My son has been fighting his baths for the last several weeks. I have no clue why, but I had to act quickly to get this little guy clean without a fight. I tried bath crayons. Sometimes they worked, but they were losing their charm. Bath color tabs? He yawned. Toys? Nope….NOTHING WAS WORKING. He has always loved baths, so I was at a loss. How can I get this kid to take a nice bath?
Bath paint. I searched my cupboards for what might make some safe bath paint. I recalled seeing some people use baby soap. That sounded perfect. If he got paint on himself, he would come out a little cleaner. How to thicken the baby soap… Maybe cornstarch? Yep. It worked perfect.
I got out a small plastic bowl, then poured in about a quarter of a cup of the head to toe wash we use. Then I stirred in a tablespoon of cornstarch until I had a gel like consistency. I thought that would be perfect for a two year old. He could use his fingers to goup the paint onto the bath tub walls. If you want it slightly runny, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until you get the consistency you desire.
I always have gel food coloring on hand for all of our DIY projects. The colors are vibrant and it is easy to stir right it. So my first try, I made blue, yellow, and pink. I separated out the paint into three containers. I had two baby food containers out that I had just cleaned, those worked perfectly. I also have a set of tiny Tupperware containers. I used one of those, and plan to use them from here on out for the nice seal. If the baby food containers are dropped, they could come open and spill.
This bath paint wipes right off with water. It’s a win. Your toddler can have fun and your tub gets clean! There are no stains after we used it, even after it dried onto the walls because I didn’t rinse it right away. The bath turning colors was a bonus for my toddler, and we didn’t have to pay for more bath color tabs. My toddler also made sure to test out what happens when the blue paint lands on the bathroom rugs. It rinsed right out, no stains. This stuff is awesome. Give it a try and let me know how you like it!
*I gave baby bear foam brushes. They can use paint brushes, foam brushes, of just use it as finger paint!
- 1/4 C Head to Toe Wash
- 2 T Corn Starch
- Food Coloring to Desired Color
- Stir Cornstarch Into The Soap
- Add Color