Homemade kids bath paint is so easy to make with only 3 simple ingredients in 10 minutes! Your kids and toddlers will have tons of fun with this DIY bath paint.
Do you have kids or toddlers at home that could use a little bath time entertainment? I made DIY bath paint this week and it has been so much fun. We have bought our toddlers bath paint before, but I never knew how easy it was to make. Not only that, but I was able to make a lot of it for a fraction of the price of buying it from the store! The best part? It only takes 3 ingredients and I bet you have all of them in your cupboards.
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DIY Bath Paint
- Corn starch
- Gentle Baby Shampoo or Body Wash
- Food Coloring
Those are the three simple ingredients you need to make some bath paint!
My absolute favorite shampoo/body wash for my kids right now is this Hello Bello Vanilla Apricot scent so that’s what I used for the base of the paint. The smell is divine and my girls have very sensitive skin so I am picky about what bath products I will use. You can use any tear-free kids body wash or shampoo!
I decided to put mine into small baby-food sized jars that have lids so that we can store it easier. Don’t have jars on hand? You can mix this up in plastic cups, a muffin tin, or food storage containers. Anything you feel comfortable putting in the bath tub.
- Add corn starch to a small jar.
- Mix baby wash with corn starch and stir until the corn starch is dissolved.
- Add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture and stir until it is well-mixed.
- Add more food coloring if you want the color to be darker or brighter.
I found this great set of 10 different food coloring colors and I am loving making things with it! I added a little drop of black into each jar to make them a little bit less bright. It was fun to play around until I felt the colors were just right.
One of the reasons I like to keep the paint in these little jars is because the lids can be closed tightly! As much fun as this paint is in the bath tub, I would not want to find it on my carpet or clothing. I store these jars on a high shelf in the bathroom while we aren’t using it.
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Kids Bath Paint
- 4 small jars or plastic containers
- 1 cup corn starch
- 1 cup gentle baby wash or kids shampoo
- 4 colors food coloring
- Put 1/4 cup baby wash into each small jar or container.
- Next, add 1/4 cup corn starch into each container and stir with a rubber spatula until the corn starch is dissolved.
- Add a few drops of food coloring into each jar and mix well. Add a little more if you want brighter colors.