Camouflage Bath Bombs! (with a hidden surprise!)

Get equipped for this next bath bomb mission soldier! We’re going in…

 

 

EQUIPMENT YOU’LL NEED…

A large mixing bowl

Kitchen Scales

A hand sprayer containing clean cold water

Egg Shaped Mould

BASIC INGREDIENTS…

 

300g Bicarbonate of Soda

100g Citric Acid

10ml Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil of your choice

 

DAY TWO EXTRAS:

A teaspoon to measure the colour powders

 

Bronze Mica

Chromium Green Oxide Hydrated

Blue and Yellow Coated Micas

Step 1

Just like our basic bath bomb recipe and yesterday’s makeitmonday, measure out the bicarbonate of soda and the citric acid into the mixing bowl. Sieve if necessary and thoroughly mix together until you have a consistent texture. Add fragrance if you wish and make sure this is also thoroughly mixed in. I like to keep the fragrance simple so everyone can enjoy! Why not use peppermint? 

Step 2

I split my mixture in to three bowls for my camouflage colours. Make sure one bowl has a larger amount in than the other two because this will be your base colour.

Step 3

I grab my egg shaped mould ready for when I have my colours prepped as we will need to work quickly. For this recipe, I used a dinosaur egg mould to give the outside of my bath bomb an earthy texture which really enhances the topic of this bath bomb. If you would prefer, you can just use a simple egg shape.

Step 4

Grab one of your smaller bowls of mixture. Add small ¼ teaspoon of Bronze colour to your mixture. Keep adding little amounts till you get the colour you want. I don’t hang about wit this one and make it really dirty brown. It’s camouflage after all!

Step 5

Repeat step 4 using a mix of blue and yellow colour to make another earthy colour. Make sure this one is lighter or darker than your bronze/brown colour as you’ll need these to be different to create the camouflage effect.

Step 6

Now grab your larger bowl. This is the main colour that will fill most of the bath bomb. I use a basic green for this. Like in step 4, add small amounts using your teaspoon to create the colour you want. I go all out and make my mixture really green!

Step 7

You should now have 3 different earthy/grassy colours! Grab your mould and have this at the ready. Using my hand sprayer, a little at a time and working the mixture all the time, I spray a little water on to each coloured mixture. Make sure you mix continuously to avoid it fizzing-up in the bowl and ONLY ADD ENOUGH WATER TO HAVE THE MIXTURE START TO HOLD TOGETHER WHEN LIGHTLY SQUEEZED IN YOUR HAND.

Step 8

It’s now time to fill my mould! Take a small amount of bronze mixture and place it in to a small area of one half of your mould.

Step 9

Now take a small amount of your other colour (not your base green colour) and place it in to a different small area of the same half of your mould. You can place these colours wherever you want, using as much as you want!

Step 10

Repeat steps 8 and 9 in the other half of your mould. Make sure you only use small amounts though; you don’t want to fill most egg as you’ll need enough space to add in a larger amount of your base green colour.

Step 11

I’m now going to add in my base colour but make sure you leave room the surprise!  In one half for the surprise, I am going to place inside a toy soldier. Fill each half just proud of the surface and press together for a few moments

Step 12

Leave to dry in in the Mould for a while and your mission is complete!