Wednesday, October 17, 2012


COURTNEY of once upon a canvas 

 This projects teaches: 
Learning Colors Primary Colors Mixing Colors 

 This project encourages: 
Exploration & Learning Through Play Development of Fine Motor Skills Recommended for ages 12+ months.

Homemade Bath Paints are so simple and inexpensive to throw together (all you'll need are a few things you probably already have around the house, anyway), and they're wonderful to have on hand as an easy learning activity, a welcome distraction for a cranky toddler, or every night bath~time fun for your little ones. 

 What You'll Need: 
mall Containers to store your paints in (recycled baby food jars work well). 
Plastic Paintbrushes (so they won't rust in the bathwater). 
Food Coloring: Red, Blue &Yellow (you can mix any other color from these three Primary Colors). 
Your favorite bottle of clear Baby Bubble Bath. 
 Three small bowls to mix your paints in. 
Three spoons to mix your paints with. 

 What You'll Do: 
Pour a little Bubble Bath into each of your bowls. 
Add Food Coloring (I used 6 drops of each color for each bowl). 
Gently stir the Food Coloring into the Bubble Bath.
 Pour the mixed Paints into your containers, and you're all set! 
 At bath~time, brush a few swatches of each color onto the side of the tub, and let your kiddos loose with their paint brushes to create, learn, mix colors & play to their little hearts' desire ~ well, at least 'til their fingers and toes are all wrinkly.

Oh, and don't worry ~ even though it looks like a disaster of a mess, it's really not. After all, it's just soap.

POSTED BY COURTNEY of once upon a canvas


  1. Oh my goodness I love love LOVE this! Such a great idea and a forever loved activity for kids. I love that you control what goes in the paints too.

    - Sarah

  2. Thanks so very much for sharing this little project of mine, Casey! It totally made my entire week.