Are you looking for an alternative to Easter egg decorating? Want to create something you can use, instead of something you will throw in the garbage? These Easter egg bath bombs are an Easter craft and a sensory activity all in one.
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Easter is right around the corner. Everywhere you look, kids of all ages are decorating eggs. I love holiday crafts! But this year I wanted to make something we could use, instead of something we would end up throwing in the garbage. Enter Easter egg bath bombs!
My kids love bath bombs. The way they fizz. The way the water changes colour. We’ve even had ones with surprise toys inside. They make bath time extra fun!
My three year old had a blast making these. He would fill the eggs and dump them out, admiring the shape they had taken. He would mold the mixture into other shapes and break it apart. It’s an Easter craft and a sensory activity all in one.
These calming Easter egg bath bombs are free of dyes and super easy to make. Follow the step-by-step tutorial below to make your very own calming Easter egg bath bomb or experiment with different oils to customize your bath bomb.
Let’s get started, shall we!?
DIY EASTER EGG BATH BOMBS
(Yields 4 large bath bombs)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- 1 tbsp fractionated coconut oil (more for greasing)
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp sprinkles
- 10 drops of essential oil (we used Lavender)
- Large glass bowl
- Small glass bowl
- Large plastic Easter eggs
- Egg Carton
Step 1. Lightly grease the inside of the plastic egg and set aside.
Tip: If your plastic eggs are attached, detach them. It will be much easier this way.
Step 2. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (baking soda, cream of tartar, epsom salt & sprinkles).
Step 3. In a small bowl, mix together wet ingredients (coconut oil, water, essential oil).
Step 4. Slowly add wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Immediately start mixing everything together with your hands. If the mixture starts to fizz, this is a sign that you need to pour slower and mix faster.
Step 5. Continue adding wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mixing with hands until the liquid is all absorbed into the dry ingredients. The finished mixture should feel damp and clumpy. Add a tad more water if needed.
Step 6. Pack the mixture into each half of the plastic Easter egg mold, overfilling each half. Press and snap both halves together, removing any excess mixture as needed.
Tip: For added bath time fun, you can press a small toy into the middle of the egg.
Step 7. Let the mold sit for 15 – 20 minutes.
Step 8. Carefully, remove one half of the mold. Then turn the egg upside down and remove the other half.
Note: If the halves break apart, you may not have packed the egg full enough. You can try pressing together, repacking or keeping them as half bath bombs (that’s what we did!).
Step 9. Place each egg into the egg carton to dry completely for 24 hours.
Step 10. Store in a dry place until you are ready to enjoy!
So fun, right?!
Not only are these bath bombs super fun to make, your kids are probably excitedly awaiting their next bath so they can watch them fizz around the tub.
I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!