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Make your own bath paints

 
For kids who love to have a bath! These bath paints will turn bath time into a colourful painting session. They’re lots of fun to use and cheap and easy to make with everyday ingredients.
For kids who love to have a bath!

These bath paints will turn bath time into a colourful painting session.

They’re lots of fun to use and cheap and easy to make with everyday ingredients.
 

Homemade bath paints recipe

 

Ingredients for your bath paints


To make approx. 1.5 cups of paint you will need:
 
  • Medium size bowl
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cornflour
  • 1 cup dish washing detergent
  • Small pots or muffin tray (optional)
  • Liquid food colouring colour(s)
  • Paint brush/brushes (optional)
  • Bath
 

How to make your home bath paints


1. Pour the boiling water into the bowl and add the cornflour.

2. Stir the mixture until the cornflour has dissolved and has a pasty consistency.

3. Add the dishwashing detergent and stir well until there are no chunks.

4. Add the food colouring colour to the mixture and stir well. Or for more paint colours, divide the mixture into small pots or a muffin tray and add a different food colouring colour to each pot and mix well.

5. Store in an airtight container and stir well before use.
 

Tips

 
  • These paints are fun to use in the shower as well as the bath, or even in a paddling pool on a hot day.
 
  • Your kids can use either their fingers or a paint brush/brushes to paint onto the bath tub.
 
  • If the paints are too thick add a little more water or if they’re too runny add a little more cornflour to get the right consistency.
 
  • Their artwork can be washed off the bath once bath time is over and the mess will just go down the drain.
 
  • Kids can even use the paints to paint themselves!
 
  • If you are worried about your child having a reaction to the dishwashing detergent you can replace the detergent with any clear non-allergenic shampoo that your family prefers.


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