Friday, March 28, 2014

Patriotic American Flag Themed Bath

This Patriotic American Flag Themed Bath is perfect for all patriotic holidays. Flag Day, President's Day, 4th of July, etc. It promotes knowledge for our country and love for it as well. It's also a way for kids to get involved in all of the holiday celebrating.

What you'll need for the bath itself is
- Crepe paper in red, white, and blue (sold at Dollar Tree)
- Bubble Bath (We like Mr. Bubble Extra Gentle)
- Red and neon blue food coloring
- Tape

First, before filling the tub, make and tape up your strands of crepe paper. I did 3 red, 3 white, and 3 blue. Tape them up high enough so that they won't be dangling in the water. Wet crepe paper can get pretty messy, but it makes a delightful decoration for this bath.

Next, fill up the tub and add some bubble bath until you get a good amount of bubbles. Once the tub is full and the bubbles are ready you'll want to add a little bit of food coloring to them. Start with adding some red food coloring to the left 1/3 of bath tubs bubbles. Swish is around the bubbles with your hand to color them all, being careful not to be swishing your hand throughout all the water. It's okay for the water to be colored some, and lots of the food coloring will end up going into the water throughout bath time but right now your goal is just to color the bubbles. Once that's finished, repeat what you just did except with the neon blue food coloring now on the right last third of the bath tubs bubbles.

Now you're ready to make the Patriotic American Flag Bath Paint
For this you'll need:
- Shaving cream (Dollar Tree)
- Red and neon blue food coloring
- A bowl
- A makeup brush or a paint brush

When you make this you'll wanna work kinda quickly so the bath water isn't getting cold and your colored bubbles don't lose again of their color (they won't for a while). Just squirt the desired amount of shaving cream into your bowl and then add a few drops of red food coloring to one side, and a few drops of neon blue food coloring to the other side. Take your brush and marble the colors together, leaving some white. Just like the American flag! The only thing that could make this paint better is if you added some star confetti to it.

It keeps looking gorgeous as it's used!

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