ABRAKADOODLE Miss Donna showed the students from Li’l Achievers how to pack their pink fizz bomb mixture into their molds.

Kids learned how to make bath fizz bombs

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Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
Big Lake Library  is a busy place and this was especially so Wednesday afternoon when Miss Donna from Abrakadoodle taught a class of 20 how to make fizz bombs for the bath.
The library science project involved working with acids and bases which break down into charged atoms when placed in water.
The children combined baking soda, salt, citric acid and corn starch, then mixed in some coconut oil to bind the ingredients and some tea tree oil for its scent and therapeutic qualities. 
A little coloring and some water was added until the mixture began to take on the consistency of snow when it is just perfect for making snowballs.
Miss Donna and her assistant, Miss Heather, showed the young scientists how to pack the mixture into molds, pressing it in hard so it would retain its shape. 
When the molds were formed. the fizz bombs were bagged up to be taken home to dry for two hours before being sealed in an air tight container. 
When dropped in the bathwater, the fizz bombs foam up with bubbles, releasing the scent of the tea tree oil and softening the water.
The library offers a summer reading program for all ages, story times for little ones and a book club for adults.
Upcoming craft activities include ArtStart’s Russian nesting doll project July 10. Abrakadoodle will be back  July 21 with a paper making project. Artist and author Shayann Hoffer teaches a watercolor painting class July 24.
Dazzling Dave, the yoyo man will visit July 16 to present a display of his skills July 16. There will be a visit from Smoky The Bear July 22 and 2Puppets will present the show Rosenschnoz A La Carte In A Fool’s Kitchen July 28.
Check with the library for activity times, class sizes and age requirements. Most library activities are free but do require preregistration.
Contact the library at (763) 263-6445 for more information or online at www.griver.org.
 

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