This bathtub “paint” is washable, does not stain and will help you clean your tub!
- 1 Cup of Dish Soap
- 1/2 Cup of Cornstarch
- 1/2 Cup of Water
- Dye – we used food coloring
- In a saucepan, mix the cornstarch into the cold water until it is dissolved—it should still be a bit pasty, but not clumpy. Then turn up the heat and bring the cornstarch water to a boil – stir constantly to make sure there are no chunks.
- Add the soap and mix, heating on medium temperature until just boiling. The soap should have a gel-like consistency as it cools.
- Add food coloring.
We have found that food coloring has the best results, but have also used tempera paint, really anything water-based should work fine to color the cornstarch/soap base.
- Store your paint in an airtight container. The paint will separate slightly when stored, stir well before use. Test the paint on a patch of your tub to ensure that your food coloring does not stain – and have fun!
I used the antibacterial scented hand soap, but whatever you use, know your kids will coat themselves with it—so be sure to pick something you know they don’t have a reaction to.