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Today, in the children's chemistry experiment activity in the Alpha Science Classroom, I DIY unicorn bath bombs with children. This DIY unicorn bath bomb is completed in a popsicle mold, with multiple levels of colors and gold sequins. The DIY unicorn bath bomb is very interesting. It contains the most interesting chemical acid-base reaction. Children can make beautiful unicorn bath bombs for children. It is a great handmade gift for friends!
Alpha science classroom：DIY Unicorn Bath Bombs Recipe
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup SLSA
1/4 cup Epsom salts
1 tablespoon Polysorbate 80
1/3 cup coconut oil
10-20 drops of Geranium essential oil
1 teaspoon of hibiscus oil (or another floral scent)
1 tablespoon each of Teal, blue, pink, purple, and gold mica powder
Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
1 large mixing bowl
6 smaller mixing bowls
Unicorn Horn Popsicle Mold
Alpha science classroom：How to make a unicorn horn bath bomb
Step 1: Children need to add baking soda, citric acid, SLSA, cornstarch, and Epsom salt in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: Children need to add coconut oil, polysorbate 80, geranium oil, and hibiscus oil in a small mixing bowl, and mix well. Then put the mixture in a large bowl and mix everything together. Mix all the ingredients until it has the texture of wet sand and hold it together while pressing. It is best to complete this step by hand. If necessary, use disposable gloves.
Step 3: Children need to divide the mixture evenly into 5 smaller bowls, add mica powder and mix well, color each bowl. Our five colors are gold, teal, blue, pink, and purple. Children can change it to their preferred color combination as needed, and children will repeat the color layering until the mold is full.
Step 4: Children let the mold harden for at least 48 hours. They need to be completely dry, so if you touch the bottom and feel damp, let them dry for another 24 hours. The length of the drying time will vary according to the environmental conditions in which the children live.
Step 5:When children prepare to take out the DIY unicorn bath bomb from the mold, put a large plate or cutting board on the mold, and then gently flip it over. Carefully slide each mold onto the board or cutting board. The more layers you add to the bath bomb mold, the more fragile they become, so take a moment!
Finally, children can tap the side to help release it from the mold, and then store the made unicorn bath bomb in a closed container until it can be used. When children are ready to bathe with unicorns, put one in the bathtub and enjoy! These smell amazing!!!
Alpha science classroom：Acid-base reaction
The Alpha Science classroom told the children that the bomb is an acid-base reaction. Just like some of our favorite experiments in the past, such as "Bottled Rockets" or "Hatch Dinosaur Eggs". In this formula, our base is baking soda and our acid is citric acid.
When we mix citric acid and baking soda, we get a huge response immediately. For the bath bomb, we need to add another ingredient to trigger the reaction, namely water. After adding water, the reaction will begin and our unicorn bath bomb will start to bubble and bubble.
Up to this point, the DIY Unicorn Bath Bomb chemistry experiments of Alpha science classroom are over. Although the chemistry experiments for kids are easy, they help children learn about the acid-base reaction. That will be a great help for children’s study. So, what are the children waiting for? Come to make a colorful Unicorn Bath Bomb create more fun for your Bath time!
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