With summer here and the showers few and far between (because a jaunt through the spray park totally counts when you’re hashtag #summerparenting), we’ve had to up our game when it comes to making bath time fun again.
Last year, we had this fun dough from lush that let the kids mold and play while they were in the bath tub, and it came with the added benefit of acting as soap, and encouraging the kids to actually wash while they were in the shower or bath.
When I came across a recipe to make something similar, I knew that we had to give it a try. We made a couple of tweaks to the recipe, added in a bit of glitter – because what’s more fun than glitter in the bath tub (not a lot, let me tell you) – and created something really, really fun.
3/4 – 1 cup Cornstarch
1/4 cup Shower Gel
Using a mixer (because it is faster) combine the corn starch and shower gel, mixing on low, or you will have cornstarch all over your kitchen, mix until combined and a dough is moist and semi formed. Add the glitter and food coloring, and form together, kneading with your hands to combine the dough until you reach the play dough like texture.
Note: Mixing in the gel food coloring is easiest when you first combine the food coloring with the shower gel that you’re adding to the corn starch. You’re going to get less on your hands this way, and it’s going to mix in smoother.
This simple DIY can be created in a variety of colors and scents using different shower and bath gels. When we made the recipe, we used the Honest Company body wash/shampoo from Costco, but for more bubbles, we would recommend using a bubble bath or a shampoo that is more ‘bubbly’ than this brand, because it makes it more fun when you’re in the bath tub.