Saturday 10 May 2014

Bath paint recipe

Painting in the Bath

The weather was gloomy and we had been stuck in the house all day. I was running out of ways to entertain the kids so thought I'd run the bath early and let them have some fun. I didn't have the ingredients for the normal bath paint I make which uses shaving foam so looked around for a different recipe for bath paint. I saw a recipe made from baby shampoo and cornflour (cornstarch) and thought I'd give it a try. It turned out great and the kids had so much fun painting in the bath.


1/2 cup baby shampoo
1/4 cup cornflour (cornstarch)
liquid watercolour or food colouring

We started off by mixing the baby shampoo with the cornflour.

Next we separated the mixture into 2 containers and added food colouring.

I prepared the bathroom by sticking a sheet of tin foil and a sheet of greaseproof paper (baking parchment) on the wall above the bath. These acted as canvases for the children to paint on. The paint can also be used on the tiles and the bath itself but take extra care when using food colouring as it may stain. I didn't have a problem with it and found it washed off fine.

After a while more and more water was added and splashed onto the canvases and the pictures got a bit ruined. But that's all part of the fun, isn't it? 

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  1. Ooh, love these! We used to do loads of fun stuff like this at the old house but now we've moved I'm a bit scared of staining the posh tiles etc in our bathroom... plus we only have a shower, no bath!

    1. It does seem a bit more difficult without a bath but you can still do it in the shower too. Just wash it off straight away if you are worried about staining. Plus putting some foil to use as a canvas stops too much paint getting on the tiles anyway. These paints didn't stain at all though.


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