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Homemade Bath Bombs For Kids

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Making homemade bath bombs for kids is so much FUN! Plus there are so many options for scents, colors, and add-ins! These make great gifts too!

I am always looking for fun activities to do with my kids. Making homemade bath bombs and slime is something that ALWAYS keeps them entertained and you don't have to leave the house!

Don't forget that homemade bath bombs are great for teachers gifts, a girls spa night with your friends, or a hostess gift for a party you are invited to.

If you are a mom and looking for other things to do with your daughters, be sure to look at these 60+ Mother-Daughter Date Ideas!

The following recipe is for Lemon Vanilla Bath Bombs.

This kit is awesome for making bath bombs, it has the molds, dyes, and even the wrappers if you wanted to use these for gifts!

Homemade Bath Bombs for Kids

homemade bath bombs for kids- top view of lemon vanilla bath bombs homemade

Supplies Needed for Homemade Bath Bombs

1 cup baking soda
1 cup citric acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
4 tablespoons oil (coconut or pumpkin)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
3 drops of lemon juice
bath bomb molds

How to Make Homemade Bath Bombs for Kids

  1. In a bowl, add in corn starch, citric acid, and baking soda stir well. Add in oil and stir with a fork to keep light and fluffy. Add in lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla, and stir well.
  2. Using the mold packet both sides of mold then press together. Once you press together leave in the mold for about a minute then remove and place on a tray to dry (harden) overnight.
  3. The possibilities are endless with different molds, colors, and fragrances. Let your imagination guide you!

Varieties of Homemade Bath Bombs for Kids

  • For different smells, you can use any kind of essential oils.
  • If you want different colors, use a couple of drops of food coloring
  • You can always add in some extras, like glitter, spices, and sprinkles too to make them more colorful!
  • Your kids would probably love to hide little surprises in the middle, like Lego people, gemstones, etc!
  • If you are making a different variation outside of this recipe, just omit the lemon and vanilla then add your own coloring and scents! 

I don't have any bath bomb molds is there something else we can use?

So if you are short on time and didn't plan on using molds, here are some household items you can use. Some may need to sit a little longer and will have a different shape versus using the bath bomb molds.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mini muffin pans
  • Drink and bottle caps
  • Ice cube trays
  • Candy/silicone molds
  • Cookie cutters

Homemade Bath Bombs for Kids - Lemon Vanilla

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons oil (coconut or pumpkin)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 3 drops of lemon juice
  • bath bomb mold

In a bowl, add in corn starch, citric acid, and baking soda stir well. Add in oil and stir with a fork to keep light and fluffy. Add in lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla, and stir well.

Using the mold packet both sides of mold then press together. Once you press together leave in mold for about a minute then remove and place on a tray to dry (harden) overnight.

The possibilities are endless with different molds, colors, and fragrances. Let your imagination guide you!

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