- 1C. Baking Soda
- 1/2 C. Citric Acid
- 1/2 C. Epsom Salts
- 1/2 C. Cornstarch
- 2 tsp. Essential Oil
- 2 1/2 tsp. Safflower Oil (or any other light oil)
- 3 drops food coloring
- 1 tsp. water
You'll also need a glass bowl, a mini spritzer bottle (I got mine for 79¢ in the travel section of Target) and a whisk. Round up your old plastic Easter eggs and throw on an apron while you're at it, too.
- Combine all the dry ingredients in the glass bowl. Break up any lumps with the whisk.
- Combine all the liquids in the spray bottle.
- Start spritzing the dry ingredients with the liquids…just keep whisking. You're trying to keep it from fizzing…so keep it moving.
- I used all the liquid in the bottle, then had to add a little extra water. You want it to be moist enough to clump in your hand without crumbling, but not so wet you can hear it fizzing.
- When you've got the right consistency, start molding. I found it worked best when I packed a bit into each side of the egg, then scooped up extra and squished the two halves together.
- Give it a little shake for good luck, then gently pry the pieces apart. It takes a few tries to get the hang of it, but once you've got it down, you're good to go.
- Cover a soft towel with some waxed paper and lay the eggs there to dry overnight.
Wrap up a bunch and give them out as Easter gifts. They'd be great for friends, teachers, and I can tell you my kids are HUGE fans. We've got a big bag of eggs, but they're all ready asking if we can make more when they're gone.
A couple more ideas:
- Add some sprinkles or glitter to add some excitement.
- Hide a small toy in the center so they have a surprise when the egg dissolves.
- Try different combinations of scents and colors
- Use different molds. Cupcake tins, ice cube trays, tartlet tins, etc.