With the incredible success of my homemade bathtub paints in mind… I decided to go ahead and try to make Bathtub crayons. Same concept… drawing all over the tub and surrounding area…but this way there are no little jars or paintbrushes in the equation.
I do like to think of myself as “crafty” but I am not so crafty that I just have crayon molds lying around the house. So these bathtub crayons will not be as pretty as the ones you will find in the store or even on those super-mom blogs…those ladies are far more crafty than I :)
Notice that my crayons are squared– much like those triangle crayons that my children use so well, I figured having the edges might help their little hands grasp on better in the bathtub.
You will need:
IVORY soap- 3 bars
-Grate 1 cup worth of soap
-Add 5 drops off food coloring to your soap shavings
-Add a few tablespoons of warm water (I would suggest 1-2)
-Begin to mix your food coloring and warm water throughout your soap shavings. Mixing slowly and kneading the mixture until it forms a thick and gritty dough.
-Begin to roll out your dough mixture. **Here is where I split the dough in two in order to stretch out the recipe and make a set of crayons for each of my toddlers**
-Using your fingers, form the dough into your desired shape. In this case– use your fingers to elongate the dough and make your squared edges.
-Place each pair of crayons in the freezer while you work on the next color (about 10 minutes) Then move them to a platter to dry and harden overnight.
-Repeat these steps for each of your different colored crayons. Once they dry and harden overnight… let your little ones get creative in the tub!
Did you try this? How did it turn out? Please share in the comments section below, I would love to hear about it!
I’m going to be honest…a lot of my “creativity” with my kids comes from pinterest. Most of the fun little things we do together originated from someone else thinking the idea was great enough to share (pin). I will always do my best to credit my sources, and for this particular activity all of the credit goes to Meet the Dubiens.
This bathtub paint kept my two toddlers entertained for HOURS! Aside from the occasional battle over which colors belonged to who, this was a great activity for young kids. I just slapped their bathing suits on and let them do their thing! They didn’t even realize I was brushing them up on their colors and shapes along the way ;)
You will need:
Baby Shampoo (clear)
Baby Food Jars (or other small, air-tight containers)
In a large bowl, take 1 cup of baby shampoo and combine it with 4 tablespoons of cornstarch. Mix well and spread into your small containers. I had two boxes of different food colorings so I put less of the mixture in each jar in order to give the kids more colors to chose from. Once the mixture is in your containers, simply add ONE drop of food coloring into each and mix well. One drop of food coloring is plenty and doesn’t stain the tub ;)
Hey there! Welcome to my blog that will have you laughing at my attempt to juggle life :) This blog will not only share my experiences but I will also share recipes, interesting tidbits from my classes, craft tutorials, activities for kids, and so much more!
First- here is a little bit about myself…
I am a mother of 3 beautiful, smart, and crazy kids. My oldest son, MJ is 4 years old. He is the smartest and most kind-hearted child that I have ever met in my life. Next is my only daughter, Kaydence who is 2 years old (almost 3!) and truly believes that she is a princess. She is strong-willed, independent and already knows she will be a “Big Star!” Finally is my youngest son, Jacob. At only 9 months old his smile is infectious and he is the happiest baby in the world. I am married to a wonderful man who has brought out the best in me and I am incredibly thankful for him and the family that we have created together.
In addition to running my household, I am also a full-time student at Florida Institute of Technology. I am currently in the process of obtaining my bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Advocacy. Please don’t make the mistake of assuming that because I attend on-line college that I am somehow taking a short-cut to my degree– the workload of my classes are equivalent to an “on campus” experience.
As if being a full-time mother, wife, and student weren’t enough I am also self-employed as a shop owner on ETSY. Doing crafts provides a creative outlet for me and also allows me to bring in additional income (which never hurts with 3 growing children!) When adjusting to life as a stay at home mom I initially believed that I would have endless amounts of time on my hands to run my shop but I have quickly learned that is not the case. During the Christmas season I found myself staying up until 4am working on orders, waking up at 7am with an infant and using every spare moment (that my children allowed) working on constructing my customers holiday orders… all of this was in addition to my school work and household responsibilities.
I hope at this point that you understand just how busy I am and the truth is… I have only scratched the surface. I try to find humor in every situation and I look forward to sharing my hectic, hilarious, AMAZING life with you! My hope is that someone out there gets a good laugh and maybe even finds the inspiration to take on just ONE more task ;)