Thursday, September 10, 2009

Whipped Tub Paints

My boys love, love, LOVE the tub. One of their favorite things to play with is colored shaving cream, but it can get expensive. I decided to "whip" up our own colored tub paints to replace the shaving cream in a can. It took a few times trying out different ingredients, but in the end, simple and easy always seems to win out. Plus, these paints smell great and the kiddos get squeaky clean while having fun. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Items Needed:
(1) bar of soap
1/2 c. warm water
Food Coloring
Cheese grater
Food processor
Plastic cups
Electric mixer

1. Take the bar of soap and grate into a bowl.

2. Take the shaved pieces of soap and place in a food processor. Blend until soap is a fine powder. 3. Pour 1/2 c. warm water in to a large mixing bowl. Slowly add 1/4 c. of the soap flakes while beating with the mixer.

4. Continue to beat until mixture resembles whipped egg whites.
5. Spoon soap mixture into individual cups.

6. Color as desired. (I used 2-3 drops of coloring per cup.)

7. Now, GO HAVE FUN!

1 comment:

  1. I was surprised at how easy it was! Really it took me about 5 minutes to mix it all together..and on our grater we have a really fine grate so I was able to skip the food processor step! Lisa had so much fun!