Bath time is one of our favourite activities at home. Any time there is any kind of water, be it the swimming pool or the dogs water bowl, my daughter is drawn to it and just wants to play in it. We love to play with different foams and bath fizzies. My daughter loves any chance to be creative, get a little messy and colour with whatever she finds! (Permanent markers to be kept in a safe….)
These bath crayons are so fantastic because they so quick and simple to make. They’re also safe and the easiest thing to clean up once we are done. Any time we walk into the bathroom the first thing my daughter asks for is to colour, it doesn’t even have to be bath time for her to ask. The other really nice thing about these crayons is they double as a soap, so you can colour on yourself and get clean at the same time.
This is a fun sensory activity as well as a really exciting way to do a bit of body awareness, and teach our little ones about their bodies. If your little one doesn’t like bath time this might be a really nice activity to do with them, as they won’t have their mind on the bath but rather playing with the crayons.
You can always add an essential oil like lavender or chamomile to help calm and relax your little one just before bedtime. This is also a different sensory element to expose your little one too.
- glycerine soap bar
- Food colouring
- Silicone mould
- Essential oil (optional lavender or chamomile)
- Lip balm containers (optional)
- Begin by melting your glycerine soap (I prefer a plain white scent free glycerine soap as the colour is more vibrant with the white soap). You can either melt your soap on the stove or in the microwave in a microwave safe dish. The cook time depends on how much soap you melting, I did mine in small amounts as I did various colours.
- Once the soap is melted add the essential oil if you would like and add the colouring to the desired colour you would like.
- Once you have added the colour and essential oil quickly pour your soap in your silicone mould or lip ice container (I prefer the lip ice container as I can wind it up and down and put the lid on once done with it).
- When your moulds are filled quickly put your crayons in the fridge to set.
- Once hardened you can remove from your silicone mould or simply wind your crayon up and start colouring!