Fun in the Tub with Bathtub Paint

Kids love to painting.  Moms don’t love to clean up the mess.  What if you could combine painting with cleaning the bathtub?

The answer is bath tub paint!

bathtub paint

You can make it thick and use it as finger paint, or you can dilute it and use it with paintbrushes.  This “paint” is washable, does not stain and will help you clean your tub.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Dish Detergent
  • 1/2 Cup of Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup of boiling water
  • Food Coloring (liquid kind is best)

I used antibacterial, scented hand soap.  Know whatever soap you use, your kids will coat themselves with it – so be sure to pick something that won’t cause a reaction.

Directions:

Mix the cornstarch into the hot water until it is dissolved and the consistency is pasty.

Add the soap and mix until there are no chunks.

Add food coloring.

Store in an airtight container.

Bathtub Paint

The paint may separate slightly when stored, stir before use.  Test the paint on a patch of your tub to ensure that your food coloring does not stain – and have fun!

This post was inspired by Katey at Having Fun at Home.  She has super fun activities to keep your kids occupied – in and out of the tub!  Here is more painting play in the bathtub from Katey.



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