Shamrock Theme Bath

I know its not St Patrick’s Day yet but I keep seeing all these fantastic ideas on Pinterest and I just couldn’t wait any longer to have some fun with it!

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I dyed the bath green and gave it a fun fruity scent by pouring a packet of lemon-lime Kool Aid into the filling tub, an idea I originally found on Bath Activities for Kids. I dipped our spray bottle into the bath to fill it with green water, then added a couple extra drops of food coloring to make it a darker green.

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Kool Aid was used again to make scented bath paint by mixing it into a bowl of shaving cream, an idea I’ve talked about before in our red themed bath and an idea which also originally came from Bath Activities for Kids. I painted some shamrocks on the wall with the paint then left the rest out in two bowls, one for each of the kiddos. I also made some small shamrocks to line the tub with by rolling three small balls of Kool Aid Playdough and adding a tiny play dough snake stem.

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The favorite activity in this bath was easily the green foil shred which I used to top our jello dig. Earlier in the day I made a batch of lime Jello. At the bottom of the jello I placed flower shaped green gems and some [uncracked] glow-in-the-dark toys I found in the party supply aisle of DollarTree. LittleMan insisted that the foil shred was the symbiote which latched onto Spiderman to make him Black Spidey, and later latched onto Eddie Brock to create the super villain Venom. At first it was really cute watching him recreate the dramatic scene where Spiderman rips the symbiote from himself…after the 8th or 9th time it started getting old.

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SunnyGirl was quite content to spend the bath playing with playdough and painting. Unfortunately she got tired and asked to get out a bit early so this was one of very few pictures I was able to grab of her. After SunnyGirl got out, LittleMan continued to play.

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First he used the spray bottle to wash the symbiote from himself.

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Then he painted. Then he washed the paint off the walls with the spray bottle.

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When he was quite content that he had explored all the available options, I cracked the glow-in-the-dark toys which had been at the bottom of the Jello dig earlier. I’m sorry my camera can’t do it justice but these were FULLY. AWESOME. Throw them into the water and the whole bath just glowed. Its been awhile since we had a full-on glow in the dark bath so I’m thinking it might be time to pull out the old black lights. Until then, Happy [early] St Patricks Day Everyone!

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2 Comments to Shamrock Theme Bath

  1. Melissa says:

    This is all very creative and fantastic, my 3 year old daughter would love it, but something about washing my kid in kool-aid water… was it sticky?

    • suzyhomeschooler says:

      Not at all! You have to remember those packets are made to add to a liter or so of water. When you’re adding one packet to a bath tub with gallons upon gallons of water then it is extremely watered down. There is a scent but no taste and no stickiness.

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