We came up with this fun project to help persuade 2 year old Charlie into taking a bath (older kids will love these too). He eagerly jumped in the tub and didn't want to get out.
We found several recipes that called for using dish detergent to make your tub paint. That seemed too harsh for paint that would be all over our kids. We used Suave Kids free and gentle body wash. It is clear and gentle on their skin. Great for tub paint! We found that this recipe cleaned up easily, but you might want to test it first on your grout.
- 1/2 cup body wash
- 5 tablespoons cornstarch
- food coloring
Mix the cornstarch with the soap. You may need to adjust the amount depending on your soap. Mix it in one tablespoon at a time. Divide mixture into smaller bowls. We used small containers with lids to save for future baths. Add a drop or two of food coloring to each bowl and stir.
Now it is time to paint...