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Some children are just born natural water bugs while others take on the attitude of cats when it comes to water. If you have one of the anti-bath kids I’m sure you’ve tried bath toys, singing songs, anything just to get them in the bath and get clean!
Does your child hate the bath but loves to color? If your child loves coloring they are sure to love in it in the bath as well. Ivory homemade bath crayons are super easy to make and smell SO good! I love Ivory soap. It’s what clean smells like. Your child can color away on themselves, get clean, and everyone is happy!
Homemade Ivory Bath Crayons
Making homemade bath crayons only takes a few ingredients and before you know it your Picasso will be whipping up a masterpiece in the bath tub!
- 1 bar of Ivory soap
- food coloring
- ice cube tray (I like the silicone ones)
- 2 tablespoons hot water
Grate your bar of Ivory soap with a cheese grater. It’s funny how much your soap will turn out looking like shredded mozzarella. If you have grabby little hands like I do in my house you may want to warn them that it’s not cheese. Otherwise, they will be cleaning their mouth out without you having to tell them to do so. Could be a good thing!?
Once your soap is grated slowly add in the hot water while stirring. The hot water will melt the soap turning into a paste. Stir until all of the soap is melted and blended well.
Add in your food coloring or separate the paste into different bowls if you are dying the soap several colors. Mix your food coloring into the paste. Add more or less food coloring to get your desired color.
Spoon each colored paste into the ice cube try making sure it’s tightly packed. I had to use my fingers to get the tightness I wanted. Your hands will get dye on them so just make sure to wash your hands after handling each color. The dye just washes right off like nothing. I used a silicone ice cube tray so once my bath crayons were hardened I could just pop them right out.
After the dyed soap paste is in the ice cube tray let your Ivory bath crayons harden in a hot, dry place (not in direct sunlight). I let mine dry in the garage for about a week, popped them out, and then them dry outside the ice cube try for a few more days.
The bath crayons smell great and even clean up easily if your little artist decides to draw on the bathtub itself. The bath water changes color too. It’s like swimming in a beautiful rainbow! – Well, I wish it was. More like swimming in the water bowl your swish your paint brush in to clean it. Still SO much fun and smells SO good!
How do you make bath time more fun?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.