Hello! I’m so happy to be guest posting today for Jess while she is snuggling at home with her baby girl and toddler! Congrats, Jess! My name is Emma and I blog at Harper and Will. I’m a mama to Will, who is four, and Harper, who’s two (I use their middle names on my blog). My husband and I have been married for ten years and I work as an intervention specialist at an elementary school. I started blogging in 2013 as a way to document my family’s adventures.
I’m sharing a fun and easy activity for children. My kiddos love baths and painting, so I thought I would combine both and make some bath finger paint. Though my kids love painting, I can’t stand the mess…I’m a bit of a neat freak. So painting in the bath tub works great for me-you just wash away the mess! A win-win for me and my kiddos:)
We typically buy bath finger paint from the dollar aisle at Target but when I came across this recipe from Jenny Collier’s blog, I knew the kids would have a blast with it! I love that I can cheaply mix up a batch of bath finger paints in a variety of colors.
All you do is mix together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, 6 pumps of baby shampoo, 2 teaspoons of water, and food coloring. I put the finger paint in a muffin tin and added different colors in the tins. I stirred each color with the end of the paint brush and voila, many minutes of fun finger bath painting! I think Will and Harper would have stayed in the tub for over an hour if I let them! They thought it was especially exciting since I let them paint in our big tub!
Will and Harper keep asking when they can paint in the tub again! I definitely will make this bath paint again, especially this winter when we’re cooped up in the house. Enjoy!