With tons of birthday parties and the different Halloween costumes, there is absolutely no reason you have to spend tons of money on face paint. By making it yourself, you save the time of looking, can make only the colors you want and know exactly what type of product you are putting on your child’s face. With some common household ingredients, you can be making your own face paint in no time.
The first thing you need to do is determine what colors that you want to be using. After you decide that, you need to collects some containers to put the colors into. Empty baby food jars, cleaned out yogurt containers or any small recycled container. If you want to save some of the face paint to use for later, try to use something with a lid.
For common colors mix, 1 teaspoon cold cream, 2 teaspoon corn starch and a drop of food coloring. Mix together and add a little bit of water until you get the consistency you want. If you do not want to use liquid food coloring, you can instead use crushed makeup. Depending on the type you use, you can get a more shimmery effect as well.
For a more pancake look on your entire face, like one for a clown, you can blend 2 tablespoons shortening, 5 teaspoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon corn starch a dab of Vaseline. If you are looking to make other colors beside white, you can add various food colorings, one drop at a time, to get the color that you are looking for. Then apply with a sponge or our fingers to paint you entire face or can apply with a small brush that has been dipped in water first to apply to a smaller area.
All of the homemade make up can be removed with soap and water and should be stored covered for future use. If you find you can’t make a black color for your face paint and is looking for a darker color applied to your face, the best things that works is to used a cooled burnt cork to the area that you want to be darken.
With these sure tried and sure recipes for making your own face paint, you can be certain that what you put on your child’s face won’t irritate and are non-toxic. Of course, as with any product that you apply to your skin, you should try a small amount in an inconspicuous area first to make sure that you aren’t allergic to it.