Bath bombs are a great way to make bath time more fun and enjoyable for kids. Not only do they add a splash of color and aroma to the water, but they also add a fizzy fun twist.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, and cornstarch. Mix well.

In a separate bowl, melt the coconut oil until completely liquefied.

Add the essential oil and 1-2 drops of food coloring to the melted coconut oil. Stir well to combine.

Slowly pour the coconut oil mixture into the dry ingredients, while mixing constantly. Mix thoroughly to ensure even distribution.

The mixture should start to clump together like wet sand. Add a few spritzes of water, using a spray bottle, to help the mixture stick together. Be careful not to add too much water—stop when the mixture holds together when squeezed.

Fill each half of a bath bomb mold with the mixture, firmly packing in each half. Then, press the two halves together and gently twist to release the bath bomb.

Allow the bath bombs to dry in a cool, dry place overnight or for at least 12 hours.

For added fun, you can even add a surprise toy like a small plastic animal or figurine to the mold before filling it with the mixture. As the bath bomb dissolves, the toy will be revealed, making bath time even more exciting!

How can preschoolers help make bath bombs?
Preschoolers can help in a variety of ways when it comes to making bath bombs. They can help measure and mix the ingredients, choose the colors and scents, and even help shape the molds. 

What lessons can preschoolers learn from making bath bombs?
They can learn about measuring, following directions, and taking turns – all important skills for success in school and beyond. Additionally, they can learn creativity and experimentations as they choose colors and fragrance combinations.

What lessons can preschoolers learn from using bath bombs?
Using bath bombs can be a sensory experience that can have many benefits for preschoolers. During their bath, they can experience different shapes, scents, and colors. Using bath bombs can also help them relax and get ready for bedtime. They can learn to enjoy the process of taking a bath, develop good hygiene habits, and appreciate self-care.

The science when using a bath bomb?
The citric acid and baking soda react when they are dissolved in water. This reaction produces carbon dioxide gas, causing the bath bomb to fizz and release fragrances and colors into the water.

Have your child observe and discuss the changes happening in their bath, such as the fizzing and color changes. This can spark their curiosity and help them understand basic scientific concepts.

Are there any potential hazards when using bath bombs with preschoolers?
While bath bombs are generally safe for children, it is important to use caution when using them with preschoolers. Always supervise your child during their bath to ensure they do not ingest any of the bath bomb's ingredients. It is also important to note that some children may have skin sensitivities or allergies to certain ingredients in bath bombs, so it is best to test a small amount on their skin before using the full product.

Remember, this is just one of many ways you can bond with your child and pique their interest in science, math, and creativity. Happy fizzy fun!

Xx Jeni



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