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Face Paint Recipes

These easy face paint recipes show how to make homemade face paint using common household ingredients. Mix and store in baby food jars or discarded film canisters. Be ready for your next kids party or dress-up event.

HOMEMADE FACE PAINT RECIPES

Facepaint Recipe #1

  • 1 tsp. Cornstarch
  • tsp. Cold cream
  • tsp. Water
  • Food coloring (variety of colors)

Mix together cornstarch and cold cream until well blended. Add water and stir. Add food coloring one drop at a time until you get the desired color.

Facepaint Recipe #2

  • 3 tblsps. Cornstarch
  • 1 tblsp. Flour
  • 3/4 cup Karo light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • tsp. Liquid food coloring

Mix cornstarch and flour together in a bowl. Gradually stir in Karo syrup and water until smooth. Divide mixture into individual containers as needed and tint each one with the food coloring of your choice. Leave one batch untinted.

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Clown Make-up

  • Blend on a paper plate:
  • 2 tblsp. shortening
  • 5 tsps. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. flour
  • Dab of Vaseline

Add food coloring for various colors.

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Fake Blood for Halloween Party Make-up

  • Karo brand corn syrup
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • Milk

Add some red food coloring to the corn syrup, then just a drop or two of blue to get a more realistic dark color. Milk will make the blood appear more opaque and more realistic.

Note: This mixture is sticky and can stain clothes.

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More Fun Make-up Tips:

To lightly blacken faces, carefully burn a cork and when cool, rub on the face.

For a ghoulish look, add a dusting of flour to already made up faces.

For a stubbly bearded look, sprinkle tobacco over a thin layer of vaseline.

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Submitted by:

Patricia B. Jensen

Patricia B. Jensen is a mother of three and kids party enthusiast. She is the webmaster and owner of Kids-Party-Paradise.com - a complete resource for kids party ideas including invitations, cakes, decorations, games, costumes, favors, and food.

For all the latest party news, read her Kids Party Blog.





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