DIY: Bath Paint

DIY Bath Paint

Is bath time a huge chore for you as a parent or is it relax time. For me it can be both. It just depends how late at night I am trying to give my kids a bath. Sometimes I am just in a rush to get them bathed and in bed because it’s getting late. Other times I let them play for a long time ( like until they look like prunes;) and they love this. Bath time can be a great bonding time between siblings and parents and children. My two year old and 4 year old still take baths together. It’s seriously so much easier. I am going to bathe one might as well bathe both of them. When my little boy was about two I made this great bath tub paint. You can buy it, but it’s so much easier to make it and cheaper. My kids could play for hours in the tub with this paint. If anything it will give you a good break for a little while. I put mine in these glass jars to store them, but I always put it in a ice cube tray when I give it to my kids to paint with.

What you need:

baby tear free wash ( clear or yellow works too)


food color

small containers

I put 1/2 cup of baby soap in each jar. Then added 2 small tablespoons of cornstarch to each jar as well. Mix each jar full very well. Make sure the bottom of the jar is all mixed up as well. Next add a couple of squirts of food coloring of choice to each jar and mix it up. Now you have homemade bath paint that will entertain your kiddos for hours. Don’t forget to put a little bit of bath paint in a ice cube tray when you give it to your kids to paint with. You can either give them paint brushes or they can just use their fingers. I like to give them paint bushes to prevent them eating the paint. I am sure it wont hurt them, but it can’t taste good. Enjoy!