Fluffy Bath Paint

Mini Thor used to loooooove taking a bath and wanted to take several baths a day, but suddenly he refuses to take a bath! I don’t know what caused the change, but seriously, little boys NEED baths! They play in the mud and dig in the dirt, find bugs, and collect rocks…being a boy is messy business! I’ve had to come up with a few ways to bribe him to take a bath make bath time more fun! One of those fun things is Fluffy Paint!

These paints are super simple to make; they are just shaving cream + food coloring! A fellow momma to a sensory kid told me she tried this with her little boys (shout out to M.J.) and I just had to give it a whirl!
You can mix them up in an ice cube tray, muffin tin, or in our case the jello Jigglers mold from our “Monsteriffic Jellotastic Movie Night”, pretty anything with sections will do.

Spray shaving cream into each section and add 1-2 drops of food coloring. Stir together the two ingredients and you’ve got fluffy bath paints!

Mini Thor has a blast with these!

They are fun for painting the tub walls…and also adding hair-dos to rubber duckies!

Have some fluffy fun!

P.S. Try some of our those bath time favs…
Like these bath paints
Or have a snow day in the tub!
Or maybe a glow bath like we have done many times. Just put glowsticks the bottom of the tub during a bubble bath!


Color Run!

When I was a teenager, I lived in the Evansville area so when I heard there was going to be a Color Run there I just had to make the trip back home and do it! My mom, sis, and a family friend registered too! Seriously I was pumped. The run took places yesterday and I just have to share a few photos with you. Mini Thor is just so darn cute covered in colorful paint powder!

He was excited as soon as he got up yesterday morning! “Color Run! Color Run!”


We loaded up and headed to Franklin Street at an early 7:00am! And by early, I mean early for everyone else on a Saturday. Mini Thor gets up at 6am every morning so it was no biggie to us.

We arrived and got our color packets! At the start of the run, everyone threw their packet into the air.

Mini Thor (and the stroller) ended up with a good amount if paint on them even before we got moving!


This is Granmomma and PeyPey after the precoloring at the beginning 🙂


And them with our friend (who might as well be family) Dawn!


At the first few points of color being thrown I would ask him if he wanted to be covered up or just put his sunglasses on. He ended up loving it! I was worried with his sensory issues that this would all be too much, but nope, he did fabulously!


After riding in the stroller for the first loop he was ready to get out and join in the color throwing and fun for the second loop!


It was a blast! This was an excellent sensory experience! Lots of sounds and colors to experience!

We were covered in color!




Check out my little sister!

We seriously went out to brunch like this! (Me, Mini Thor, PeyPey, and Granmomma)


What a wonderful adventure!!!


(The event was put on by The Franklin Street Event Association)


Update: If you are wondering about the powder, it washed out if the provided race shirts easily but a couple spots did stain Mini Thor’s white shirt that I had purchased at Walmart for him to wear for the run. Our shoes dusted off easily and it washed off if our skin with no problem. If you are going to participate in one of these fabulous fun runs make sure you bring towels to lay down in your car for after the race. Granmomma’s car seats ended up with some color on them haha. It seemed to dust right off though. Overall, it was totally worth the mess.
(Update made on 4/22/13)