(Inside: So, I did a thing. I was messing around with the idea of making playdough and being like super simple on my ingredients and then this happened: DIY Unicorn Bubble Bars. I mean, total accident, but dude, this was so much fun to make and way cooler than regular play dough-making because it’s USEFUL.)
Ok. Let me start by saying, I love making slime and play dough for my kids.
It’s ridiculously easy, they have a ton of fun…Buuuuuuut, the results usually end up in messy kiddos that have to be bathed…it’s a horrible cycle.
Enter the DIY Unicorn Bubble Bars. It’s a super fun way to get the girls in the tub after playing with the dough and just kind of fits with the activity.
Plus, the DIY Unicorn Bubble Bars are a thing that they can play with in the bathtub for like 2 weeks after.
It also gives them a sense of accomplishment.
They totally say “I made that!” every time they see the jar in the bathroom that holds the Unicorn Bubble Bars.
DIY Unicorn Bubble Bars
Items Needed to Make Your DIY Unicorn Bubble Bars
- ½ Cup Bubble Bath (I like this Honest Co. Bubble Bath because it’s hypoallergenic–the girls never break out after playing in it)
- 1 Cup Corn Starch (may vary depending on bubble bath and humidity)
- Soap Colorant (Pink, Blue, & Purple)
- Parchment Paper or Freezer Paper
- Unicorn Cookie Cutter
How to Make Your DIY Unicorn Bubble Bars
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine cornstarch and bubble bath.
- Mix well until well combined.
- Microwave for 20-30 seconds then continue to mix.
- Once combined, turn out onto parchment paper, or freezer paper.
- Continue to knead until mix becomes the consistency of dough. If still sticky, add cornstarch in very small amounts until stickiness diminishes.
- Divide into 3 balls and add your soap colorant. Wear gloves to prevent your hands from staining.
- Knead each color until uniform.
- Press the balls together and combine them, and roll out to ½ inch thickness.
- Using your cookie cutter, cut out your shapes. Any scraps left over can be pressed together again to make more bubble bars.
- Play with it as bubbly play dough in the tub immediately or allow to dry on a flat surface for 24 hours if you want it to be a bar.
I also got you a present–a photo tutorial! Yay!
To use, crumble bar under running water for the most bubbles.
Because, seriously–SO MUCH FUN.
So much fun, in fact, that you’re going to want this recipe for DIY Unicorn Bubble Bars again shortly–so just go ahead and pin it…