Skip the store-bought face paints, and try this homemade face paint recipe that’s guaranteed to brighten-up any rainy afternoon or playdate.
Kids will love mixing up their own colorful make-up, and you’ll love the ability to adjust the quantity and colors to your needs.
Our tip: Let the kids paint themselves!! Sure mom is an artist, but really, the fun is in painting yourself!!
Really want to impress?!? Add some glitter, or a little powdered eye shadow into the mix, for that extra BLING! Or try adding a little cocoa powder for some brown face paint, the next time your child wants to dress-up as the dog!! Too fun!
Cornstarch and Cold Cream Face Paint Recipe
- 4 tsp cornstarch
- 2 tsp water
- 2 tsp cold cream
- Food coloring
- Get out 4 small bowls.
- In each bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon water, and 1/2 teaspoon cold cream.
- Choose 4 colors you would like to make, and add 2 drops of each color into one of the bowls.
- Hint: For white face paint, leave two bowls WITHOUT food coloring. That way, you’ll have plenty of white for the base.
- Mix well.
Now you’re ready to paint your face, and your child’s face!
Note: Most brands of cold cream are safe for children, and cold cream actually forms a protective barrier on skin to protect delicate faces during cold weather. So paint your little one’s face next time it’s cold!!!!
Flour and Shortening Face Paint Recipe
Here’s a face paint recipe without cold cream:
- 1 tablespoon solid vegetable shortening
- 1 teaspoon flour
- 1 drop of food coloring