During our winter break last week, we were incredibly busy. So, when we had some down time, we checked out a new show called My Knight and Me on Cartoon Network. After watching the show with the girls we were inspired to make some Sleepy Bath Bombs.
Why sleepy (apple) bath bombs?
In one of the episodes of My Knight and Me, for kids ages 6-10, it follows a quest of the of a colorful and charasimatic trio of knights in shining armor on “Operation Apple Pie.” The Kingdom of Epic is faced with the Poisonous Apple Witch. She is casting an “eternal” sleep on all of the knights with one blast of her poisonous apples. You follow loyal, street-smart Jimmy the Squire; daring and determined Cat the Princess aka “Princess Knight”; and bold and courageous Henri of Orange, Jimmy’s dad and a charmingly inept, yet passionately chivalrous knight who might not be the most efficient protector of the realm – but sure is the funniest on an adventure to capture the antidote to the poisonous apple when Cat should be keeping an eye on her cousin Luey.
Just like in this episode, together, the knightly group sets out from the Kingdom of Epic to save the day and brighten the Dark Ages! The series models close family ties (Jimmy thinks his dad is the best!), emphasizes the importance of teamwork (together, Jimmy, Cat and Henri can overcome any challenge that comes their way!) and underscores the importance of using strategy over might to solve problems (Jimmy is the man with a plan!).
My Knight and Me also features clever anachronisms (like Smart-Mirrors that resemble today’s iPhones, set in the Middle Ages), which add to the uniqueness of the show.
Making the Sleepy Apple Bath Bombs
So, in honor of the sleepy apples that explode on the knights, we made our own “exploding” into the bath tub “sleepy” apple bombs. Of course, our bath bombs don’t make you go to sleep, but they sure do encourage a nice sleepy mood, but they do look like apples.
You’ll need corn starch, baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt, water, coconut (or similar) oil, food color (if you desire) and essential oils (we used Gentle Baby and Lavender) for the sleep part as well as the molds to press the bath bombs.
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First we mixed all of the dry ingredients and whisked at each step. It gets a little dusty here.
Then, you slowly add the coconut oil, essential oils, coloring (if desired…here we are making them green so they look like granny smith apples like in My Knight and Me), whisking the entire time. Finally, use a small spray bottle to spray water over the mixture while whisking. You will have enough water when it’s the consistency of very slightly damp sand. When you grab a clump in your had and squeeze, it should hold it’s shape without crumbling. If it crumbles, add more water, very slowly.
Here, this is a little too wet. If it’s too wet, your bombs will likely flatten out a little as they dry. You could add a little more cornstarch if you over-added water to try to balance it out. I would only do about one teaspoon at a time.
Place the mixture into the halves of the molds by pressing well and over-filling. Then press the two halves together firmly and with a little twist.
Carefully, remove one side and then remove the other side. And your sleepy bath bomb is ready to dry overnight.
Or, if your knight is really impatient, you can plop it straight into a bath!
Now your little Knights can make their own bath bombs after they watch My Knight and Me. Or, they can make some for mommy to enjoy after the kids have been impacted by their own apple bath bombs!
- 3/4 c cornstarch
- 1 c baking soda
- 1/2 c citric acid
- 1/2 c epsom salt
- 1 T fractionated coconut oil
- 10 drops of essential oil
- optional 10 drops food color
- Mix all dry ingredients.
- Slowly add coconut oil, essential oils and food color while whisking.
- Using a small spray bottle, spray water into the mixture while whisking. You've added enough when it's the texture of slightly damp sand and holds its shape when pressed.
- Press into halves of molds, slightly overfilling.
- Press two halves together.
- Carefully remove the mold and allow to dry overnight.
Check out this super cute DIY MY KNIGHT AND ME INSPIRED SHIELD AND SWORD by JaMonkey.