Foamy Bathtub Paint

Foamy Bathtub Paint

I’ve had this very easy bath activity on my list of to dos for a long while now, but I just never seem to come across shaving foam that doesn’t smell like a bottle of men’s cologne (is it just me or does putting your little lady to bed reeking like a can of Barbesol feel weird?)

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But on our latest trip to the States, I came across this one… A shaving cream that smells like raspberries.  While I’d prefer it to be all-natural and unscented if possible, beggars can’t be choosers, so I picked up a couple of bottles.

Tonight before bath time I gathered the shaving foam, some food colouring, a muffin tin, and a few paintbrushes, and we had foamy bathtub paint in no time!

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To make the foamy paint I squeezed a few drops of food colouring into each muffin cup, filled them up with cream, and stirred them up using the paintbrushes.  In hindsight, I should have put the cream in first and the food colouring on top as it would probably have been easier to mix, but it still turned out just fine.

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In addition to making the paints, I squeezed a couple of drops of pink food colouring into the bath water…  Miss G thought it was all pretty special.

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The first order of duty was smelling them…

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And then she dove right in.  She did use the brushes too, but squishing the foam through her little fingers was too much fun not to try.

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After all of the paints had been used up and the bath water was a deep shade of purple, we used our removable shower head to simply rinse the foam down the drain.  While the clean up was very easy, the more vibrant colours did tint our white grout in a couple of places, so that’s something to be aware of.  At the same time, we’ve stained our grout {a little bit} before and it’s just faded with time and eventually disappeared, so I’m not too worried about it.  Especially because it’s all in the name of fun, right?

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8 thoughts on “Foamy Bathtub Paint

  1. fun stuff… I learn a lot of simple fun stuff for tods from you. and I LOVE that you don’t care about the “mess” ..some moms would never allow their kids to make a mess. you’re pretty easy going… I like that.

    1. When it comes to a mess, I totally am! I was one of those kids that grew up outdoors and returned to the house in time for dinner covered in mud with burrs tangled in my hair. :) I think if fun/learning/discovery is involved, mess is no big deal.

  2. Painting with shaving cream is a favorite for my girls :)
    I love how Miss G dove right in with her hands, shaving cream is fun for squishing through fingers!

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