Friday, February 24, 2012

Bath Time Body Art

If your little guy is ever like mine, bath time can be a battle. It's so much fun getting dirty, not so much getting clean. I've mentioned in a previous post about B's love for body art. Every project we do ends in painting himself, which leads to the bath. Now, we are bringing the projects into the bath!

Sometimes, I paint Bobo...

I saw a post on Thoughts From the Courage Zone for 25 Things to do with a Wiggly Toddler. We've already done all of the list except painting with watercolors in the bath. As Bobo would rather paint himself with anything, we used the watercolors to paint him. They washed off every surface, including him, very easily.

When Bobo wants to paint himself to become say The Green Lantern or Black Spider-man where the paint is going to cover his whole body, we make bath paints. There are several recipes out there, but through trial and error, I've discovered you don't need to be exact. You just need a few things:

We use cornstarch, food coloring, mixing bowls, liquid body soap and paint brushes. The recipes I've seen say to use clear soap, which is why we used my Celine Dion body wash. The tiny bottle only lasted for one bath, so I tried his blue baby body soap the next evening. It worked great. You just can't make red. Green is the color of choice most often, though, so it works for us.

Body paint in the bath makes bath time so much fun! No more bath battles for us! Now, if I could just find a way to make washing hair exciting...


  1. Thanks for linking up to the Kids Weekly Coop! Body paint is so much fun!

  2. Looks like lots of fun! My son usually ends any painting session with painting himself!

    1. We do, too. Bobo covers himself with whatever we are exploring... play dough, moon sand, mud.


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