Bathtub Finger Paints Indoor Activity - FamilyEducation

Bathtub Finger Paints

Create these easy homemade finger paints for the bathtub, and let your child paint while he bathes.

Activity for an individual child

Age group: 18-40 months

Duration of activity: 15 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons liquid soap
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Food coloring

Most toddlers love to get messy. What better place for a messy activity than the bathtub?

  1. Mix all ingredients together for each color and store in covered containers. Mixture will last for a few weeks.
  2. Let your child use the paints to paint on his body or on the tub tiles. When bath time is over, the paint will rinse away.