We love finding simple ways to make bath time even more fun. My kids love splashing in the water and playing with bath toys. Some nights we get a special treat like these DIY Citrus Bath Paints. So easy to make and so much fun for the kids. I just loved the smell of the bath paints. I wanted to get in the tub and play too. The kids had a great time and that made me smile.
DIY Citrus Bath Paints
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Scented Bath Paint Recipe:
- castile soap
- food coloring
- citrus essential oil
- small cups
- paint brushes
How to make scented bath paints:
I filled 4 small cups with just a little of the castile soap. I then added a few drops of food coloring. Try not to add too many. Less food coloring seems to keep our DIY paints washable. We did 1-2 drops of food coloring and had no staining of the skin or tub.
One of my children came into help finish up the bath paints. He got the fun job. He added the citrus essential oils to the cup. A few drops to each cup worked well for us. The paints had a great scent but not over powering. He loves any excuse to help with the oils. Him and his older brother argue sometimes on who gets to add them to our diffuser. So being the one to add them to the paints was exciting for him.
I used the end of the paint brush to mix the paints. Mix well with a paint brush or spoon… whatever works for you. Once mixed, it was time to paint!
I started making the citrus bath paint recipe close to bath time. They had a few extra minutes to play before we headed to the tub. I sat the paints by the bath so all 3 of the kids would see them as they got in the tub. They were all so ready to jump in when they saw them.
Little brother who helped make them asked was it time yet and was eager to paint. The other 2 boys were excited to see what we had been dong. They painted the sides of the tub. Once all gone we washed, rinsed and got out. A special bath time activity for some special kids. So glad they enjoyed their DIY paints for some extra bath time fun.
Blair Lonergan says
This is so fun, Megan and Jaime! I need to try this with my boys soon! 🙂