Bath bombs are easy to make at home, if you know how! Learn how to make these DIY Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs. They have little toy dinosaurs hidden inside and make a great gift idea for dinosaur loving boys and girls!
Have a kiddo in your life that loves dinosaurs? Do we ever have a special DIY project for you today! I was recently browsing the aisles of my local thrift store and I decided to see if I could find a plastic dinosaur. I had seen a project on Pinterest where you could drill holes into a dinosaur to make a DIY toothbrush holder. I thought it was adorable and was obsessed with the idea of making one of my own. Not only did I find a plastic dinosaur that *might* be big enough to work, it also came with a huge bag full of tiny plastic dinosaurs. Since I couldn’t buy one without the other I walked home with a bag full of 25 dinosaurs for $2.99. Boy do I ever love thrifting. When my husband got home that night he saw the plastic bag of dinosaurs laying on our ottoman (because of course my 6 year old tore right into that bag the moment we got home). My hubby’s eyes rolled back into his head and he said “Where did those come from and why?!?!” (We’ve been trying to purge toys from our house, not add to them.)
I thought that I would ease his tension a bit and said “Don’t worry babe. As soon as he’s done playing with them they are going straight to my craft room for a DIY project I have in mind.” I think that just made him roll his eyes harder. 😉
I’ll be honest, I didn’t have a project idea in mind the moment that I brought those little plastic dinosaurs home, but it didn’t take me long to come up with one! You know how we LOVE making bath bombs here at Hello Creative Family (find our original bath bombs with a toy hidden inside project here and our candy heart bath bomb post here), so it didn’t take long to come up with the idea of making DIY Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs!
This project is super fun to make and would be an EGGS-ELLENT stocking stuffer! The dinosaur eggs are formed by hand so there is no special molds or equipment needed. Ready to learn how to make them? Read on for our Easy DIY Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs (With A Real Dinosaur Waiting To Hatch Inside!) instructions below.
Easy DIY Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs (With A Real Dinosaur Waiting To Hatch Inside!)
-1 cup of baking soda
-1/2 cup of epsom salt
-1/2 cup of corn starch
-1/2 cup of citric acid
–Food coloring in the colors of your choice (alternatively you can use soap coloring but I like using something that almost everyone has in their home. There is such a small amount of the coloring in the bath bombs that it doesn’t effect your skin color when you use it in the bath)
-4 to 6 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
-Small toy dinosaurs (like these)
-1 or 2 mixing bowls (depending on if you want your eggs one color or more)
-Plate for drying your bath bombs
–Cellophane Bags (if you are gifting the bath bombs)
Optional: Rubber Gloves
Makes: 3-4 bath bombs depending on the size of your dinosaurs and the size you make your eggs.
Step 1: Pour baking soda, corn starch and epsom salt into a mixing bowl. Stir until combined.
Step 2: Slowly add coconut oil to your mixture one tablespoon at a time, stirring with a spoon to start and then mixing with your hands until the mixture holds together like wet sand when packed together.
Step 3: Separate your bath bomb mixture into two bowls and add the food coloring and fragrance oil a few drops at a time. Stir together until you get to your desired color intensity. (I did this after adding the coconut oil because I wanted different variants of color throughout my bath bomb to give it a speckled look. If you would like a more even blend of color you can add your food coloring before adding your coconut oil.)
Step 4: Using your hands start to pack your bath bomb mixture around the dinosaur, packing it together like a snowball into an egg shape. If your mixture isn’t packing together add a bit more coconut oil. Shape and pack with your hands until you achieve an egg shape. Repeat this process with each of your dinosaurs until you run out of bath bomb mixture. Set bath bombs aside to dry for 24 hours.
Wrap your bath bombs in cellophane bags and give as great little handmade gifts! Enjoy!
Tell me… Have you ever made bath bombs before? Do you know a kiddo (or an adult) who would love this as a handmade gift?
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