Frosty Soap Painting - FamilyEducation

Frosty Soap Painting

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

Laundry soap and food coloring make a stiff, sudsy paint for your toddler.


  • 1 cup powdered laundry soap
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Electric mixer or wire whisk
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Heavy paper or cardboard


  1. Beat or whisk cold water and laundry soap together until stiff.
  2. Add food coloring or leave white if using colored paper.
  3. Paint with a brush or use as fingerpaint on heavy paper or cardboard.
  4. Let dry flat.