Rainbow Bubble Bath

March 08, 2012
By now many of you are familiar with our wild and wonderful themed sensory baths.
 I really love creating these for Rosie and Jewel.  With another holiday comes the opportunity to create yet another fun bath! 

Rainbow Bubble Bath with Treasure Hunt
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The first thing I did to create this bath was fill the bottom of the tub with treasure.  I used gold and green coins, necklaces, and shamrock gems, all of which I purchased at The Dollar Tree.  Then I filled the tub with heaps of bubbles.   I find that most bubble brands work equally well, so I actually use the cheaper stuff and just use A LOT of it!  Then I spray painted a rainbow on the bubbles.

Rainbow Bubble Bath with Treasure Hunt

To do this I used washable liquid watercolors.  I purchased mine here, and I find them to be well worth the initial investment.  Rosie has used watercolors in so many ways and uses them to spray paint the bubbles during her bath often.  If you don't have liquid watercolors on hand and want to recreate this you can use food coloring.   The colors just won't be as vibrant.  

I also decorated the bathroom wall with foam shamrock cut-outs.  Foam shapes "magically" stick to the bath walls when wet .  They basically act as bath stickers that can be used over and over again.  

Rosie was so excited to see a rainbow in her bath!  When first getting in she was fixated on the rainbow itself.  We talked about all the colors as she pointed to each one.   Then it was time to hunt for the treasure. 

Rainbow bubble bath with treasure hunt

Rosie had a blast finding the treasures at the bottom/end of the rainbow. 

This bath was fun, easy to create, and everything washed right down the drain after play. 

A Few TipsThe watercolors did not stain the bath or Rosie's skin.  They are washable.  However, if you ever have any residual coloring from a fun bath activity fill a spray bottle with bleach, grab a sponge, and that should do the trick.  This has always worked for us.

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Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!