Budding artists? I'm definitely raising those. Unfortunately for my house and me, a lot of that paint ends up on the artists, the walls, the table...you know. You've been there. Painting always ends up with a bath. So, why not combine the two, and let the kids paint in the bath? Here's our favourite way to paint the tub, without the nasty ingredients that are in the store-bought bathtub paint options!
Here's what you'll need:
-1/2c Beauty From Bees Bubble Bath
-ice cube tray, or other divided dish
Here's how it's done:
1. Mix together the Bubble Bath and Arrowroot.
2. Add the water - you can eyeball this and add less or more depending on how thick you want your paint to be.
3. Split the mix into your divided dish - we use an ice cube tray and it's a great size
4. Add a few drops of colouring to each of the sections
5. Get messy!
The beauty of this paint is that it's so gentle on the skin, and washes clean off with minimal effort. My kids paint the walls, each other, the tub, and then we just wipe it down with a wet cloth and start all over again. If you're careful, the paints can be used again, but they're so quick and easy to make, and my tiny artists usually end up sticking their fingers in, mixing up all the colours, and dumping it into the tub to make some kind of rainbow mess. They're happy, they're clean, and I'm not left with yet another masterpiece stuck to my fridge. We may never go back to paint on paper again!
Kelsey Kitt is a work-at-home-mom of three in northern Alberta. When she’s not chasing kids around, she is also a freelance copywriter, wine lover, and digital content creator. You can follow her and all her family’s adventures on Instagram at @mommydoesntlie