Handmade Christmas Gifts: How to Make Bath Fizzies with Kids
1/2 cup citric acid (We found ours on Amazon, but you can also find it in health food stores too.)
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup Epson salts
10-15 drops of essential oil
a travel-sized spray bottle
ice cube trays (silicone whiskey cube trays work the best!)
First thing to do is fill your little spray bottle with water and just a little bit of food coloring. We wanted ours to be a really blushed color, not too dark. I don’t think you’d want to turn your recipient green in the bathtub. Mix this together and set aside. You’ll be glad you did when your hands are all messy later.
Now, mix together the citric acid, the baking soda, the cornstarch, and the Epson salts really well.
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Then, using your spray bottle, spritz the mixture and mix with your hands until it sticks together. It will still be a little crumbly and that’s ok.
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Then, mix really well with your hands again and press into your ice cube trays. Try to press them in so they’re really packed well. Let dry overnight.
The next day you’re going to have so much fun popping these out. We even tried some out and they work so well! So excited to give these and the kids were so proud.
I can definitely see us making more of these. They were very quick and easy…a little messy, but so worth it. You can use whatever essential oil and color combo you like, the possibilities are really endless. Have fun with this one!
Check out the rest of the handmade gifts in the series:
- Map Coasters to Make and Give
- Painted and Beaded Serving Spoons
- Personalized Hand Towels to Give
- Handmade Bath Fizzies
- Christmas Serving Plates