 1/2 cup
Water – 2 1/2 teaspoons
Essential Oil – 2 teaspoons (whatever scent you like but make sure it is ‘body safe’
Coconut Oil (melted) or Almond Oil – 2 1/2 tablespoons
Food Coloring (squeeze bottle kind) – 1 to 3 drops
Now for the instructions, click on the link below and follow the instructions. Many tips are offered, so read them carefully as well all instructions before you start.
Gather your kids, be creative and have some fun. Your kids will dissolve into fits of giggles when they dissolve their first bath bomb in the bathtub.
These are our finished product…