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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.
 

Make your own bath paints

 

Ingredients for your homemade bath paints


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

How to make your 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, shampoo, hand wash or body wash and stir well with the spoon 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, a muffin tray or paint try and add a different food colouring colour to each and mix well.

5. Your bath paints are ready to use!
 

Tips

 
  • Store the bath paints in an airtight container once you've finished with them, Then stir well before you use them again.
 
  • 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 or shower wall.
 
  • If the bath 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.
 
  • Your kids 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 as body paint!
 
  • If you are worried about your child having a skin reaction use a non-allergenic shampoo or body wash.


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