Children love painting, especially on the smooth surfaces found in a bathroom. With this in mind I present to you a fabulous recipe for bath paints using only 2 ingredients.
It’s quite amazing to me that I’ve not yet shared an activity that is for the bath! Well the time has come for me to change that and provide you with a fabulous, super simple recipe to make bath paints using just 2 ingredients. This is not my original idea and has been done by many bloggers over the years. Two blogs who have done this recipe before and who I would highly recommend are Happy Hooligans and Paging Fun Mums.
Supplies needed to make bath paints using 2 ingredients
- 1 cup shaving cream (per colour)
- 3 – 6 drops of food colouring
- Paint brush (optional)
Simply squirt out 1 cup of shaving cream, add a few drops of food colouring and mix well.
That is honestly all you’ll need to do to make these bath paints. It’s so simple and you could even get the kids involved in the making process. Of course, I also recommend you maintain supervision and safety by ensure your child in on a grip mat and aware that this recipe is not edible.
The recipe took me about 5 minutes to whip up and have ready. I chose to create a variety of colours and prepare them in individual cups, however, a muffin tray would work just as well.
Painting, creating and learning
I can’t tell you the excitement Possum felt as she saw these amazing paints. She was really wanting to put her whole hand into each cup and play! But before we did, I talked to her about the colours that were presented to her and tested out her knowledge a little to see if she could correctly identify them.
It didn’t take her very long to get painting. It was wonderful to hear her making up painting songs and experiment with different brush strokes and mixing of colours.
Of course it wasn’t long before the paint brush was discarded and the finger painting began. Soon the colours slowly started to mix together as Possum plunged her little hand into each of the containers of bath paints. The paint pots themselves became like gorgeous pieces of art. The whole experience was so positive and provided such a window for creative expression and to learn more about colours.
This really is an activity you really must try!