Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rub-a-Dub-Dub...Let's Paint in the Tub!

Finger painting is a fantastically fun, creative, multisensory experience that most children love. But let’s face it – it takes a brave mommy to attempt this one at home. Finger painting is, in its very essence, messy. And nothing takes the fun out of finger painting like a hovering mommy waiting to swoop in on paint-dripping fingers migrating toward the furniture. So here’s a novel idea – what if finger painting could actually make your child cleaner?
This bath tub finger paint is easy to make, and unlike other recipes does not use harsh soaps that could irritate your child’s skin and eyes…
Bath Tub Finger Paint
1/3 Cup No Tears Baby Shampoo (Any brand is fine – I always choose something organic)
1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
Food Colouring
Combine baby shampoo and corn starch in a bowl. Mix well and pour into an ice cube tray (each section should be about half full). Add about 4 to 6 drops of food colouring to each section, stirring with the end of a spoon and making each section a different colour (experiment with mixing colours so you have a variety).
Supervise your child as they finger paint on the walls of the bath tub, or on themselves. Then simply rinse with water, and the mess is gone!

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