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Home Made Bath Paint

     My children love bath time.  So when I saw a "recipe" for home made bathtub paint, I had to try it.  I was a little leery at first, afraid that the paint (food coloring) might stain the tub, or at least be hard to scrub off.  After reading reviews about it being easy to cleanup, though, I decided I would give it a shot for my kids' sake.

Everything needed is most likely already in your home:

1/4 cup Cornstarch
1/2 cup Baby wash
Food coloring
A pan to put the paints in (I used a muffin pan)

         It's actually really simple to make.  Mix the corn starch and baby wash together until you get a good consistency of a paint like substance.  I ended up using more baby wash than it called for, in order to make it a little thinner and, hopefully, easier to paint with.                    

         Next just scoop into as many spots as you need.


                                     Add 1-2 drops of food coloring into each spot.  Mix completely. 

         I gave the girls a few different types of paint brushes and let them go to it.  They had a blast!  Lilly really enjoyed painting.  She was able to really get into it, without me worrying about her getting things too dirty.   Ashley enjoyed mixing the colors to see what color she would make, while trying to fill up as much of the wall as possible!
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         Overall I though this was a great idea.  It's nice because you don't really have to think about it before hand, since you'll most likely have all the supplies on hand.  I was not really happy with the consistency of the paint, but it didn't slow my girls down.  I thought it could be a little thinner and smoother.   Next time I will use less corn starch and/or more baby wash.  This consistency was more like finger paint, which is fine, just not what I was hoping for. 
         We will definitely have to make this some more.  I'm sure the girls will be reminding me every bath time about it!  The best part about it all was that Ashley was EXCITED to clean the tub up as well!  Less work for Mommy.