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We recently got this Sesame Street "soap fingerpaint" for the bath. It was three bottles of red, blue and yellow soap with which my DD had a fabulous time painting herself and the bathtub walls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
It lasted all of two nights! And when I read the ingredients I was a little turned off by the number of fake/ yucky components.<br><br>
Anyone have a good natural alternative for this that would be fun and cleansing?
 

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me too! we have these wonderful crayons for the bath that my ds just loves but hte colors hang around on the skin a little too long for my liking and i suspect they are not the most healthy
 

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I have seen recipes for soap crayons where it says to use soap flakes, boiling water and food coloring. Then let it dry out to your prefered hardness. Could you do this with natural soaps? Maybe shred your favorite soap, add the boiling water, add some sort of natural coloring source then let it dry for as long as you want. I've never done this before but my dd has recently "discovered" bathtub crayons and I would like to be able to make them as well. This was what I was going to try! Let me know if this will totally not work<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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Forgot to add that if you wanted fingerpaints then just don't let it dry as long.
 

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we had those sesame street paints, and they smelled so yucky. i guess they were supposed to be banana and blueberry and strawberry? yuck! we aren't getting those again!
 

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I used to squirt some of DH's shave creme on a plate - 3 separate dollops. Then I'd mix food dye in to make a small selection of colors. DD loved it. And it rinsed off the tub and walls (and DD) easily.<br><br>
How natural this is would depend on what type of shave creme you use. And probably on what type of food dye, too.
 

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i don't have a recipe<br><br>
but my whole food store sells natural food coloring, I wouldn't want to add food coloring to a tub, they can stain the tub and the kid I would think, lol<br><br>
you can also get scents by using vanilla extract or other cake extracts, but you would want the kids eating it, lol
 

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We used the "shave creme & food dye" paints for years and it never stained the tub or the kid. And since shave creme is, basically, soap, clean-up was super easy.
 

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good to know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
I think I was thinking of making it, i have stained my finger tips and counter with food coloring, but it does wash up
 

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Oh, now that was true. I ended up using a spoon to mix it. And we always went for fairly pastel colors, pink instead of red, etc.
 

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Hey, lots of replies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Thanks ladies! I will try some of these recipes out. Agreed on the blech factor of the Sesame Street ones... seems like every kid product is fruity-smelling <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross">
 
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