Thursday, April 28, 2011

GCC Recipe Swap

As a young mom, the only peace I got was when my little kids climbed in the bath tub and played with their toys. I'd get a book, sit on the bathroom floor and read while they played. I had the cleanest toddlers in town and I made them take a bath everyday just so I could have a break. One of the biggest tricks up my tub-time sleeve was this recipe for homemade bathtub paints. If you still have little ones and need your own time-out, this should do the trick.

Homemade Bath Tub Paints
  • 1/3 cup mild clear Joy dish washing soap or clear baby shampoo
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • food coloring
Mix cornstarch and liquid soap in bowl. Pour into an ice cube tray, (sometimes I use plastic cups) filling about 1/2 full. Put 4-8 drops of different food coloring colors into each section and mix till blended.

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Kelly said...

Does the coloring stain the tub or walls? We rent and I don't want to mess everything up!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm sharing two recipes again this week.

Betsy said...

Brilliant!! Thank you. I have three little boys--1, 3, and 5--and they, too, are the cleanest kids around. I love this idea.

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea!

Elder Family said...

My three year old son loved this. His word was "amazing." Thanks for sharing.

Cate @ Liberal Simplicity said...

I think you may have just saved my day. I have a two-year-old who's been refusing to sleep and I desperately need a break!