As a child, I enjoyed making my mother’s day gifts alongside my mom. Not only was I making her a special gift, but I was also spending quality time with her. Whether you’re looking for a Mother’s Day craft for preschoolers or a Mother’s Day gift idea for older kids to make, this bath bomb craft works for all ages!
You will need:
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1 cup baking soda
- 2 tbsp shea butter (melted)
- 2 different essential oils, 10 drops each (for example, lavender and peppermint)
- bath color tablets (optional), crushed
- Spray bottle with a small amount of water
- Mini muffin tins or shaped silicone molds
- Mix together the citric acid and baking soda. Melt the shea butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, and add it to the dry mixture along with the essential oils.
- Stir in the crushed color tablets if desired. The mixture will likely be too dry and crumbly to hold together, so you’ll need to add just a teeny bit of water (start with one drop).
- Spray the mixture 3-5 times with the spray bottle of water, stirring well after each spritz, until you are able to squeeze the mixture and have it hold together (it will still look dry and powdery though!). Adding water is the catalyst to the fizzing reaction, so make sure that the bottle is set to spray a fine mist, and only use the minimum amount necessary to achieve the correct consistency.
- Firmly pack the mixture into mini muffin tins or shaped silicone molds. Allow to dry for at least 4-6 hours before removing from the molds (I like to leave mine to dry and harden overnight).
Add some pretty packaging and gift the bath bomb to someone else, or take a relaxing bath on Mother’s Day and enjoy your child’s present!