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June Project of the Month
Tub Paints and Bread Painting

Tub PaintsTub Paints

Now that the warmer weather is here, kids are playing outside more often (and probably getting dirtier!). You may need something fun to help coax them into the bathtub.

Supplies:

  • Liquid baby bath soap (or liquid hand soap)
  • Food coloring
  • Small containers, ice cube tray, or muffin tin
  • Paintbrushes (can also use fingers)
  • Optional: You can add a bit of cornstarch to the soap before mixing the colors to make the paint a little thicker.

Pour a bit of soap into each of your small containers. (I used liquid baby bath soap because I was worried about my 2 1/2 year old getting it in her eyes.) Add a drop or two of food coloring to each container, and mix your colors. Give children paintbrushes, or encourage them to use their fingers. They can paint on the walls of the tub, on themselves, or on bath toys. (Be sure to test paints first on a small area to be sure they don't stain. You can use a bathroom cleaner for clean-up.)

Bread PaintingBread Painting

Making lunch can be fun! Kids can help you make sandwiches with this easy project. (Bonus: You can prepare the rest of the meal while they do this!)

Supplies:

  • Slices of bread on plates
  • Milk
  • Food coloring
  • Small containers or muffin tin and paintbrushes

Bread PaintingPour a bit of milk into each of your small containers. Add a drop or two of food coloring to each container, and mix your colors. Give children paintbrushes, and show them how they can paint on the bread. You can toast the bread if you like after they are done with their edible pictures.

Children's picture books about colors:

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