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If you’re looking for a way to make bathtime less of a chore and more fun, we’ve got you covered! This recipe is easy to make with ingredients you likely have at home and the kids are sure to enjoy it. Best of all, this activity will have minimal clean up required- after all, they’ll already be in the bathtub!
What You’ll Need:
- ⅓ cup Liquid dish soap
- 1 tbsp. Cornstarch
- Food dye
Making the Paint:
To make the bath paint, simply combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix well! If you want to make multiple colors of the bath paint, separate the mixture of cornstarch and soap into smaller containers and add whatever colors of food dye you’d like until you reach your desired shade.
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Once you’ve made your bath paint you can give the container to your child in the bathtub and let them have fun! This activity will also help your child’s brain make important connections such as sensory attributes ( is it hot, cold, sticky, wet?) and color recognition. Not to mention the fine motor skills and creativity that will be expressed through their painting!
Younger children (1-2 years) may be more interested in how the paint looks or feels and may need some encouragement about what to do with the paint, while older kids (3-5) may be more independent and attempt to paint a picture.
Save for Next Time:
If there is extra bath paint left over, you can put it in Tupperware containers and save it at room temperature for the next bathtime.