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Homemade Bath Paint

Homemade Bath Paint Tutorial
Homemade Bath Paint Tutorial
Part of fostering a great childhood is allowing messes. Some my life’s most memorable moments involved getting messy whether allowed or mischievously behind my mother’s back, haha. One way we allow mess without stress is by letting Jayden paint in the tub. It’s so much fun for him and the cleanup is a breeze.

Homemade Bath Paint Tutorial

I love breaking out the paints and turning on the radio. Doing so usually guarantees that he stays in the tub a while. There are times when he is gung-ho about bath time, soaking until his fingers and toes wrinkle like raisins and other times, he only wants to dip. Offering him something that sparks his creativity keeps him in much longer, which defintely comes in handy on hair days when I co-poo (wash with conditioner only) his hair.

By the time he’s ready to get out, it’s time to rinse his hair and dry off, followed by putting on our favorite hair and body moisturizers – and pjs of course!

Homemade Bath Paint Tutorial

You may be wondering what kind of paint Jayden uses in the tub. It’s a homemade bath paint that I make using Baby Magic body wash. I was actually approached by Baby Magic to join them as a Magical Madness Mom. Baby Magic is a brand that we respect as their washes and lotions are paraben-free and gentle on Jayden’s sensitive skin. As part of my partnership with Baby Magic, I thought I’d share with you, a super easy way to create bath paints using their gentle body wash and simple ingredients from the pantry!

Homemade Bath Paint

Homemade Bath Paint Tutorial
1 Cup Tear-Free Body Wash
3 Tablespoons Cornstarch OR Arrowroot
Food Coloring

Homemade Bath Paint Tutorial

Combine 1 cup body wash with 3 tablespoons cornstarch (or arrowroot) and mix well. Add more for a thicker consistency.

Separate mixture into separate small containers. Rubbermaid’s 1/2-cup easy lid containers are perfect.

Add a few drops of food coloring to each container and mix well.

Homemade Bath Paint Tutorial
You’re welcome :-).

Tell me about one of your messy life/baby moments!

I’ll go first.

This one time, Jayden pooped on me at the Walmart checkout when he was a newborn…

He blew that poor diaper to bits, drenching me and the floor in his Grey Poopon combo!

We will never forget that messy moment!

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Thursday 2nd of May 2013

I think I'll try this soon with my almost-4-year-old. She loves to paint and blows through bath paints like there's no tomorrow. I think I'll use some plastic baby food containers I saved to put our paints in. We have a 1-year-old also and I think she might enjoy these as well to fingerpaint with! Thanks for sharing!

Heather H.

Saturday 6th of April 2013

I'm usually not big on DIY projects, but this looks pretty simple. My daughter loves bath time. I'm sure with this recipe for homemade paint, she'll tune into a prune & refuse to get out of the tub!


Sunday 18th of November 2012

my son exploded at a bagel shop that had the smallest bathroom in the world to get stripped down in [email protected]


Sunday 25th of November 2012

Haha! I can imagine how long it took to get him cleaned up. Hopefully no one had to use the bathroom!


Sunday 18th of November 2012

My messy moment was when my daughter pooped in the tub! YUCK

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Monday 19th of November 2012

My oldest pooped in the tub before. We actually have a home video... totally caught us off guard, lol!


Wednesday 14th of November 2012

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