Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Bathtub Play, Painting | 0 comments

Have you ever had one of those days where you desperately want to get out of the house, but everything seems to unravel all at once? If not, do you want to swap lives for a few hours 😉 ? Today has DEFINITELY been one of those days! It started off brimming with cheery, optimistic potential (should we go to the library, the mall, or perhaps the zoo or Science Centre?) but somewhere during an hour time span, there was an unfortunate diaper malfunction, my toddler had managed to rub raspberry jam into his hair and clothes, and my three year old decided he just didn’t want to get dressed. Needless to say, the shininess of the day was rapidly fading and being replaced by a dull and gloomy cloud .

My bugs, like most kids, can sense when I’m on edge, and I knew we were in a downward spiral unless I could somehow muster up some energy to turn this day around. Remarkably, I was able to do just that with the help of some homemade bath paints!

Bath Paints

To make the bath paints all I did was fill some small containers with baby shampoo and add a teaspoon of cornstarch and a few drops of food colouring to each one. Then I grabbed a couple of paint brushes, stripped my bugs down, and put them in the tub to paint.

Bath Paints  Bath Paints

Bath Paints  Bath Paints

The boys had so much fun painting the tub, themselves, and each other! Seeing them so engaged, giggling, and getting along with one another instantly brightened my day too :).

Bath Paints  Bath Paints

  Bath Paints  Bath Paints

When they had finished painting, I ran the water and quickly wiped the walls of the tub with a facecloth, while the boys watched with delight as their ‘paint’ transformed into sudsy bubbles.

Bath Paints

I can honestly say my bugs have never turned out so squeaky clean in the aftermath of a painting project! We will definitely be doing this again soon!

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