I also told them they could paint themselves since it's just soap!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
On Monday Brian had marching band so I wanted to do something fun before bedtime. We've never painted in the bathtub before nor have we colored with bathtub crayons before. So I decided it was time to do bathtub painting! It's easy to make. All you need is baby soap, corn starch and food coloring. Mix 1/3 cup baby shampoo/soap with 1 tbsp corn starch. Mix until smooth. Then divide into muffin tins or ice cube trays. I made double as it didn't seem to be very much paint after 1 recipe. Then add food coloring to each ice cube tray to make different colors. You need 2-3 drops in each tray. I ran out of red food coloring while mixing colors. That's why my purple looks so weak!
I guess I stopped holding onto the ice cube tray or maybe I forgot to tell them that they needed to hold onto it when they got paint out of the tray. No more than 2 minutes into our painting, the ice cube tray fell into the bathtub and spilled all the paint out. I fished it out and we managed to get a little bit of color out of the tray but it didn't last long. Here's what our water looked like. Appetizing, isn't it?
Posted by Becky at 4:51 PM