Bathtub Finger Paints
What you will need
1/3 cup baby shampoo or baby bath soap
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
Ice Cube tray or muffin tin
Mix shampoo or bath soap with the cornstarch in a small bowl until incorporated.
Divide mixture into equal parts into the tin or tray.
Add 1-2 drops of food coloring into the different sections of the tray or tin and mix with a spoon.
Jack played with the Finger Paints for about ½ hour and asked if he could still paint, I emptied the tub twice to keep him warm.
We have a white bath tub and wall and I took a picture of what it looked like after Jack painted for about 45 minutes. It is really easy to clean up. I would suggest a dark wash cloth for them to wipe the tub, walls and themselves so they can “erase” as they go along. I did move the floor mat by the tub and put a towel, because I was worried that it might stain the mat. I would suggest that you stay away from really dark colors, we paint a lot in the tub, we made purple and it did not come off so easy on Jack. It looked like he had bruises on his ribs. If you do a darker coloring add a drop to a tablespoon of water and add it to the shampoo/bath soap and stir. It won’t be as dark, but it will wipe off much easier.
This also works as great finger paint for outside of the bathtub on Finger Paint paper too.
Kristen Kanoski was a professional nanny for 20 years. She is now a full time mom to her son Jack but she still stays involved and in touch with her colleagues in professional nanny field. She also has a blog Beyond Bottles She is also an independent consultant for Tastefully Simple
You will be seeing alot of Kris and Jack on Creative Nanny Wednesday. They are going to be one of our “Nanny Craft Testers” If you would like to get involved as one of our craft testers email Glenda(at)regardingnannies(dot)com
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