Bath paints are FUN FUN FUN!! Often however, they contain soap, which is no problem for most kids, but if your child is like mine and has sensitive skin, this is a great alternative – that can be used every day – FUN FUN FUN!!


  • Corn starch
  • Water
  • Food Colouring


  1. Add equal parts of corn starch and water, mix well.
    For a fun bath I used about 1/2 a cup of each.
  2. Divide into smaller containers, or like we did - use an ice tray - as it has great little separate compartments!
  3. Into each container (or compartment) add a little food colouring. A little will go along way, I literally dipped a toothpick into the food coloring and then into each compartment. Stir Stir Stir!!
  4. Your bath paint is now ready. If you make it in advance it may need a stir before using as the cornstarch settles.


After we played in the bath I was completely able to spray it all off, you may want to be careful around grouting, and if you are worried, test some first, before the artist arrives.

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  • Emma Owl
    • 13 Nov 2014
      3:30 pm

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  • I never tried this. Thanks for sharing.


  • What an ingenious way to get kids to enjoy bathtime.


  • So simple and clever. I needed this many years ago.


  • This would have been wonderful for when my children were younger. Thanks for your sharing article.


  • This is so clever, I didn’t even realise you could do that with corn starch!


  • I bet it doesn’t’ stain like the bought ones


  • wooooh who could have thought!… love it totally.


  • Looks like fun for the kids, not so much for mum once they are done


  • What happened if you don’t wash it off properly? Just thinking incase it gets somewhere and I miss it when cleaning up.


  • Wouldn’t this dry and set hard on the bath? So I’ll have cleaned the kids and have to clean the bath!? Not sure I’m keen on that


  • This looks like so much fun. Don’t think my husband will be impressed though.

    • Showed my husband, he isn’t happy about me wanting to do this one. Haha.


  • Would the dye stain your bath though?


  • Thanks SO much for this. I’ve seen some products like this in stores but they always have a ton of nasty chemicals in them so I never buy them.

    • These have great ingredients and you know what is in them


  • So simple and kid friendly my three will love it thankyou.


  • Oh I wish I knew this recipe when my girls were much younger as I think they are a little too old to enjoy this.


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