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.
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.