Easter Family Fun; Creating Eco Glitter Bath Bombs

Easter Family Fun; Creating Eco Glitter Bath Bombs

GORGEOUS EASTER CRAFT PRESENTED BY GISELLA DOYLE – STITCH BAKE CRAFT MAKE

Have you ever thought of making your own bath bombs as a fun family activity? 

It’s such a great way for you and the kids to enjoy a bit of “messy play” as they create their own special handmade bath bombs

Have you ever thought of making your own bath bombs as a fun family activity? 

It’s such a great way for you and the kids to enjoy a bit of “messy play” as they create their own special handmade bath bombs.

 

I am very passionate about inspiring families to re-connect through fun and creative activities.  I found that when I made the decision to slow my life down and re-connect with my family through creative activities it released a sense of calm and mindfulness in me and my family.  Not only do we enjoy the mindful process of creating together, but we also revel in the time we spend together connecting as a family without any demands of technology and the outside world.

My kids love to make bath bombs, we seem to make them quite a lot in our house.  They are very easy to make, a great messy play activity without too much to clean up and best of all the kids will be thrilled to have a bath with their unique handmade bath bombs.

With Easter just around the corner, why not make some as gifts for family and friends.

Makes approx 32 small bombs or 16 large

Note: Once you start you need to work a little quickly so that the mixture doesn’t dry out, it’s best to mix and make.

Supplies: 

  • 1 Cup of Citric Acid
  • 2 Cups of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 20 drops of pure essential oil of your choice (we used lime)
  • 1 Tspn of Growing Kind Eco Glitter (this glitter is biodegradable)
  • 1 Tspn of food dye (opitional)
  • 5g Olive Oil
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Silicone moulds in Easter designs or designs of your choice (we used a mix of small and large)
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Gloves (optional for sensitive skin or if you have cuts or sores)

Method:

  1. Place the bicarbonate of soda into a sieve and sift into the mixing bowl
  2. Add the citric acid to the bowl
  3. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the glitter
  4. Sprinkle in the fragrance and colour (it may fizz a little, cover the fizz with a little bit of dry ingredient)
  5. Mix your ingredients together with your hands (the kids will love this!) 
  6. Make sure that the glitter, fragrance and colour are all mixed through (if the colour clumps squeeze it in your fingertips to break it up)
  7. Pour the oil over the mixture and mix through
  8. Now get your spray bottle and give the mixture several sprays and mix with your hands (this mixture will fizz a little and feel icy cold to touch, keep mixing)
  9. Squeeze a clump of mixture between your hands (you want it to clump together like damp sand)
  10. Spray a little more water if required until it clumps like damp sand when squeezed in your hand 
  11. Sprinkle a little more glitter into each mould before adding the mixture 
  12. Press the mixture firmly into the silicone moulds and pack it down
  13. Dust off any excess between the moulds
  14. Place the silicone moulds in a cool dry place to set for 4-5 days
  15. Once they are set, gently remove the bath bombs from their mould and keep in a dry place

You can also package the bath bombs up in a gift box or cellophane bag to give as gifts for Easter, but don’t forget to keep some for yourself.

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