We have had some super fun recently at bath time, simply by whipping up some easy peasy bath paint!
A little colour goes a long way and we chose to keep them pastel shades in order to protect both the bath tub and their skin from staining.
Which is a good thing because Pop discovered body art! She was absolutely thrilled to be able to paint all over herself and laughed when I painted pictures on her back and tummy! Cakie saw it as her job to wash her clean again and then a wonderful game of “paint me- wash me” ensued!
Cakie also enjoyed writing some of the letters from her name and painting a picture of daddy, and insisted on using all of the colours in turn and making sure the entire “canvas” of the bath was covered! Washing it clean with flannels was also plenty of sensory, water play fun!
They have since requested bath paints every single night of the week! I am going to have to stock up on shaving cream to store at the ready. A quick, 5 minute preparation and lots of creative fun, that’s so easily washed away and smells gorgeous! Perfect 🙂
creativity: create pictures using a range of media
sensory: explore new materials using all the senses
Cakie: 3 years 5 months
Pop: 22 months
I will definitely be trying this once we get some shaving foam!
The Iowa Farmer's Wife says
We just did this last week and I need to post about it! It’s such a simple and fun activity! And it all washes down the drain! 🙂
I Heart Motherhood says
wow, so cool! We’ll def be trying it *runs off to Tesco*
We don’t have a bath tub at school but definitely this summer we can do this in our pool! Love it!
Tutus & Tea Parties says
So fun! I’d love for you to link up and share at my weekly Pinteresting Party:
I just could not resist. I had a friend post this to facebook! What a fun way to play!
My Oatmeal Kisses says
Love the creativity, and I love your tub! Come see what we’ve been doing this week with the Sense of Taste! http://www.myoatmealkisses.com/2012/02/sense-of-taste.html
Mercy Mathews says
Looks like a great activity for the summer 🙂 I just hope my kids will eventually come out of the tub!
Kim @ Little Stories says
My daughter would have such a great time with this! Thank you for a new idea and a chance to switch up bath time.
I LOVE your blog and all your ideas!! I’m going ot be using it asa resource and i hope you dont mind if i put a link to it on my blog. Becca
JDaniel4's Mom says
JDaniel would love this! What a great way to clean and play!
Sara G. says
Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas on this blog. I pinned this post and it was repined a bunch! I am looking forward to trying this with my little guy. 🙂
i love the idea,,!! just a question, is the little girl holding a glass bottle in the tub? Is is not dangerous?
Thanks so much for this idea – we tried it today 🙂 http://www.emmysmummy.com/2012/06/shaving-foam-paints-bath-time-fun.html
Thank you for putting the ages in the post. That really helps. My son is 14 months old and I think he would enjoy this but I wouldn’t expect him to paint on himself yet so knowing that your daughter was older is helpful!
Lisa Bogaert says
We just tried this today with watercolors & it worked really well. Need to do this again!
I did this last night with my 13 month old and she absolutely loved it. We used a large silicone basting brush – it has long silicone bristles that felt wonderful for body painting!
This was a really wonderful experience, we both enjoyed it so much. Thank you!!!
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