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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Soap Balls Tutorial


Exploding Soap Balls

Found this recipe in a book (sorry I can't remember which book) that I purchased through a book club. Know the little boys and girls will have fun with these.

What you will need.....

  • 2 1/4 c baking soda
  • 1 c citric acid
  • 1 c cornstarch
  • bowls, large and small
  • essential oils
  • food coloring
  • mister filled with water
  • small ice cream scoop
  • waxed paper
What to do.....

  • First... mix baking soda, citric acid & cornstarch in a large bowl
  • Second... take out half of this mixture and put in your small bowl. Set aside the large bowl for later use. In the small bowl, add a few drops of your fragrant oils and a few drops of food coloring. Mix well.
  • Third... take another 1/2 of the mixture and add it to your small bowl. Mist with water so it sticks together. DO NOT add to much or the mixture will fizz.
  • Fourth... Use a small ice cream scoop to form soap balls. Be CAREFUL when shaping them. They will be fragile and may fall apart. Then transfer them to wax paper.
  • Fifth... Get 1/2 c of the mixture from the large bowl and repeat steps 2-4 until you have used up all your dry mixture.
  • Six... Let your soap bombs dry for a minimum of 24 hours on the waxed paper.
HAVE FUN MAKING THESE FUN EXPLODING SOAP BALLS. YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE DROPPING THEM IN THE BATH WATER. DON'T FORGET TO MAKE A VARIETY OF COLORS.


Other uses....

  • Display them in a clear jar on the counter for easy access.
  • Give them as party favors
  • Make great mothers day gifts
  • Take them outside and let the kiddos make them fizz in puddles or buckets outside.



36 comments:

  1. I've tried these but they always fizzzz out while I'm making them, lol. Here from follow friday!
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  2. I love, love, love craft blogs and your's rocks.

    My kids love bath bombs, been there made them.

    I am now a Friday Follower can't wait to be inspired by you.

    Have a great weekend.

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  3. Yeah. These are fun for the kids. Make great gifts too.

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  4. I'm follwoing you via the "Friday Follow" :)

    Great idea by the way!

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  5. i used to make these all of the time! Way better than those crappy ones you buy.

    Happy Friday Follow!!

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  6. Wow, really? Exploding??? Sounds super cool!

    Thanks for linking up at Friday Follow. I am already following and stopping over to say hello. Happy Friday Follow!

    ~ Lynn
    http://www.middayescapades.com

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  7. Following you from the Friday Follow!

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  8. Stopping by to say hello with Friday Follow.

    Felissa
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  9. I'm a new follower from follow Friday. You can find me blogging here:

    http://www.couponclippinmommy.com/

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  10. Wow cool.

    Stopping by to say hello. Thank you for joining the hop this week.

    Tami
    www.heartsmakefamilies.com

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  11. FRIDAY FOLLOW ~ GLAD YO MEET YOU

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  12. Following from Friday Follow! Have a great weekend ☺

    http://stoictia.blogspot.com

    Great tutorial!!

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  13. Came by from Friday Follow....can't wait to try these! Thanks:)

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  14. This is great! I am from Friday Follow.

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  15. How fun! Following from FF - and following on twitter.

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  16. What a great idea!

    Stopping by from Friday Follow! I am a new follower. :)

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  17. friday follower

    please return favor!!!


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  18. Stopping by Friday Follow.

    I became a follower.

    Have a nice day.

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  19. Hello!! I'm following you from the Friday Follow.
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  20. Following you with Friday follow!! :)

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  21. Happy Friday Follow! I am now following your blog! I would love for you to follow mine, too!

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  22. These exploding soap balls sound so neat. I want to try making these. I am already following your blog. Happy Friday Follow.

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  23. I am stopping by from Friday Follow. I am now your newest follower. Have a great weekend

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  24. Friday Follow - Those are great! My boys like anything that explode!

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  25. Neat craft!

    `Friday Follow`

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  26. One of "resolutions" for the year was to rediscover my crafty side...PERFECT!!! I am trying this out tomorrow! lol
    (I'm here from friday follower and am now following)

    http://theboyslockerroom.blogspot.com

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  27. How cool! I have never made or owned anything like this!

    Already following you :)

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  28. Going to have to try this!
    I think the boys will love it!
    Following from Friday Follows!

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  29. Love these Thanks for joining this week and posting. I'm already following you. Sorry I have been around. I'm switching over to Wordpress so my blog is down. I'll be back soon though.

    Happy Follow Friday!

    Tami
    www.heartsmakefamilies.com

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  30. From Friday Follow. Hello and have a great Friday.

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  31. We love these and I never thought about trying to make them myself!
    Stopping by from Fri Follows - I'm a new follower. Love to have you stop by: http://dimes2vines.com

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  32. TOTALLY in love with your blog. Thank goodness for FF! I am a big crafty person myself but you have a million ideas that I have never done! WOO HOO!

    I am following your from FF-come follow back please. Looking forward to reading your blog! Juiana from A Blonde Walks Into A Blog!

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  33. That's cool. I bet my son would love that. Following from Friday Follow...come on over and visit us..and follow too! Thanks
    Cara

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  34. Hi I'm a FRIDAY FOLLOWER and I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing:)

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