Brother was still sleeping and she said, "Let's go ahead and get started, mom. Ok?" How could I say no?
The tutorial said to use grated soap. I wasn't about use a cheese grater for this, perhaps I should have, but I think it would have had the same, sad results!
Ohh la! la! It is grated up! It smelled wonderful! So, I added the rest of the bar.
Brooke said she wanted to taste it. I had to remind her it was soap, not food!
I wanted to make purple first. So I added some water (as directed) with red and blue food coloring and got...
So I added more red and gave it another whirl..
I checked on it and it looked like something died in there and bled all over the grayness.
I threw in the towel here. Mine looked NOTHING like the stuff in the tutorial. I'm a very competitive person and don't usually give up, but there are some things that you just can't win! Stupid bathtub puffy paint pooey! Brooke insisted it was ok though, so I blobbed it into a baggie for her and we moved on to Plan B.
(anyone need a baggie of shredded soap?...)
EVERY one should have a Plan B. So.. out came our handy dandy dollar store muffin tin, the shaving cream, food coloring, and foam brushes.
Someone joined us for this one! Someone who isn't a fan of getting things on his hands- lol!
I used 6 drops of color for each cream puff (so if I mixed two colors to make another color, I only used 3 of each.. you follow?).
We made yellow, red (pinkish), orange, blue, green, and teal. Purple didn't get a second chance today.
I snipped a corner off of the "purple" bag of nastiness and tried to squirt it onto the wall. It fell onto the soap dish like a big lumpy turd with food particles in it. The turd did spread well on the wall though and Brooke had fun with it!
See?! It does look a little purple-y afterall!
Benjamin had fun, but lost interest long before his sister did.
When you are done with the wall "canvas"... your body becomes one apparently!
While she played, Benjamin and I did this:
She sneezed and got shaving cream in her eye. LOL
I do suppose using liquid watercolors like she did in her tutorial for the puffy paint would be a wise thing. It would also be wise to not use a WHITE towel to clean up. Oops.
Even though the bathtub puffy paint was a big, fat failure, Brooke and I still had fun and she enjoyed it! I also now have another reason for needing a food processor since my blender didn't hack it! So glad our Plan B worked.. we had fun!