Bath Crayons

Guest Post by Katie Hostetter from Frugal Femina

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I visited my cousin this summer on my way to a wedding. We’re building a house and only have a shower right now, so you can imagine my sheer delight when I saw that she had a bathtub. Not just any bathtub, mind you, but a garden tub. She also had some of the Avon Bath Time Body Paint, which my toddler, Bradley, thought was the greatest thing since sliced fruit. Happy Mama, happy toddler. Can’t go wrong with that arrangement!

Always on the lookout for fun kiddo activities, I checked to see if I could make my own bath crayons. I quickly found a recipe, and we got to cooking!

Supplies:

  • 1/8 Cup of Water
  • Bar of Ivory Soap
  • Grater
  • Food Coloring

Directions:

Fill cup with 1/8 cup of water.

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Grate 3/4 of a bar of Ivory soap.

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Add the water and soap flakes to a bowl, and mix until you have a soapy paste.

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Add 40-50 drops of food coloring. What toddler wouldn’t love making this kind of mess?!

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Mix it together. Doesn’t it look tasty?

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Press into an ice tray or other mold. I used a small muffin tin.

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Allow to dry in a warm place for 2 days. Then grab your rubber ducky and have some fun in the tub! You can write out letters, draw shapes, or just plain scribble. All these activities are Bradley-approved. :-)

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Want more crayon activities? Head over to Frugal Femina to see how you can bring new life to all those broken crayon pieces!

Comments

  1. says

    Ditto on Pam’s comment… I know that straight food coloring can stain (don’t ask how I know) a tub/shower – especially the pre-molded kind. What do you know about this and is there any other kind of food coloring/dye that wouldn’t stain as much?

  2. Holly Nuttle says

    I tried making these crayons, but I can’t get them to actually color on the bathtub. I know some people were afraid of the color staining, but I have the opposite problem!! Can someone give me some tips? I used a WHOLE bottle of red food coloring

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