I'm a bit like my Granny in the sense that if any word or phrase repeats the lyrics of a song, I'll be singing that song immediately..and usually on a loop for the rest of the day.....which works if it's a cracking tune....
"I'm forever blowing bubbles"..however is not so much of the cracking...so a quick topic change is required!
It's been dark and rainy most days here, and what with a fully recovered kiddo, there's been a flurry of activity. We made bath fizzes the other day which we make on a regular basis as a form of bath bribery for my youngest! I thought I'd share in case you fancy a go...I'm thinking christmas pressies!
1 cup of citric acid (from your local health food shop)
2 cups of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda for those in the US of A)
a few drops of essential oil (if you want a bit of a smell...we use lavender for the relaxing effect)
a few drops of food colouring (if you want them to be coloured)
glitter/flower petals if you fancy a bit of pizzazz!
water (approx 2 tsps)
So you mix your citric acid and bicarb together.
Add your food colouring and essential oil and glitter (all optional).
You next add little drops of water gradually..it fizzes as you add it so requires quick stirring...hence the absence of photo documentation!
You keep adding little bits of water until your mixture is able to hold its shape when pressed together... too much water causes the mixture to fizz and expand...so go canny!
We used a love heart ice tray but have used play dough shapes, chocolate trays in the past....get creative with the shape you fancy! You simply press the mixture into the mould then tap it out.
Tissue paper or greaseproof paper is a good surface to pop the bath fizz onto...then you leave them to dry out till hard.
et voila sweet sparkly bath fizzes..perfect for that bribery bath :)
erm...and this is what happens if you accidentally buy baking powder instead..... oops!