We went to the zoo yesterday & LT wanted a “Fizzy Surprise Egg”, which is actually pretty cool but… $5?! I’ve got the supplies to make that at home… Right now!
I told LT I could make those at home. He straight up told me I could NOT make those at home.
Challenge accepted, kid.
I was barely in the car before I found this this recipe from”Soapy Hollow” on Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Bath-Bombs/step4/Mold-quickly/
However, after doing a some research I noticed bath salts and cornstarch can be irritating to sensitive skin and LT has really sensitive skin so I decided to use this old hand-written recipe (that’s how we did it before Pinterest) I found in my bath crafting tote.
Ingredients I used:
3/4 cup Baking Soda
1/4 Citric Acid
1 teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil
1/2 teaspoon Water
1-2 drops Food coloring (Heads up: a little goes a long way & I didn’t want blue tub rings!)
A small spritzer of witch hazel
3 small toys that will easily fit in the middle of your eggs.
(This made 3 large eggs)
Mix dry ingredients well. No clumps, nice and smooth. Be sure to sift them, or if you don’t have a sifter, tap your mixing container several time to settle the ingredients.
Shake up the SWO, food coloring and water in a jar to mix. Add while stirring. You should use a whisk but mine is in the bathtub so a fork had to do. It should be like damp sand or brown sugar. If it’s too dry or crumbly, spritz it a few times with the witch hazel.
Mold it quickly; it dries fast! I used big Easter eggs because that’s what I had.
Fill up the bottom part of the egg making sure to pack the mixture. Push the small toy into the middle (not all the way, it will stick out) then fill up the top part of the egg, being sure to smooth it and pack it in, leaving a small indentation for the toy. Combine the pieces and tap it down to pack it well.
Let them sit for at least an hour. I froze them because I was in a hurry, and I think that’s one why one didn’t fully adhere and came out and broke in half. I just sprayed each part with witch hazel and tapped it down to pack it and it came out very nice!
LT is thrilled! He had a blast helping and especially testing them! I’ll post a video of it on my YouTube channel.
I think they’re pretty great, the only thing I’ll try next time is spritzing the inside of the egg first (they are a little tricky to pop out) and both pieces before I connect them.
What do you think? I really want to know! Let me know in the comments or say hi on Twitter @missymrsmom
See you soon- Missy