Monday, March 22, 2010

Bathtub paints

Carter is loving bath time and I'm all about it too.  I'm trying to get him comfortable enough to lay on his belly and he's doing quite well!  We're signing up for swim classes in our town for April and I'm crazy excited for it.  They are pretty cheap and good timing with my work schedule. ..... back to my point.... I've been trying to extend Carter's time in the water as much as possible so he will love swimming this summer at our place at the lake or the beach.  I made some really cool bath paints for him from a recipe that I found at "Children's Learning Activities" blog.  It was free b/c we had all the supplies on hand.  It's pretty easy to clean up as long as you don't let it sit and dry.  It hasn't stained anything yet, but we move our white bathroom rug, and white shower curtain out of the way just in case :)  Sorry for the poor picture quality.  Phillip's BB phone doesn't have the best camera. 
(I do have to mention that I have to make sure little man is rinsed REALLLLLY well after using this or his eczema acts up.... just a "note to self"...)

Here is the recipe, courtesy of the above mentioned blog:

1 T cornstarch
2 T liquid soap (shampoo, body wash, etc)
food coloring
Mix cornstarch and soap together. I usually double or triple the recipe. Then add a few drops of food coloring to get the desired color. Last time I did it I did 2 T cornstarch and 3 of soap and it turned out fine.


The Russell Family said...

How fun! I can't believe what a big boy he is getting to be! :-)