face paint recipe

Facepainting is a big deal these days and I love all the fun ways you can paint a face.  Have you tried it? It’s not that hard to do some simple painting and even if you want something really dramatic you can find a photo and use that as a guide.  One of Kristin’s friends just painted a few faces that are so incredible.  I’ve only tried simple themes like the butterflies shown here on the girls.  So, why not give it a go … here’s all the basic info you really need.

What You Need:

  • 2Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. cold cream
  • Coloring as needed (powdered tempera paints work well)
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Small containers with lids

What to Do:

  1. Combine cornstarch and cold cream until well blended.
  2. Add water and stir well.
  3. Add coloring, a little at a time, and stir well.
  4. Apply to face with small brushes for small details.  For all over face color, you can use your fingers to apply the paint.
  5. Let dry.  Remind kids not to touch their faces to keep painting looking really great.

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