What is it with kids and water that draws them together like magnets? Every time I drag my daughter shopping, I always dread when she asks to use the bathroom. This usually means she will spend 20 minutes playing with soapy water in some gross public bathroom. Meanwhile, I scream, “Don’t touch anything!”
On the other hand, my son shouts from outside, “Can I play with rainwater?” Which really means he wants to play with the disgusting water table, left outdoors all winter long. I imagine him catching a nasty virus that will leave him incapacitated on the couch, while I serve him crackers and sips of soda.
We all experience these frustrating parent moments where we want kids to have fun safely. Many kids love water because they need the sensory input for their little minds and bodies to grow, connect, and feel calm. Water play is also natural and fun part of childhood.
From bowls filled with sudsy dish soap, bins filled with water beads, or the outdoor water table filled with water balloons, we always try to have water activities available for our children. Ultimately, our favorite water activity is making homemade bath bombs and watching them fizz.
Have you ever tried making bath bombs?
They look fancy, colorful, and smell luxurious in those amazing bins at the local soap stores. Did you know they are super easy to make with simple ingredients from your pantry? We love making bath bombs for our holiday goody bags, or to give away to friends and family. Your kids will not only love making bath bombs, they will love playing with them too.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 1 Cup of Citric Acid (sold at Walmart or Amazon)
- 1 Cup of Baking Soda
- ½ Cup Cornstarch
- ½ Cup of Melted Coconut OIl
- 8-10 drop of Essential Oil
- Mini Paper Cupcake Liners
- Cupcake Tin
- Mix baking soda, citric acid, and corn starch in a bowl and put aside.
- In another bowl, mix melted coconut oil, food coloring, and essential oil.
- Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix with your hands.
- The consistency should resemble wet sand. Spoon mixture into mini-muffin papers and place into a tray.
- Let dry overnight.
- Leave the bathbombs in the mini-muffin papers until ready to use in water.
Once our bath bombs dried, my daughter had a blast playing with them in the tub. She squealed with delight as she watched them fizz as the calming lavender aroma filled the air. This water seeker did not want to leave the tub!
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