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Monday, January 30, 2012

Bathtub Paint

What is a desperate mom to do when it's nasty outside, and she has two crazy kiddos to entertain? Make homemade bathtub paint of course!

This recipe has only 3 ingredients, and you likely have them on hand.

Homemade Bathtub Paint

1/3 c. Baby Shampoo
1 T. Cornstarch
A few drops food coloring

Mix, put in a small bowl, and let the kiddos go to town painting one another and the tub.

Most of the recipes I found called for dish soap. I didn't like the idea of coating my kids in super sudsy dish soap, so I adapted those recipes to use baby wash instead. It worked great!

Hint: I strip the kiddos down and let them paint before adding water to the tub. This way they are much less likely to slip and fall while painting.

Happy Crafty!

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  1. i LOVE this idea! Going to pin it!
    You should join me for Handmade 52! --Katie

  2. I do hope that it's easy to wash off these bathtub paints as after the kids go all out on painting one another, I'll have to take the task of cleaning up after their mess! Oh but I could just imagine the joy it's gonna be while they're painting each other!