06 October 2008

More Mad Baths

TUB PAINTS | GET THEM CLEAN. GET THEM CREATING.



Before yesterday's bath, we stirred in the following ingredients into each hole of a muffin tin:

2 T. cornstarch
1/3 C. liquid soap
Several drops food colouring
Smidge of water to get a good paint consistency



Next, we added child to warm bath water and supplied brushes.








We were careful to use hypoallergenic soap which was foreshadowing for the body painting that quickly followed the tub tile masterpiece.



PRESSURE WASHING
You know that crazy-sharp-pulsating setting on your shower head that you never know what to do with? Our little clean up fiend thought that using it to pressure wash the artwork off was almost as fun as creating it in the first place.

Original Mad Scientist Bath here.

16 comments:

Mammagiramondo. said...

I just discovered you from Crafty Crow, reading about the wonderful idea of bath colors. I'm an italian Mom of a 3 year's old little traveler and it was nice reading on your blog that you read our same book and you love travel. Just in case you're gonna plan a trip to Europe or somewhere else, I will love to give you some good tips about good place for kids.. They are great traveller, you probably know, with their curiosity, exiting about also the little things. We're going to make some great travel in the next months, if you like to read about us, come to visit my blog (you can click on the english flag to have a translation).
It was nice to know your blog and I hope to hear you soon.
Kisses from Italy.
Daniela

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

Love the bath paint idea!

Cracked up at, "You know that crazy-sharp-pulsating setting on your shower head that you never know what to do with?" because I was thinking folks knew what to do with that crazy pulsating setting!

Kimiko said...

Quick question - does the food coloring in the tub paints stain the tub or grout? I know the ones we buy at the store seem to stain the grout, although it wears off after a while. Is that the case with these? I've seen recipes for tub paints before, but have been nervous that the food coloring would stain things forever.

hula talula said...

Hi! Love this idea! Thanks for the recipe. I was wondering if you would mind if I added a link to your post on my blog? I've never done this before so I'm not sure what the proper etiquette is for linking. I'd also like to use your beautiful image of the paints in the muffin tins to link back to you if that's O.K. w/you. Thanks!

craftydabbler said...

My daughter is loving this right now. It does stain the grout a little bit, but I bet if I put a bit of bleach on a cloth and press it against the grout it will go away lickety split.

Amanda @ www.kiddio.org said...

What fun, Jackie! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Jackie said...

Daniela, you have a sweet, sweet blog. Thanks for sharing! Indeed, you've found a fellow traveller at heart. And we can't wait to get back to Europe! With child this time. The last time we were there, we were practically kids ourselves.
; )
I look forward to following your travels in the meantime ...
: )
Jackie.

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by Paper Dolls. Let me know if you know of any other uses ...
; )

Jackie said...

Kimiko, it's such a good question. I haven't had any staining from this activity. I have from those store bought crayons though. Eventually it wears off. Perhaps it depends on what kind of sealant one has on the grout? Perhaps test it on a small area first? Sorry I can't be of more help...let us know if you decide to brave it ...
: |

Jackie said...

Please, Hula Talula, feel free to link back here and share the love. And use one of my photos ... no problem. Thanks for your interest and thanks for stopping by. It's good to see you.
: )

Jackie said...

Crafty Dabbler, thanks for the bleach tip ... of course! Glad to hear you guys are having fun!

And I'm looking forward to spend some time on with your blog ... beautiful!

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by Amanda ... I LOVE Kiddio! I'm a big fan!
: )

on the eastern journey said...

I've been wanting to do paint in the bathtub, but couldn't find any products like this in China. Thanks for providing the recipe.

Miss Muffin said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. My daughter had a great time yesterday when trying these!!! I put a link to your post and blog in my post
http://muffinsnmore.blogspot.com/2009/02/bath-fun.html

babiesforRuby said...

I found you from my friend Asteroid B612. I will have to try these with large poster brushes. Looks like great fun. We've been using finger paints in the bathtub...same idea. One of them leaves a slight stain on the tub...but scrubs off when I really clean the tub with scouring powder.

My Love is..... said...

thanx for this great idea... we loved it so much that I have blogged about it. Thanx for the inspiration.

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