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Get Messy While Getting Clean! Homemade Bath Paints

homemade bath paint

A few days ago I was at Walmart with my boys buying soap and they saw some bath paint bottles. They were so excited about it and begged me to buy them some. But these little 6oz bottles were $3 each! Knowing my boys one bottle wouldn’t even last through one bath so I told them no and promised we would find a way to make our own hoemmade bath paint. So I hopped online and looked around for a homemade bath paint recipe. I found quite a few but the simplest involved using only shaving cream and food coloring so we went with that! I took the recipe one step further by adding a little baby wash so the boys could wash themselves while playing!


  • Shaving Cream
  • Baby Wash
  • Food Coloring
  • Muffin tin

First grab and old cupcake tin and fill each hole with a squirt of shaving cream. Use a craft stick or spoon to even it out in the tin.

homemade bath paint

Next put a few drops of food coloring and a small squirt of baby wash on each pile of shaving cream.

homemade bath paint

Stir the mixture until the color and baby wash is evenly distributed into the shaving cream.

homemade bath paint

And there ya go! Homemade bath paint for around $0.50 TOTAL instead of $3 per color! My kids had a blast and we only used about half the can of $0.98 shaving cream! As they paint themselves the baby wash bubbles up adding extra fun and cleaning the kids all at the same time! Do not worry the food coloring will not stain their skin!

We only use Baby Mantra 3 in 1 baby wash. It is all natural and safe for sensitive baby skin. My son has very sensitive skin so I am very careful about what products I use on him.

Other ideas for this craft:

If you don’t have an old muffin tin you can use small bowls, empty egg carton, disposable plastic cups or pretty much anything that can hold the shaving cream! We made our pan float using a bath pillow because I didn’t want to sit there holing it the whole time and it was easier for them to reach this way. PS they did knock it into the water a time or two lol.

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