Ever wonder how we make our Beaker Creatures pods so fizzy and fun?? Check out this awesome DIY experiment with erupting results! Make your own bath bomb and find out the science behind how it works with our friends the Beaker Creatures!
You will need:
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup Epsom salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp. essential oil
1 or 2 tsp water
Bath bomb mold
Measure out all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Combine the oils and the food coloring in a separate bowl and mix well. Slowly add this mixture to the dry ingredient bowl.
The texture of the mixture should clump and feel like wet sand. Add the teaspoons of water until you get this texture. Only add the amount of water necessary until the mixture clumps ( you may not use all 2 teaspoons).
Put some oil on the inside of the bath bomb molds and pack the mixture firmly into the molds.
Let dry for 24 hours (waiting is always the hard part!)
Gently take the bombs out of the molds. Throw them in the bath and watch them erupt with color!
If you want to make a bath bomb with your own creature inside, hide a toy in the mixture while it is still wet. When the bomb dissolves, the kids will have a fun surprise, just like Beaker Creatures! Don’t forget to check out all the cool sets we have to get the Beaker Creatures out of their pods!
The science behind it:
When baking soda and citric acid are mixed together and then put in the bath, they start a chemical reaction! The reaction makes a lot of bubbles which are made out of carbon dioxide gas. It is totally safe and makes for lots of fizzles and fun!