Make your own Bathtub Paints

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1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
1/4 c hot water
1/2 c cornstarch
3 Tbsp sugar
1 3/4 c cold water
1/4 c liquid soap
assorted food coloring
optional scents

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Stormy Stewart Recipe
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Mio, MI (pop. 12,477)
Member Since Mar 2011
Stormy's notes for this recipe:
Not only will these get your kid into the tub but you will have trouble getting them out.
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you will need a few small food jars work well
Pour ¼ cup hot water in a bowl. Stir the gelatin into the water and let it stand for 10 minutes until dissolved.

Combine the cornstarch, sugar and cold water in a saucepan and stir. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Cook for several minutes, until thick.

Reduce the heat and add the gelatin mixture and liquid soap. Stir until smooth. Allow it to stand until cool.

Divide the mixture equally into small jars. Add a few drops of different colored food coloring into each jar. Close the lids tightly and shake well until the mixture and food coloring are thoroughly combined.

Allow your children to finger paint the inside of the tub, the shower walls and themselves. Close lids tightly to store.
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* 2/3 cup clear dishwashing soap
* 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
* Food coloring
* Small containers (baby food jars are the perfect size)

Here’s what you do:

Mix the cornstarch and dish soap in small bowl. Divide the mixture up into seperate small containers (an ice cube tray would work, too). Then add about ten drops of different colored food coloring in each part of the mixture. Stir it up and let the kids go hog wild in the tub. You can give the kids paintbrushes if you like – or just let them use their fingers.

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user Carla Hurst-Chandler yspyg45 - Apr 21, 2012
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user Carla Hurst-Chandler yspyg45 - Apr 21, 2012
This is such a neat idea...going to try it with my grands :)
user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Apr 21, 2012
wonderful Carla. hope they love them
user Vanessa "Nikita" Milare Kitkat777 - Apr 21, 2012
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