DIY bath bombs with toy surprise
We have a fun project the whole family can enjoy while you sit back and collect some fun points from your little ones: DIY bath bombs with a toy inside.
Each surprise bath bomb looks like an ordinary bath bomb, but when they dissolve in the bath, your little one is surprised with a cute toy inside. The fun part is choosing the surprise toy: dinosaurs, animals, race cars, rings – anything small!
With this recipe, you'll get approximately 6-8 bath bombs when using a standard bath bomb mold, but feel free to use whichever mold you prefer.
Supplies you'll need:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup Epsom Salts
- 1 cup citric acid
- Essential oils
- Mica powder
- Witch hazel - in a spray bottle
- Olive oil spray
- Toy of your choosing
Tools you'll need:
- Bath bomb molds
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cup
- Mix the baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salts until well combined. Pro-tip: If you want to make more than one color of bath bombs, divide the mixture between 2 (or more) mixing bowls.
- Add about 10 drops of essential oils to bowl(s)and use a fork to blend your mixture.
- Add about 1 tsp of mica to the bowl(s) and stir until color is well combined. Pro-tip: The color will darken more after adding the witch hazel to the mix.
- Spray the mixture with witch hazel and use your hands to mix. Keep spraying and mixing until you get to a point where it's starting to clump but is still dry. Make sure it's not too wet or sticky; if not, it will expand, making it difficult to set correctly.
- Spray your bath bomb molds with olive oil spray. Then press your bath bomb mixture down into your bath bomb mold, leaving space for the hidden toy surprise.
- Press the halves together and allow the bath bombs to sit for about an hour, then carefully remove them from the molds and set them out to cure.
- Let them cure overnight or for 24 hours or until they're entirely hardened.
Pop one bath bomb into your little one's next bath time and enjoy!