How to Make Bath Bombs for Kids

With the pandemic and life just starting to get back to normal, parents may be looking for fun activities you can do at home. Bath bombs are a great craft that can be used to relax your children and make for a fun bath time! There are many different recipes for bath bombs, and all of them are easy and fun for any child!

Buying bath bombs can be expensive. Why not make your own? It’s pretty cheap and once you know how to make them, you won’t need to buy them ever again! It’s easy and quick, and fun for the whole family. Even if you don’t prefer this recipe, there is a whole internet full of bath bomb recipes, that are so simple it will make you wonder why you spent so much money on them in the first place.


As a mother of two rowdy children, I know the importance of finding crafts and fun activities to settle the kids down for bedtime. Our household does many types of crafts, even though sometimes they don’t turn out like they are supposed to! Mistakes happen and sometimes they get a little complicated, so I’ll make these recipes as simple and fun for parents and kids as possible. I’m not a Pinterest Mom myself, but I found this recipe was very simple and easy to make. We did this at home to ensure it works for anyone (even the moms who don’t regularly do crafts!) I’m happy I can say this is one that anyone can do and enjoy with their children. I’ll start by listing the ingredients, the process, then I’ll give you some tips and advice for making this as simple or creative as you want. If you’re ready, let’s get started!

In order to make bath bombs here are a couple key ingredients you’ll need:

  • Bath bomb mold (can be any shape that you want)
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ½ cup fine sea salt
  • 2 ½ tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Food coloring (any color)

Here is the process you’ll need to follow to make the bath bombs:

You’re going to want to start by mixing the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, and salt together in a bowl. Next, mix the oil and water. Slowly add this to the dry ingredients while mixing with a whisk. At this point, it should resemble wet sand. If it seems too dry, add a little bit more water. Add a few drops of food coloring. Overfill both sides of the mold, that way it is completely full. Firmly press the molds together and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Let it dry overnight, then add it to your child’s bath the next day!

Here are a few tips for making this more fun:

  • If you want to make a multicolor bath bomb, all you have to do is divide the mixture before the food coloring is added into different bowls. In each bowl, add the colors you want. Make sure you only add a few drops to avoid stains in the tub.
  • To add some extra fun for your child, you can add small toys inside the mold before you press it
    together. Then once it’s time to take a bath, your child will get a surprise to look forward to!
  • There are a variety of shape molds that you can get. There are circles, hearts, flowers, and even ice cream.
  • Keep in mind, there are many different recipes, including only two or three ingredients. The main ingredients are baking soda and citric acid. These are more cost-friendly if you don’t have the ingredients at home.
  • If the bath bombs are falling apart, add more mixture and try pressing again.

Once you make this craft and see the fun it brings to bath time, it’ll be one of your favorites! It also helps children with a variety of skills. You can talk to your child about the colors, shapes, and textures of the bath bomb to help with development. It’s an easy craft that should take less than 30 minutes. A parent should do most the measurements, but your child can help with mixing. This would give your child a sense of pride when experiencing this fun experiment!

Once you try this craft, you will never have to buy expensive bath bombs again. It saves money to do it at home and is also a fun activity to do with your child. If your child is like mine, and despises bath time, then this would definitely help motivate them to get in the bath and enjoy the colors. After all the hard work you put into this craft, you might need to use one for a relaxing bath for yourself!