Dragon egg bath bombs are a fun way to create some magic!
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Our family has been excitedly waiting for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World for months! The release is finally right around the corner — it will be in theaters on February 22.
The latest installment promises to be amazing.
It’s a tale of growing up and having the courage to face the unknown. This has been a theme we’ve talked a lot about in our family this year as Rowen started full-day kindergarten.
The movie also talks about how nothing can ever train you for letting go. Um, identify much?
This mama had a hard time sending my baby off into the great big world for all day school! I’m positive our entire family will be able to identify with this story.
What started as an unlikely friendship between Viking Hiccup and Toothless, the Night Fury dragon has blossomed into an epic adventure.
On a recent trip to the store, Dax spotted a bucket of How to Train Your Dragon character toys. He asked if we could get them. I was happy to say yes because I had a plan up my sleeve.
That’s where these little homemade bath bombs come in!
Tucked inside each bath bomb is a character which will be revealed once the bath bomb bubbles away.
This was a fantastic afternoon project to do together. It’s also provided endless hours of fun during bathtime since then.
They would also make darling party favors with the cute little printable tag I created. You can download it here.
Let’s chat about how to make these homemade bath bombs!
Supplies to Make Dragon Egg Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup citric acid
- ½ cup Epsom salt
- ½ cup corn starch
- 6 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- bath safe coloring
- metal bath bomb mold
- How To Train Your Dragon mini figurines
- printable tags, clear bag and string
This is one of those projects where I told tried all sorts of things for you so that it’s easy for you to make. 😉
There were quite a few recipes out there that required a lot less liquid, but I found that it didn’t stick together when I took it out of the mold. I kept tweaking until I found the right portions!
It probably would have held together better if I let it sit in the mold to dry but because I only had one mold, I needed to be able to release each bomb from the mold so I could make the next one.
If you have multiple molds, add the liquids one tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Also – I used coloring specifically for homemade soap so you don’t have to worry about it staining your hands and bathtub. You can find this in the soap making section of your craft store, along with other ingredients like citric acid.
My Epsom salt already had essential oils so I did not add any other essential oils to the bombs. If you Epsom salt doesn’t have oils already, you could use to add a few drops of your favorite scent to these.
How to Make Dragon Egg Bath Bombs
In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
Slowly add food coloring a few drops at a time, whisking quickly so it doesn’t fizzle.
Alternate the coconut oil and water, a tablespoon at a time, whisking quickly as you slowly pour each into the bowl.
You really do want to make sure to be whisking quickly as you are slowing add in the liquid because this will help keep the mixture from fizzing up.
Continue whisking until the oil is work throughout the whole bowl. Use your hands to continue to mix until it’s all incorporated and has the consistency of wet sand.
When you can squeeze the mixture in your hand and it keeps its shape, it’s ready to be molded.
Fill one side of the mold to slightly overflowing then press a mini dragon in the middle. Fill the other side of the mold to overflowing. Press the two sides together and squeeze out the excess bath bomb mixture.
It’s important to make sure it’s overflowing before pressing together because that’s part of what helps get that nice, round shape.
Gently take off one side of the mold and then the other. Repeat for 2 more bath bombs.
Let sit overnight to dry.
The boys have gone wild for these.
Dax calls them “smoke bombs” and begs for them with every bath now.
They only take 15 minutes to make, so they’re a great quick afternoon project. Especially if you have busy kids with short attention spans. 😉
For a party, I would wrap these in clear gift bags tied with the printable and string. So cute!
I’m certain these dragon egg bath bombs will be a big hit for you as well.