Friday, July 6, 2012

Themed Bath Thursdays

We've done fun bath stuff before, but I was TOTALLY inspired by Growing a Jeweled Rose's Sensory Bath Ideas, that I decided to dedicate one night a week to making bathtime EXTRA special! Thursday's are usually our least busiest night of the week, so Themed Bath Thursdays were born!

We've been doing this for 5 weeks now and we have ALL been having a blast! I love creating them and watching L and even little B play in them, and L of course loves to be suprised by his Thursday bath. Before bathtime, I close the bathroom door to create his special bath. He knows I'm doing it, but he can't peek inside until the bath is full and everything is ready. It is SO fun to watch him bust through the door and see the suprise on his face, and then you should see how fast this boy gets naked on Thursday nights. It's only a little extra prep and cleanup time and has been so worth the memories and the fun that we've been having.

Glow in the Dark Theme
LED balloons, which I found out afterward are dangerous because if they pop, the LED becomes a projectile...bummer. We'll be making our own next time by simply putting glowsticks in the balloons. I also used glowsticks, glow in the dark aquarium rocks, and glow in the dark Easter eggs (small glowsticks in the eggs). And I would have put up our blacklight but I couldn't find it.

Ocean Theme
Fingerpainted ocean scene (my stepson painted it and really loved helping with this one),
freehanded foam fish, blue water (food coloring),
 seashells and ocean animal toys

Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint Theme
Shaving cream mixed with washable paint in rainbow colors, a layer of shaving cream covering the top of the water sprinkled with food coloring, painted rainbow, and draped rainbow yarn on the curtain rod.

Chocolate "Mud" Theme
We celebrated International Mud Day (June 29th) a little early by having a chocolate "mud" bath! Technically it wasn't a "bath" since we didn't run the water until we cleaned up the "mud." Even little B got in on this one. The mud being chocolate pudding...both boys were in heaven! L said that was the most fun he's EVER had. It was super easy to cleanup...just some warm water poured over it with a cup. They painted with it...and ate a bunch too! haha

Squishy Bath
My stepson is here for the summer, therefore MUCH MUCH more TV watching has been going on in this house and the commercials have been popping up for this stuff called Squishy Baff. At the kids insistence, I bought this stuff at Walmart. You sprinkle this stuff in the bathtub and the whole bath turns into a big thick "slushy." When your done, you sprinkle the other bag (salt) and it dissolves and goes down the drain. While L was in the squishy bath, I was looking at this stuff thinking "this is NEVER going to go down the drain!" so I looked up some consumer reviews on my phone and I read so many negative reviews about this stuff that I started to get really worried about draining it. However, luckily it went down the drain just fine for us. We did have to add a bit more salt, but no problems after that. A few of my friends said it looked the the stuff in disposable diapers. That may be true, but even if it was, this stuff was fun and easy to clean up so it was a win win for us. 

Stay tuned for more Themed Bath Thursday fun!

and don't forget to check out Growing a Jeweled Rose's Sensory Bath Ideas!
They are amazing!

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  1. Oh, I love them all!! The chocolate mud bath was a great idea. I tried using real mud, and lined the tub with plastic sheeting for International Mud Day. I didn't anticipate the bag ripping, but guess what? LOL I am sure you can imagine how the rest of that story goes. I can not wait to see more of your baths! Thanks for linking back to me too :)

  2. What a fun idea. I never would have thought of that. I'm excited to give it a try.

  3. My boys love having ball pit baths. We dump the whole container of balls into the bath and they have a ball!

  4. I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!! Going to start it on payday :)
    YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I've been wanting to do themed baths ever since I saw them on Growing a Jeweled Rose too! Good for you making this happen! They look like so much fun. I'll have to make one happen.

  6. These arwe awesome. I especiallyu like the shaving foam paint idea.

  7. looks like great fun, your newest follower

    would love it if you could share this on my link party that starts on a Saturday-thurday

  8. Oh my gosh-love this idea!! I am saving this for when my baby gets older. Right now every bath time theme is "splash." :-)

  9.'re and amazing mom..all these ideas are so cool!!!!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  10. Oh My Gosh! i love you! why weren't you my mom? lol just kidding. Love your bath ideas!

  11. Such great ideas! Quick question tho, doesn't the food colouring dry there skin?

  12. Do your children have sensitive skin. I'm just thinking that my daughter would not be able to use a lot of these products---any other ideas for food coloring or stuff for kiddos with really sensitive skin? LOVE the creativity.


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