With the horrible weather and the lack of daylight being home with a toddler all day can be a terrifying task. I spend hours searching Pinterest for new ideas to try but find many things aren’t suitable for toddlers or contain products and ingredients from America. I should also point out that the least amount of clean up the better – as if we don’t have enough of that to do already!
So today I put Aidan in old clothes and made some bath paint. He took a while to really understand the concept but once he got going he made a right ole mess! The best part? It all washed down the drain with zero effort – I just rain the shower head over the bath and ta da it disappeared. Disclaimer: I did scrub my bath afterwards but I that may be due to my current nesting situation.
So here is how I made the paint:
- 0.5 cups of flour (I used self raising but doubt it matters)
- 0.5 cups of baby shampoo
- 3/4 tablespoons of water
- Food colouring
If your paint is too runny add more flour, or too think then add more water. Wait until you’ve added your food colouring though as mine became very runny after I added it.
Minimal effort preparing. Minimal effort cleaning up. Maximum fun for the toddler!