*Ad – we were sent the FabLab Bath Bomb Kit for the purpose of this review
My tween daughter loves bath bombs, so she was really excited to get the chance to make her own! We were sent the FabLab Bath Bombs kit from Interplay to try out and share with our readers.
FabLab Bath Bomb Kit Review
The FabLab Bath Bomb Kit contains everything you need to create up to eight bath bombs. It’s suitable for children aged 8 and over but my tween daughter loves it and I can see it being a hit for teens too. Bath bomb making is just too much fun!
What’s inside the FabLab Bath Bomb Kit?
The FabLab Bath Bomb kit contains:
- 50g Sodium Bicarbonate with red colouring.
- 50g Sodium Bicarbonate with blue colouring.
- 50g Citric acid.
- 2 x plastic teaspoon.
- 1 x plastic pipette.
- 1 x plastic rod.
- 2 x bath bomb mould.
- 1 x lab beaker
- 1 x dropper bottle with 5ml glycerine.
- 1 x pair of protective gloves
- Gift tags, ribbons & wrapping paper.
How to make bath bombs with the FabLab kit
Making the bath bombs was much easier than I expected, and although I was expecting to help out a lot, my 10-year-old didn’t need much assistance, so really all I did was supervise.
The instructions are really clear and come will illustrations to help visualise each step.
The first step is to wear gloves as the kit involves dealing with chemicals (which shouldn’t irritate, but it’s always sensible to wear gloves). Next it’s important to choose what colour bath bombs you’ll be making, the sodium bicarbonate with the read colouring makes pink bath bombs and the one with the blue colour makes – you guessed it – blue bath bombs.
We started with pink and made a second bath bomb that was blue.
Next it’s time to add the citric acid, which looks like small crystals. It has to be mixed with the sodium bicarbonate before the next step.
Each step is simple to follow, the only thing I helped with was adding the glycerine, as Emma wasn’t confident she’s get the quantity right. As is turned out, I undershot it and had to add more anyway, so she’d have probably been better than me!
We mixed all the ingredients with the plastic stick, then it was time to add them to the mould.
The instructions do advise that you can take the bath bomb out the mould straight away, but it didn’t quite work out for us. I think we didn’t put enough glycerine in, and we ended up with a bath bomb fail!
Don’t worry, we added more glycerine and re-did this!
Bath bomb making – the results!
After we tweaked our mix, we went on to make two great bath bombs! We left them on the window ledge above a radiator to set overnight, but I’m not sure whether that was necessary – it worked though!
The end result was great!
We tried it in the sink and it fizzed away nicely! As these were our first attempts, we didn’t bother with any perfume, but we’ll be making some again with some of our favourite scents. Making bath bombs together was a lovely way to spend and evening and we both really enjoyed it.
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