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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bathtub Body Paint

I found this in the Razzle Dazzle Doodle Art book written by Allison Weston.

I haven't tried this, yet, but I know my girls will absolutely love this when I get my act together and turn them loose.

What You Need:

Opaque white liquid soap, such as Ivory

Several squeeze bottles with small openings such as the picnic condiment bottles that can be purchased at the dollar store.

Food coloring

What You Do:

1) Pour about 1/2 cup of liquid soap into a squeeze bottle.

2) Add about six drops of food coloring. Shake to mix. Keep adding coloring until you get the color you want.

3) Make several different colors.

4) Fill the tub with about 2 to 3 inches of water.

5) Let the kids climb in and 'paint' the tub, the shower walls, themselves, each other...you get the idea, right?

You might consider making a set of paints for each child to avoid the inevitable fights over ownership. You might also be prepared to make more paint when the first set runs out.

When the kids are done painting, give them each a washcloth so they can wash their paint off the walls. You get clean and happy kids PLUS a clean shower - THAT makes Mom happy.

2 comments:

faemom said...

That sounds like a great idea. I'll have to try it.

Wendy said...

I've never made my own, but I've bought this "bathtub paint" and it's so much fun. They kids cover EVERYTHING with it. It's great (until they mix ALL the colors and it turns a vomitous green/brown). but other that that it's awesome!