I’ve had this pinned in my “Kid Boredom Prevention” board for a while and I finally remembered to do it. On a separate note, I remembered because I am currently working on a project that will make all of the fun ideas that I find for my daughter to do easier to remember and access. I’m calling it “The Fun Jar” and will post it as soon as it’s finished. It’s going to be great and a HUGE free printable so be on the lookout. Anyways…back to the paint.
All you do is mix cornstarch, water and a few drops of baby shampoo in a cup or bowl and then pour it into individual containers. I chose to use an ice cube tray because it gave me a bunch of spots in a condensed space. Then you drop one or two drops of food coloring into each section and mix it up a little more. There you have it! Bathtub paint! It is super easy and doesn’t stain. Trust me. Since we started doing this she has knocked it into the floor several times and I was easily able to clean up the bathmat and the floor. I do recommend adding the food coloring over an area that is easy it to wipe down and doesn’t stain easily because straight food coloring that has not been mixed into water and cornstarch can stain. My husband proved this when he was making paint on the edge of the tub and spilled just food coloring. I now have red grout as proof.
Rachel is a mother of three, high school Spanish teacher and part-time blogger who loves crafting, creating fun and engaging activities for her children and students and hanging with her friends and family. She blogs about what she's doing and her interests at any given time which vary. She's a little OCD and always looking for her next project. Her husband calls it, "focusing her crazy", but she just calls it fun.