Halloween is almost here, so I thought I'd share a last-minute DIY! If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram, you got a sneak peek! I came up with this idea as one for kids but it can be made for anyone (aka ME). I promise y'all these don't take long at all to make. And the best part: there's a surprise inside! Here's how to make DIY Halloween Bath Bombs:
- bath bomb mold (I used a plastic ornament)
- 1 c baking soda
- 1/2 c cornstarch
- 1/2 c citric acid (online, canning section, health food stores)
- 2 tsp water
- neon orange (or red + yellow) soap colorant or food coloring
- plastic toy (I used a spider ring)
- optional: candy sprinkles
- optional: essential oil + 4 tsp coconut oil or oil of choice--I leave out fragrance for kids
Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl. In another bowl, mix the water and coloring (and oils if doing that).
Very carefully add a few drops at a time of the colored water to the dry ingredients and mix. Be patient with this step because the mix will begin to bubble if you add too much at a time. It should look as pictured above.
In the bottom of each mold, place your Halloween sprinkles. These dissolve in the water, so no worries for using them in the tub. Leave out this step if desired. I forget this every time, but the dang sprinkles go every where when pouring.
Begin pressing the mixture into the mold. Add the plastic spider and then keep adding on top. Repeat on the other mold, sans spider.
Allow to dry for about 30 minutes and then place the molds together to make a ball. I place the mold on top of a cup or something similar so the mold won't fall over. After another 30 minutes, remove from the mold. Unless I'm in a time crunch, I'll just leave them overnight.
Place in a tub (demonstrated here in a
cauldron bowl) and let them dissolve. Don't forget to tell the recipient there's a treat inside! This makes two big bath bombs.
BONUS! DIY Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs!
-Follow the ingredients and directions above except add a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to the mix and leave out the sprinkles. I got the pumpkin mold at Walmart, but there are more online and in craft stores. I used red and yellow soap colorant for these. I was able to get almost a dozen of these.
- These keep around 6-8 months (some I've kept up to a year, and they were fine).
- If giving this to a child make sure they are 3 or older, since there is a toy inside and that this isn't edible. Make sure the recipient (and parents) know there is a toy inside. I've never had any issues, but you can never be too careful.
Do you enjoy bath bombs?
What are you or kids going to be for Halloween?
Went home this past weekend to celebrate my birthday part 2! I got to take 2 nieces and 2 nephews to the pumpkin patch. They had so much fun playing (and the line was crazy long) that we never actually made it to the hayride for the pumpkins!