What to do with your sick toddlers who don’t want to do anything but be miserable and drive Mom crazy ;-)
Hop on Pintrest of course and find something new, fresh and fun…
After looking around at my Kid Activity board I saw finger painting. I haven’t really given this a shot because I always thought it would be more hassle than it is worth to finger paint with 2 toddlers on my own and constantly having to keep the paint away from their eyes and mouth.
Well, I came across these bathtub finger paints and I was curious, it seemed safe and simple enough! Do my kids need a bath…YES! Is this safe and fun…YES! I was all over this! (it ended up being all over them too lol)
Here is the recipe: (enough paint to fill an egg carton)
9 teaspoons of flour
9 teaspoons of warm water
4-6 drops of baby shampoo
1-2 drops of food coloring (each paint color)
Empty and washed egg carton, with the top ripped off (you can use any containers)
*Mix the first 3 ingredients together, if it is too liquidy add a little more flour to get the consistency you prefer
* Divide the mixture up into as many colors as you want (I put a little in each egg slot)
*Add the drops of coloring to each egg slot & mix with toothpick (add as many drops to get the desired color)
*Place the paints and your undressed Toddlers in the bathtub and let them go to town :-)
This was perfect! It was something different to do, it took up some time in the day, they loved it and we got their bath done at the same time (after they were done painting of course ;-) ) Believe it or not they never even tried to eat it and it didn’t go near their eyes (even though these paints would of been completely fine to do that)…mommy worries for nothing…but I am pretty sure if it was paint you didn’t want them to eat, that is exactly where it would of wound up.
Sorry I don’t have any pictures because I decided to completely undress my kids no diaper and all (which I realized was a mistake as soon as I saw my son paining certain parts of his body lol, I suggest leaving the diaper on) and it ended up with “inappropriate” pictures to share. Maybe next time I will be a little wiser.
Give it a shot, it is completely safe and I guarantee your child will love it…I mean making a mess, in the tub…absolutely!