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Bubbly Lavender Bath Paint

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We were inspired to make a bubbly lavender version of our favorite bath paint by all of the beautiful purple spring flowers in our neighborhood.

Lilacs in bloom

Bath paint is a fantastic way to bring some extra calm to the end of the day. It is easy to make with ingredients you likely have in your kitchen, and will wow your child with the fun factor of getting to paint in the bath.


  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup of your favorite bubble bath
  • Water soluble food or soap color
  • (Optional: you can add essential oil for fragrance if you know how to use them safely with children. DO NOT USE if you don’t know how to make it safe for your kiddo and/or if you don’t know how their skin reacts to essential oil).


Simply mix all the ingredients together and divide into containers before stirring in color. I have used both natural food color and artificial soap color and both have worked well and cleaned easily. (You can find the brand of soap dye I use here).

Use your discretion when doing this—I haven’t used every brand of color out there and can’t ensure you won’t stain your tub. If you’re uncertain, do a test patch first. You should be fine with any soap colorants intended for bath bomb coloring, which is what I usually use.

If you want extra cool parent credit, you can turn this paint into foam. Simply whip it up with an electric mixer before dividing and coloring for a light and fluffy bubble bath paint foam.

I hope this easy bubbly bath paint recipe provides you with as many hours of joy as it has for us. Have fun!

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