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Spray Paint Bubble Bath

Spray Paint Bubble Bath | Mama Papa BubbaGracen absolutely adores special baths.  So much so, that tonight while eating dinner, she was already requesting something fun.  “I want a really, really, reeeeeaaaally special bath tonight.  Soooo special please, Mama.”  I was drawing a bit of a blank at the time, so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and found this post by Growing a Jeweled Rose.  Simple, fun, and I knew Grae would love it as it’s so similar to the snow spray painting activity we did this winter.  

IMG 8038While we didn’t have liquid watercolours on hand, all I did was collect a few spray bottles, fill them up with a little warm water, and add a few drops of gel food colouring to each.  I was going for vibrant colours, but if you want to ensure that the colours don’ stain your grout and child, you may opt for just one or two drops instead (or just avoid red/pink as it’s the only one that ever seems to stain!)

IMG 8041Then I filled up a big tub full of bubbly water using a bubble wand from Lush.  Gracen started spraying the bubbles before even getting into the water, and the results were gorgeous – bright, colourful bubbles that had an airbrushed feel to them.  

IMG 8045When ready, she hopped into the water and continued her masterpiece.  The fun part was that as she moved around in the water, more white bubbles were uncovered, so there was always a great blank canvas to paint.

IMG 8055Simple spray paints were such a fun addition to the traditional bubble bath.  And though I may have been a little over generous with the food colouring, the good news is that our grout is only slightly tinged pink – everything else washed off with a quick rinse with the shower head. ☺

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Foamy Bathtub Paint

Foamy Bathtub PaintI’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?)

IMG 5602But 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.

IMG 5603To 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.

IMG 5607In 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.

IMG 5609The first order of duty was smelling them…

IMG 5621And 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.

IMG 5615After 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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Two Ingredient Bath Tub Paint

2 Ingredient Bath Tub PaintTonight Gracen and I whipped up some insanely easy “paint” to amp up this evening’s bath time fun. The best news? It only contains two ingredients.

IMG 1117Before getting started, we rounded up a few things… Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap (ours is almond scented), some traditional liquid food colouring, a couple of paintbrushes, and some paint containers. 

IMG 1119With our materials gathered, we got started by pouring some of our liquid soap into our containers.

IMG 1120Next, Gracen squeezed a few drops of food colouring into each.

IMG 1124And gently stirred the colour into the soap.

IMG 1125That’s it!  Less than two minutes later and we were ready for bath time.

IMG 1131IMG 1130IMG 1139Once in the tub, Gracen happily painted the tiles with “numbers” and “zigzags” using her homemade paint.  It was a messy, drippy, bubbly good time.

IMG 1153Another perk? We ended up with a blue and purple bubbly tub full of water.

IMG 1157And a squeaky clean toddler who smelled deliciously of almond.

When it came time for bed, we took the shower head down, gave the tiles a rinse, and watched all of our designs melt down the drain with almost no effort.  I must admit, our white grout is tinted slightly pink and blue in a few places, but meh – it will fade with time. All in the name of good fun. ☺

Two Ingredient Bath Tub Paint

  • 4 tablespoons of Dr. Bronner’s pure castile liquid soap
  • 3 – 5 drops of liquid food colouring

Measure out soap. Add food colouring. Stir.

Have fun!

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