Homemade bath soap paint for kids, 2 ingredients: cornstarch and bubble bath

I was about to buy some for my kids to play with in the bathtub when I was thunderstruck by the power of google. I found several recipes, then changed them to actually work and here it is.

use the darker coloured bubble baths so you don't have to add food colouring

use the darker coloured bubble baths so you don’t have to add food colouring

any brand will do

any brand will do

Mix equal parts bubble bath and cornstarch. 1/4 cup of each is enough for one kid in one bath.

The great part about the bubble bath is that it comes pre-coloured so you don’t have to add food colouring. If it’s not dark enough or not the colour your kid likes, add food colouring.

I was apprehensive about adding food colouring in case it stained the bathtub, but it’s mixed in with so much soap that it doesn’t stick.

I gave each kid a cheap paintbrush in turn to paint with. It just wipes right off when you’re done.

Another dispenser option is an empty syringe. Ask for a few free ones at your local drugstore. They don’t have needles in them, they’re just the squirty bit.

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