Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bath Paints

We love painting in the bath. Our wall is white and just begging for some colour. And the kids have so much fun scribbling and swirling with paint brushes or their fingers. We have tried a few different types of bath paints. The first was the Crayola bath paint, and sure it was fun, but it was also expensive. It was the same with the other two brands we tried, so we decided to make our own bath paint.
We used Johnson's head-to-toe body wash and corn starch. Add in food colouring or Kool-Aid or Duncan Hines Frosting Creations mixes for colours and scents. For this batch we tested out the Duncan Hines Frosting Creation mixes that we just bought, though we normally just stick to food colouring.

About 1 or 2 teaspoons of corn starch should be good, depending on how much you want to make. We stick to small batches because they never get through it all. 

Add the body wash next and mix it in until it reaches the consistency that you like.

Then add the food colouring, Kool-Aid or Duncan Hines Frosting Creations mix. Stir together.

Finished! If you make this in advance, just stir it together before you begin painting with it, because it might settle. 

Then let the painting begin! I let them do this before bath time so they can get as dirty as they want and then it all washes away :) 

Bean loves watching it drip, drip, drip!

Just keep in mind that this is soap, so it is slippery. Please use caution. We added a towel to the bottom of the tub after they were finished with the floor mural. Munchkin is very clumsy and we didn't want any accidents. 

Bean said she wanted a tree so I painted one and then she wanted to do shapes, but she lost interest. 

One minute a work of art...

The next, a completely clean wall. This took less than 3 minutes to wash off. Bean used a wet scrubby and rubbed it off. Afterwards I filled up the tub and gave them a bath before bed :)

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