Painting Play in the Bathtub

Over the years of crafting, the Quirky Mommas have painted with crayons, we’ve thrown our paint, even painted our napkins and we’ve learned…

Art is at its
 best when it is





When you’re a parent, art is at its best when it is




Entertaining for long periods of time!

Those are some of the reasons why we’ve loved painting with shaving cream in the bathtub at our house.  To make the paint, mix shaving cream with a few drops of food coloring.  Fill a muffin tin with several colors and hand your little one a basting brush for painting the tub and tiles.

bath tub paint photos

Don’t be surprised if your toddler’s own little body becomes the most colorful masterpiece.  That’s definitely part of the fun!

You can use tempera paint instead of food coloring if you are worried about the colors dyeing skin or grout.  Food coloring usually makes for brighter, more vivid colors though, and we’ve never had a problem with dyed grout or skin that didn’t eventually go away.  

You can tell she was definitely stunned at first at being allowed to do such a thing.  She couldn’t believe her good luck!


If you don’t have shaving cream you can still have a blast!  Here is another bath tub paint recipe.


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Katey never gets bored. Her three children, hungry husband, and backyard urban chickens see to that. You can read about all the unnecessary but fun things she does to avoid doing the dishes at her blog Having Fun at Home.