How to Make Bubble Bath Bombs

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Add some fun to bathtime with homemade bubble bath bombs.
Add some fun to bathtime with homemade bubble bath bombs. (Image: girl in bath with bubble image by Pavel Losevsky from Fotolia.com)

There is nothing quite as relaxing as a bubble bath. For kids, a bubble bath is also a lot of fun. Both kids and adults alike will enjoy bubble bath bombs. Children will enjoy the "magic" as the bath bombs dissolve and become frothy, while grown ups will appreciate the handy single-use size, which makes a great gift.

Things You'll Need

  • Powdered bubble bath
  • Water soluble embroidery backing film
  • Scissors
  • Spoon
  • Ribbon

Cut a circle from the water soluble embroidery backing that is about 6 inches in diameter.

Scoop a small amount of powdered bubble bath into the center of the circle with the spoon, using approximately the amount recommended for a single bath. Use store-bought powdered bubble bath, or try making your own.

Gather up the edges of the circle, being careful not to spill any powdered bubble bath out of the circle.

Twist the excess embroidery backing around the powdered bubble bath, forming a ball-like pouch.

Tie a length of ribbon around the twist to secure it in place. The bath bomb is now ready to use. Toss it into a tub full of hot water and enjoy.

Tips & Warnings

  • Water soluble embroidery backing can usually be found at craft supply or fabric stores and is relatively inexpensive.
  • The water soluble material should not be exposed to moisture until it is time for use. Store your completed bubble bath bombs in a dry, airtight container, such as a plastic food bowl with a lid or a mason jar.

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