Homemade Bath Bombs

Here’s a simple tutorial on homemade bath bombs that my toddler and I did together.  The ingredients are simple and easily found in your supermarket or pantry. These bath bombs are not difficult to make and require no drying time.

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This Homemade Bath Bombs Activity develops:

  • Fine motor skills through stiring…

Bath Bombs 3…grating…
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Bath Bombs 6…using a spray bottle…

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  • Bath Bombs 7Cognitive learning – (science) chemical reactions. Making homemade bath bombs is great for exploring with all five senses. Please use caution with some of the ingredients and carefully supervise your child.
  • Bath Bombs 9Language development through use of descriptive words. Looks like damp sand…

Bath Bombs 10…smells like oranges
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  • Social and Emotional development through gifting homemade bath bombs to someone special.
Homemade Bath Bombs
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Recipe type: Gift
What you'll need
  • 1 cup of bicarbonate soda
  • 1 x 75g container citric acid
  • Sml chunk of cocoa butter
  • 6 drops of essential oil (I used Orange)
  • Spray bottle of water set to fine mist.
  1. Combine the bicarbonate soda and citric acid in a bowl. Mix.
  2. Grate the cocoa butter over the bowl.
  3. Add 6 drops of essential oil.
  4. Mix it all together. While you stir ask your helper to spray a few squirts of water into the bowl. Be sure that not too much is added or you've got fizzy playdough!
  5. It is just right when the mixture looks like damp sand.
  6. Spoon the mixture into moulds and press down firmly with the back of the spoon.
  7. Fill your moulds to your desired level. They are now ready to turn out!
Explain to your child that this is not edible and hands need to be kept away from mouth and eyes. It doesn't taste nice and stings the eyes. Wash eye with water if some makes it way there.

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If a batch of homemade bath bombs doesn’t work out it comes down to the amount of water added. It only needs a few squirts. When my toddler was over-enthusiastic with the water spraying I spooned a bit of the mixture out into a seperate bowl and let him go for it.
Homemade Bath BombsSimplify this activity by using droppers or small spoons for adding the water.

Extend this activity by making gift wrapping to give these as a gift to someone special. Or for a fun sensory and exploratory play activity try our Fizzy Playdough recipe.

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