I’m always looking for ways to make bathtime more fun for my 3 year old son, Onetime. With the upcoming holidays, I thought it would be fun to do something Christmassy, or at least “wintry” with our regular bathing ritual – and so came up with the idea of making melting snow globes for the bath!
These are super easy to make (you can even make them with your child) and both Onetime and I had a great time watching them melt into a super fun bath full of sparkly snow and a surprise ornament!
To make your Melting Bathtime Snow Globes, you will need:
- sparkly fake plastic snow or silver or white glitter
- a couple small Christmas tree ornaments, trees, or other small decorations you might see in a snow globe
- a couple of drops of essential oil if you like
To make the bathtime snow globes, hold the balloon open as wide as you can without tearing it and have your child spoon some sparkly snow into the balloon and then carefully add the figurine.
Just a Note: when we used the little tree, I put a small blob of plasticine on its top so the wire wouldn’t poke through the balloon and let the water leak out (I learned this from experience!)
Fill the balloon with water and tie it off. Freeze!
Onetime was SO excited to peel the balloon off the globes once they had frozen. I have to admit I couldn’t wait to see them either. We made 4 different ones and I was glad we made so many – they each turned out differently.
Although our “globes” weren’t exactly spheres, they still looked really cool! When I do this again, I might try to be a little more careful about how I put them in the freezer – to try and make them less egg-shape.
Once in the bath, the globes started dissolving right away. Onetime was fascinated!
To extend the fun, we put one snow globe in at a time. I ran the bath a little warmer than usual so the globes wouldn’t completely cool the bath down.
In all cases, the sparkly fake snow spread throughout the bath as the globes melted. It was easy enough to wash these away after our bath, but if you were concerned about washing this down the drain or it irritating your child’s skin, you could always use bath salts instead (or don’t use anything for “snow” at all.)
That’s it for our Melting Bathtime Snow Globes! I hope you give this a try and your child has as much fun as mine did!
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