Parents, do you have a hard time getting some of your children to take a bath? If you do, here’s something that will help get them in the mood, and it’s sure to please! It’s a product made by Viacom International, Inc, and is a kit featuring Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Squarepants!
The bath kit includes:
* Three sudsing soap paints in blue, yellow and red
* One paint palette, with 5 compartments
* One stamper roller
* One SpongeBob Squarepants sponge
How It Works
The three bottles of soap paints contain 4 ounces each, and they have a push/pull top that is super easy to open and close. Each bottle features one of the cartoon characters; blue is SpongeBob, yellow is Patrick the Starfish, and red is Squidward Tentacles.
The idea is to squeeze a bit of the soap paint into the palette, and the child can take the small foam roller (featuring SpongeBob’s snail shaped house), and make designs on their body. Even without the roller (which has a large hole on the handle for easy hanging), the kids can have a lot of fun washing up with the different colors. They can even use the chart on the back of the box to learn how certain colors mixed together can make new colors. The box shows how to blend:
Red and yellow to make blue
Yellow and blue to make green
Blue and red to make purple
Water, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium chloride, cocamide MEA, glycerin, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, glycol distearate, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, fragrance, allantoin, methylparaben, benzophenone-4, citric acid, BHT, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, and may contain red 40, blue 1, and yellow 5 FD&C coloring.
Not only do these soap paints make bath time fun, they also smell good! The blue smells like bubble gum, the red like cherries and the yellow like bananas.
The soap is quite thick and sticks to the roller, or to the skin. Some of my friends children (ages 4 and 6) spent the night with us, and I whipped this out for them to play with. Oh my gosh, did they have a good time! Their body was a mixture of colors! After they were done playing, we took the special SpongeBob oval shaped sponge (with a picture of SpongeBob on the top) and washed the soap off. The water was kind of ugly by the time we were finished!
The kids wanted to run the roller on the tiled walls, but I asked them not to. The directions do warn that the soaps will not leave a residue on a clean tub in good repair, but say that it can stain certain porous surfaces like unsealed grout. You are warned to avoid contact with surfaces that can’t be laundered, like carpeting, painted surfaces, vinyl, wood, or wallpaper for example. Honestly, I don’t know if the grout in my tub area is sealed or not, so we took precautions to avoid the area. I would highly recommend the parents supervising their children while they are bathing with the soap paints.
This retailed for $8.50, but was 50% off at an after Christmas sale, which was a great buy. This kit is recommended for children ages 3 and up.