DIY Bath Paints for toddlers bath times. Fun sensory activity from

DIY Bath Paints

May 23, 2015

I had a go at making Luke some DIY bath paints as he’s so into painting and using paint brushes at the moment. It turns out they were a BIG hit!

They’re very quick and easy to make – perfect for whipping up just as you’re filling up the bath. Read on to find out how to make these fabulous DIY Bath Paints.

DIY Bath Paints for toddlers bath times. Fun sensory activity from

**This post contains affiliate links**

To Make DIY Bath Paints, You Will Need:

Shaving Foam

Food Colouring

Plastic pots (they float!)

How To Make DIY Bath Paints:

  • Mix the food colouring and shaving foam together in a plastic pot and pop in the bath with your little one.
  • Grab some paint brushes and have fun!

Luke adored this activity, it was such a fun thing to do during bath time and he really didn’t want to get out.

DIY Bath Paints for toddlers from
Look at that concentration face!

The paints floated because they were in little plastic containers, which was great for Luke as it kept the activity going for ages. The shaving foam lasted a really long time, even though water was getting splashed into the containers and transferred from the paint brushes.

Luke had a lot of fun painting the sides of bath (both sides!), the tiles, himself and my nose!

There were lots of giggles and it was so quick and so easy to set up.

The bath paints were a huge hit and we will definitely be playing with them again!

Next time I make these, I will be adding more, or perhaps using a different brand of food colouring – just to give it a greater depth of colour.

MummascribblesMy Bored Toddler

Like It? Pin It!

DIY Bath Paints for toddlers bath times. Fun sensory activity from

If you liked this post, you may also like these:


  • Rebecca

    May 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I will be sure to introduce this to my one year old niece she loves bath time and this will make it even better!

    Rebecca xo,

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      May 23, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Yes, it’s great! Luke is 1, 2 in August and he adored them! Xx

  • Lukeosaurus And Me

    May 24, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks, lovely! Luke adored it, we will definitely be doing it again πŸ™‚ xx

  • Sophie @ Mum, M & More

    May 26, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    This looks like a fun idea. M loves painting and bath time, so may have to give this a shot! πŸ™‚ x #toddlerapprovedtuesday
    Sophie @ Mum, M & More recently posted…Making New from OldMy Profile

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      May 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Ohh please let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Tianna

    May 26, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    how fun! such an awesome DIY idea!
    stop by and chat πŸ™‚ β™₯
    Tianna recently posted…The Most Affordable Natural Skincare Brand for Summer (and anytime!)My Profile

  • Beth @ Twinderelmo

    May 26, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    what a great idea!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      May 26, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      Thank you lovely ! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Lukeosaurus And Me

    May 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks lovely, please let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚ xx

  • leandra

    May 28, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Such a great idea, T loved his baths at Lukes age. I love how you used pots that floated, that’s genius x

    Thanks for linking #toddlerapprovedtuesday xx

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      May 28, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you! Plastic pots are the way forward from now on hehe xx

  • Sara@HandyHerbs

    May 28, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Such a simple idea but so effective! Great to link painting and bath time πŸ™‚

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      May 28, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks so much, lovely! Luke had a real blast and we have done it a few times since. He still loves it just as much as he did the first time. πŸ™‚ xx

  • Sadia

    May 30, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    What fun! I admit to having steered clear of bathtime toys because it was hard enough to convince my littles to get out of the water without them!

    Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.
    Sadia recently posted…Toddler Thursday: Why Kids Ask “Why?”My Profile

  • Lukeosaurus And Me

    June 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you! πŸ™‚ Luke used to hate it too, he sometimes goes through phases of loving them and then hating them. πŸ™ xx

  • Chloe

    June 2, 2015 at 6:33 am

    What a brilliant idea!
    I’ve been looking for new messy play ideas for Evie.
    This sounds like fun!


  • Lukeosaurus And Me

    June 17, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you! It’s such fun, hope yours likes it as much as Luke does! xx

  • Toddler Fun Friday #14 – My Bored Toddler

    June 18, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    […] DIY Bath Paints from Lukeosaurus And Me […]

  • Lukeosaurus And Me

    June 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Thank you. Hope it goes well πŸ˜€

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Prev Post Next Post
*Some links on this blog may be affiliate links. Lukeosaurus And Me is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to
%d bloggers like this: