Bath Paints

My nieces are 3 and 4 years old, and I was trying to find something fun and easy to do for them for Christmas.

Enter Bath Paints!

This is pretty easy to do, and serves many roles. I highly encourage anyone who has kids on their shopping lists, to add this activity!

It is fun for the kids, gets them clean, AND gets the tub clean! I may have to use these myself…

I did change the instructions from the woman’s post. They seem to work either way.

Supplies Needed

  • Baking Soda
  • Corn Starch
  • Food Coloring
  • Kid’s Shampoo
  • Traveling Shampoo cases


  • I started off with the corn starch and baking soda separate, then decided to combine them when I was adding them to the bottle. The cornstarch by itself will yield a smoother mixture, and the baking soda will have a grainy jello consistency.
  • You add the shampoo, cornstarch, baking soda, and food coloring in a bowl.
  • We put the mixture in a Ziploc bag and cut the corner out to squeeze them into the travel tubes.
  • And then you let the kids play!
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All the supplies.

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This is when I had them separate. I love watching food coloring do it’s thing.

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All my colors.

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I made quite a bit. My eyeballing didn’t go over so well. I just put any extra back into the empty shampoo bottles for the rainbow effect. We did only use 2 of the 3 shampoos we bought. The one on the left is still just plain shampoo.We put the corresponding colors in the tubes to make it fun for the girls to “paint” with.

Both of my nieces love to draw so hopefully this goes over well!

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