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making bath fizzies

In the spirit of “keeping it real” I thought I’d share a fun, but failed, craft we did the other night. It all started when we were planning out a co-op class for our younger elementary students. We’re learning about Valentine’s Day this month and thought these bath fizzies would make a fun craft.

Apparently citric acid is not something you can readily find here and the one pharmacy that could order it for me wanted $16 for 4oz….yikes!! Then I read that you can use Fruit Fresh if you can’t find citric acid. So off the the grocery store to get Fruit Fresh. The day of co-op both my co-teacher and I forgot a spray bottle and so when they did the craft they just added water. (I was teaching another class by this time) But they preserved on, and when I went to get the tray to take them home to dry they were a goopy mess. So I decided that we would remake them at home, using a spray bottle this time.

But they aren’t real solid and they don’t fizz when we put one of them in water. But they smell good and we had a lot of fun making them. I’m sure the problem is user error, because Ms. Martha said it works. I think you really need citric acid, Fruit Fresh has some citric acid but it also has other things in it. Also, you really do need a spray bottle, if you use too much water at one time the acid and the baking soda will react. You don’t want them to react until you put them in the bath.

So, there you go, “keeping it real” at the Schneider’s.

Thanks for sharing with your friends!


Friday 17th of February 2012

How cool you found it and it's cheap. I can't wait to see how yours turn out.

Rachel E.

Thursday 16th of February 2012

Hey, I never knew you could get citric acid in stores. However, I found it here. It's cheap too. I think I might try these fizzies.