A bubble foam bath – yep, it’s that good.
Putting bubble foam into my bath tub aka the story of how my toddler played for an hour and I got to sit for a morning. Bubble foam bath, bless your sweet activities heart.
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But wait. What is bubble foam?
Oh my friend, bubble foam is the greatest sensory material and beyond fun for kids to play with.
It’s easy to make.
It’s clean to play with.
And you probably (actually I KNOW!) you have all the materials on hand to make this.
So let’s get to it. Let’s make some bubble foam, add it to the bath, and invite our toddler into a quiet morning…
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The recipe for bubble foam is so easy.
Here’s the 411 for making bubble foam (get ready to be blown away by its ease!).
- Tear free bubble bath or body wash
- (optional) food coloring
THAT’S IT. I told you this was easy.
For this bubble foam bath activity, I made 3 batches of bubble foam (pink, turquoise, and purple). You can make more or less but each batch followed this same recipe:
Combine together (add food coloring if you like) and whip together with a hand mixer (or stand mixer or blender) until stiff peaks form. You’re making a bubble meringue (wink).
Repeat for additional colors and head to the bath tub.
Some safety rules for bubble foam bath
You can play with bubble foam anywhere.
But this time, we put it in the bowls in the bath tub.
This gets slippery.
Our rules were: NO STANDING. Sitting only.
You can put a towel down for your child to sit on to cut down on some of slippery.
Add some supplies to make it a great bubble foam bath
To make this even more fun, we added whisks, funnels, spoons, and cups to play with, mix, and create.
He had a ball.
As he played, he experimented with combining colors and imaginative play. It was amazing.
When my son was “done” with the bubble foam part, we turned on the bath tub and turned this into one EPIC bubble bath.
A two for one activity.
I sat on the floor to supervise and sat for an hour. It was glorious.
Make bubble foam – it’s such a winner
You’ve got to try making bubble foam. It really is the most special sensory material and there’s just something about it that kids find magical.
I find it magical too – which is why we just keep playing with it.