How to Make Your Own Bath Paint

Need a way to get your kids into the bath?  No problem!
Just mix up some bath-time fun with one of these recipes from Angela’s Heartwork!

1. Shaving Cream Fun


shaving cream & food coloring

Photo Credit: Angela Fischesser

You also need a place to put the colored cream. Angela suggests a muffin tin and only three drops of food coloring. She recommends inexpensive gel food coloring.

Photo Credit: Angela Fischesser

And then you can let your kiddos go crazy like this…

Photo Credit: Angela Fischesser

“I will say that this particular brand of shaving cream smells very manly, so if you use it with a little girl, she may want to wash off with something more girly smelling,” says Angela.

2. Homemade Body Wash Finger Paint


  • Tear-free Kids Body Wash by Suave ($1.67) & Food Coloring

Photo Credit: Angela Fischesser

And then let your kids go crazy like this…

Photo Credit: Angela Fischesser

Huge thanks to Angela for these great tips for good clean fun!

gela lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is the mother of a 2.5-year-old son named Lucas. She blogs at Angela’s Heartwork.

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6 Responses to How to Make Your Own Bath Paint

  1. ravyn October 11, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    i LOVE this!!!! tonight’s bath will be so fun. thanks for the idea!

    • Heather October 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

      Yay! Hope it worked out well. Someone suggested this to me a couple of months ago and I sort of filed it away as something to look into. Then I saw it on Angela’s blog and knew I had a vacation coming up, so it was perfect to highlight as a guest post. Can’t wait to try it myself! Hope all is well with you.

  2. Mila Marie April 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Does the food coloring stain the kids?

    • Heather April 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

      According to my friend who wrote the post:
      “To answer your question, no, the food coloring does not stain. It doesn’t stain the kids, the tub, nothing. I think once it’s mixed with the shaving cream, something must happen and it gets rid of the staining problem you get when you just have the food coloring only hitting your skin. ;)”

      Have a great weekend Mila Marie!


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