December 10, 2019

DIY Bath Fizzies! Great Fun for Bath Time!

Bath Fizzies

Here’s a great way to let your kids have more fun in the bath! So easy to make using household ingredients! These make wonderful gifts for Christmas, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or as a cute party favours!

What you will need:

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Ingredients:

1 & 3/4 cup of bi-carb soda

2 cups cornflour

1 cup citric acid (found in the baking aisle of the grocery store)

Food colouring

Essential oil

 

Utensils:

Spritzer bottles

Mixing Bowl

Smaller bowls

Sifter

*Baking molds – we used silicone as it’s so much easier to get the fizzies out

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1. Sift the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch into mixing bowl.

2. Fill the spritzer bottles with water and add about 6 drops of food colouring to each (we had 2 bottles and then washed them out as we have four colours)

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3. Pour a cup or so of your powdered mixture into a smaller bowl. Lightly spritz, stirring after each spritz, until the powder is your desired colour. Add water slowly, so mixture does not fizz. When your mixture has a ‘wet sand’ consistency & can be tightly packed or shaped, stop spritzing (this may take a little while). Do this with all of your colours.

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3. Select an essential oil – we used a lovely lemon scented one. Add a few drops and mix well.

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4. Firmly pack mixture into the baking molds. My Master 5 had a ball doing this, he loved the feel of it.

5. Let your mixture sit for a few hours – preferably over night.  We found that the longer we left them, the easier it was to get them out of the molds without any breakages.

*note you WILL get a few casualties when getting your bath fizzies out of their mold so make sure you make extra : )

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These literally ‘fizz’ up in the bath and the kids LOVED them!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Let us know if you try them and what your kids thought of them!

Check out some of our other ‘Bath Time Fun’ Activities:

DIY Bath Paint

5 Little Duck Bath Finger Puppets

Jenni x

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26 thoughts on “DIY Bath Fizzies! Great Fun for Bath Time!

  1. Did this with my 1 and 3 year olds, I’m not sure what they found the most fun, miss one mastering using the spray bottle and it becoming her favourite toy for a week, actually making them and squishing it altogether and into the moulds, running the quickest ever to get in the bath or enjoying them fizz!
    Oh and we let them dry for a day and a half and they all came out perfectly 🙂
    Thanks for sharing yet another fun activity!
    Sally

  2. Hi, Bicarb soda, is that baking soda? (live in the Netherlands so not really familiar with it… But would love to make them!

    1. That’s wonderful news Sue, what a great Daddy he is! Sometimes I wish we had of called our page “Paging Fun Mums AND Dads”. Thank you for telling him about us : ) Jenni x

    1. I’m sorry I’m not sure about that. You could possibly try your local chemist as they often use it to clean sterilisers etc. Louise x

  3. This soooo great! I have two boys 4 and 2 and it wasn’t long ago we ran out of the.tub colors we had bought a bunch of as stocking stuffers. now that i kno we can make our own its so awesome. Quick question tho, is the citric acid essential for the recipe to work? Is that what makes.it.fizz when paired with the baking soda?

    1. Hi Sara, So great to hear that you like this recipe! Yes, the citric acid reacts with the Bicarb when wet :). Louise x

  4. Thank you for contributing this awesome activity! My boys love hands on crafts….now bathtime will be even more fun;)

  5. I am in the United States and most Essential Oils here are for home oil burners and diffusers, anyone got a clue or a website where I can find some that’s safe for the skin.

    1. You can find some safe for skin essential oils in most craft stores. They will be in the soap/lotion making section of the store.

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