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During our last bath, post-playing in the sandbox, I decided it would be fun to make some baby/toddler paint! I’d seen the concept thrown around. Someone had suggested it during our bath struggles (6-9 months = screaming bloody murder in the bath). Things have turned around, and bath time is now actually enjoyable (provided he isn’t slipping and cutting open his lip).
So, in my craziness, I figured I’d make my own. I’m not sure if you’ve eyed up the bath paint at the grocery store. But it’s like $8-10 CANADIAN for a little itty bit of I’m not sure what. That just looks like flushing money town the drain. literally.
While, Walter was playing in the sandbox, I checked out Pinterest for some ideas. And, to be honest, I was skeptical. Why? Because my kid + pinterest = #pinterestfail
Let’s Get Real – Bath Paint
Walter is 10 months, and let’s get real, here’s what I’m thinking will go down.
1. He doesn’t have the patience or interest for an entire palate of coloured bath paints. Yes, the Pinterest worthy muffin tin is adorable, but he’s not an artist. He’s a little boy. Therefore, I’m only making him one colour.
2. I don’t want to buy more supplies. This is a whim of the moment experience, I’m using what I got. and yes, that means those over sized baby soaps someone gave me at my baby shower.
Making Baby Bath Paint
Theres a few different recipes, I decided to make it out of soap and cornstarch. I think this basically blubber. But I may be mistaken. Nobody really hashes out what exactly you need to do (or maybe this mom just skimmed those other blogs, being like, whatever, how hard could it be).
- Mix it all together until you get a consistency you are happy with.
- Give to baby.
It’s no so much that I failed at making the baby paint. Because, lets get real. It’s not hard. It’s more like my child failed, just didn’t know what to do with it.
This is the problem. Like our last Pinterest activity, he just totally failed at the activity at hand. He much prefer to do something entirely different. And in this case, he thought the tupperware container of paint was something for him to drink. Silly goose.
Soo… needless to say he didn’t really take to smearing and painting. But maybe I need more attempts? Maybe he’s just not ready for this activity quite yet.
Also, the paint is totally weird, every now and then I fish out a glob of it in the water. Anyways, I should probably go clean out the tub. By gosh, I hope its easy to clean up.