3 Homemade Face Paint Recipes for Your Kids

Kids’ parties are really better with painted faces. They’re not only fun to do, they make great picture-perfect moments that you and your family can look back at years from now. Here are some great face paints you can make for only a couple of minutes with ingredients that you already have in your home.

Edible Face Paint

If your toddler’s habit of putting everything in his mouth is still in full throttle, then this is the best face paint for him. With this face paint from Mommypotamus, there, definitely, won’t be any worry if he tries to sneak in a few licks here and there.

1/4 teaspoon white flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1/2 teaspoon water
2 teaspoons honey
natural food coloring
extra white flour (optional)

1. In a small bowl, combine the flour and cornstarch/ arrowroot.
2. Add water and honey.
3. Form a paste. If you’re satisfied with the consistency, divide the mixture into several small cups.
4. Add a different food color for each cup. Remember that the more food coloring you add, the more intense the color will be.
5. You can now paint them on your kids’ faces. After applying, wait for them to set for about 15-30 minutes. If you like them to have a matte finish, brush the design with the extra white flour. The matte finish stops the smearing.

Glitter Face Paint

Sprites, fairy princesses and unicorns, are only some of the sparkly creatures our little darlings love to dress up as. This recipe from The Sunday Girl is guaranteed to give them the shimmering shining splendor that they want!

2 tablespoons cold cream or facial moisturizer
1 tablespoon corn flour
water (optional)
natural food coloring or old eyeshadow or blushes
cosmetic glitter

1. Mix the cold cream or facial moisturizer and the corn flour in a small bowl.
2. Stir them together to make a light paste. If it’s too thick, add some water.
3. Pour in the food coloring or the crushed makeup.
4. Put a dash of glitter.
5. You’re now ready to use the paint. Make sure to let it set before you add more designs. To be safe, don’t put the glitter paint anywhere near your kids’ eyes.

White Base/ Clown Face Makeup

For face paint to last longer and looks bolder, you need to put a white base underneath. Ehow.com shows us a quick way to make an uber white clown makeup to help with your kids’ costumes. If doubling paints is not their thing, they can always go as clowns!

10 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons flours
5 teaspoons vegetable shortening
1/4 teaspoon vegetable glycerine

1. In a small container, mix the cornstarch and flour together.
2. Add the vegetable shortening and the glycerine. These are the ones that make the white base of the makeup. The more drops of glycerine you add, the thicker the makeup will be.
3. A sponge works best for this kind of face paint. Paint brushes are best for smaller areas of the face.

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