DIY Bath Paints

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

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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.

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    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      May 23, 2015 / 8:37 pm

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

  1. Lukeosaurus And Me
    May 24, 2015 / 11:22 pm

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

  2. May 26, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    This looks like a fun idea. M loves painting and bath time, so may have to give this a shot! šŸ™‚ x #toddlerapprovedtuesday
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    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      May 26, 2015 / 4:03 pm

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

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      May 26, 2015 / 7:05 pm

      Thank you lovely ! šŸ™‚ xx

  3. Lukeosaurus And Me
    May 27, 2015 / 2:11 pm

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

  4. May 28, 2015 / 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

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      May 28, 2015 / 5:46 pm

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

  5. May 28, 2015 / 6:47 pm

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

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      May 28, 2015 / 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. šŸ™‚ xx

  6. May 30, 2015 / 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.
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  7. Lukeosaurus And Me
    June 1, 2015 / 6:33 pm

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

  8. June 2, 2015 / 6:33 am

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


  9. Lukeosaurus And Me
    June 17, 2015 / 8:38 pm

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

  10. Lukeosaurus And Me
    June 18, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    Thank you. Hope it goes well šŸ˜€

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