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DIY Bath Paints

DIY bath paints

Recipe by: Kylie Hinton, M.S., OTR/L

My kids absolutely love this activity! Its an easy recipe and easy clean up. Plus its a fun way for kids to work on fine motor skills and tactile play.


Cupcake pan or Ice cube tray (any divided tray)

Shaving Cream

Food coloring

Paint brushes (optional)


1. Gather supplies

2. Fill each circle in pan with shaving cream

3. Put a few drops of food coloring on top of the shaving cream

4. Mix the shaving cream and food coloring together until mixed well.

5. Have Fun!

6. Can use fingers or paint brushes to paint sides of bathtub.

Benefits of Activity:

  • Fun!!

  • Great tactile activity, paint with fingers

  • Work on pre-writing skills, draw shapes and letters with paint

  • Work on grasping skills, grasp paintbrush appropriately to paint

  • Work on learning colors


I used regular food coloring and neon gel colors, both worked great. Bath paints did not stain bath tub, I made sure to wash bath tub after play. This is a great activity for toddlers and young children!

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Texarkana Therapy Center is a pediatric therapy clinic located in Texarkana Texas. We are committed to seeing our children grow, learn, and excel in all areas of their lives. Our team offers a multi-disciplinary approach through speech, physical, and occupational therapy. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care in a loving and nurturing environment for our patients and families.

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