Valentine's Day is soon approaching, which means it's time to start thinking about gifts. Whether it be for a teacher, friend, mom, daughter, or some other loved one.
I don't know many women that don't love a good bath, and this gift screams
"I thought about you"!
The best part about this gift is... I found a pretty cheap way to make them, without the purchase of fancy expensive molds.
MAKING THE HEART MOLD
I bought some cheap chopping mats at the Dollar Tree.
Cut them into strips and then fold it in half and cut it again. So basically, you'll get two hearts for each strip. One Mat made about 36 hearts.
Take your already cut strip and very gently fold it in half. If you press too hard it tends to snap.
On the non folded side, hot glue a small line on one side facing the outside of the plastic.
Then take the other side and curl both ends together and glue them together to form a heart.
And now you have your heart mold.
Now for the bath fizzies recipe. I found this on Pinterest which then led me to Martha Stewart's site.
Here's the link... http://www.marthastewart.com/271871/bath-fizzies
Mix the citric acid, corn starch and baking soda into one bowl, and use a sifter to get out clumps and lumps.
After sifting, add in the sugar.
Instead of food coloring I used 3 packages of strawberry Kool Aid.
It adds color and a strawberry smell (yummy)!
Fill spray bottle with water, and add food coloring. Spritz mixture lightly (it should become damp but not fizzy) until you can pack mixture with your hands.
Using pipette, add oil, 1 drop at a time, until strength of scent is to your liking. Using your hands, mix ingredients until color is even throughout (mixture will begin to dry out; when this happens, spritz until packable again).
Using your hands pack the mixture into the hearts, packing and swiping your your hand with the packed heart, to make the fizzies nice and smooth.
On some of the other batches I did add the food coloring. I added pink to one and purple to another batch.
Let the dry for at least 24 hours. Some of mine seemed to be still wet, so I left those in their molds.
To make 36 of these hearts you'll need to make at least 3 batches. Or make your plastic mat strips smaller like only 1/2 inch and it will then make more fizzies. Mine are about 1 inch thick which is probably why its taking longer to dry.
Put them into a jar, and add a cute tag on them.
I chose the Keep Calm theme. I love those sayings.
I hope you enjoy making these as much as we did.
UPDATE: My daughter just took a bath and loved the fizz!
Thanks for tuning in guys! Until next time...