A quick and easy way to make bath time fun using household ingredients.


  • 1/4c Corn flour
  • Baby shampoo
  • Food dye


  1. Pour corn flour into a bowl.
  2. Slowly add shampoo until you get a paint like consistency.
  3. Divide mixture into containers. I use an ice cube tray
  4. Add a small amount of food dye into each container. Stir to mix
  5. Take into the bath tub with pain brushes and have fun.
  6. Give the child a sponge and the clean up can be part of the fun too


I find this very helpful to get my pre-schooler into the bath when she is refusing to have one. It works every time.

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    • 13 Mar 2014
      12:33 pm

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  • I’m liking the bath paint ideas


  • Definitely looks like lots of bath time fun, I’m not so sure on how easy the clean up will be though. Flour and moisture usually makes glue


  • Fun and cleaning that is the way to go


  • Bath time paint is utterly fabulous!


  • Such a cool idea. I’ve never seen it before!


  • here are the nice colours


  • An ingenious idea; thanks for sharing!.


  • This is a great idea; thanks for sharing and I look forward to giving it a try!.


  • this is another great version of ingredients. thanks for posting this for the mums


  • Bath paints are a great idea !!

    • The cleaning part afterwards I don’t look forward too


  • A simply brilliant idea for bath time.


  • We tried this today and the kids had a ball. My four year old loved it so much he is begging me to do it again tomorrow. It was very easy to clean up. The bath water was a pretty awful colour by the end though!


  • kids would have so much fun playing around with this, thanks for sharing


  • Sounds like fun! Not sure about the mess though!!

    • Messy play is some of the best play – good for creativity.


  • I’ve often wondered if bath paints using food colouring leave colour on the kids (since it always hangs around for days on my hands when I use it for cooking!) Great to hear it doesn’t.
    Will give this a go!


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