Once upon a time, bath time around here was a gloriously happy and fun part of the night-time routine.
Lately, bath time has become a challenge.
In an attempt to return to the glory days of frivolous and tantrum-free bath times, we made up some bath paint perfect for kids.
What you will need:
It only takes three ingredients.
– corn flour
– something soapy like shampoo or body wash. (We used body wash.)
– food colouring
Simply mix equal parts corn flour to equal parts shampoo or body wash.
We mixed a cup of each together. (This part of the procedure is fun- hello sensory play!)
Then we split the mixture across five bowls and tinted each bowl with a different colour.
The mixture will be quite thick, so add a few drops of water to create a consistency that you are happy with.
If it gets too runny, just add a bit more corn flour.
Put the kids in the bath with a variety of paintbrushes and let them Picasso the tiles.
It smells delicious!
An unexpected benefit I discovered was that The Little Ladybird was SO excited to clean the paint off the tiles.
So my bath actually ended up cleaner than what it was at the start of the activity.*
I’d call that a win!
Best of all, bath time is now fun again.
(I’m also filing this idea away as a rainy day activity.)
*We did clean the tiles immediately after this activity.
Mr Oh Creative Day did bath time one night and left the bathroom without cleaning the paint off (?!)
The grout did go slightly pink but just required a bit of cleaning product.
EDIT: Some people are a bit concerned about corn flour clogging the drains. I found that we weren’t using a large enough quantity for this to be an issue, plus plenty of water is used to wash the paint away. You might like to be mindful of this though!
Fingers crossed that this brings about more bath time happiness!
What works at your place to bring about tantrum-free, fun bath time?