Monday, October 31, 2011

Homemade Face Paint

Man I wish I had posted this for you last week, I just found it a few minutes ago!  I realized that I closed all weekend and am teaching today, so I haven't had time to run and get face paints now that the kiddos finally figured out what they want to be for Halloween.  So I knew I'd have to run uptown after work and school and grab facepaints and rush home to get the kiddos ready.  Well, here are some ways to make your own face paints!  How easy are these?  My boys are going to be mummies and I was going to paint their faces white with black around their eyes.  I never thought to just use regular old baking flour!!  Now I don't have to run uptown today!  AND I saved myself some money!!!  Plus, I have so much makeup, I know I have black eyeshadow to use on the boys, so that's also taken care of. 

Do you have any other tricks for Halloween makeup?  Do share!

Learn how to make your face look like a blood-sucking vampire's!
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.
Face painting is a fun summer activity that you'll find at festivals and fairs-often for free. But it's fun to do this yourself for birthday parties, family reunions or just some weekend fun.
Always start with a clean face.Baby wipes work well for this. Apply thin layers of paint and allow them to dry in between colors. (Blow on the painted spot and you'll not only dry it a little faster but you will have a giggly kid too!)
Face paint Recipe #1
1 tsp. Cornstarch
½ tsp. Cold cream
½ tsp. Water
Food coloring (variety of colors)

In each small container, mix 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. Paint small designs on face with a small paintbrush; remove with soap and water. Store covered.
Face paint Recipe #2
3 tblsps. Cornstarch
1 tblsp. Flour
3/4 cup Karo light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
½ 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 un-tinted.

Body Paint
baby shampoo
powdered tempera paints

Add tempera paint to shampoo until desired color is reached.
Face and Body Paint
1/2 cup baby lotion
1/2 tsp. dish detergent
powdered tempera paints

Mix all ingredients and store in air-tight jars. (Baby food jars work well.) Use paint brush to paint designs on skin. Paint will wash off easily because the dish detergent has been added.
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.

In bowl, mix shortening, flour and cornstarch until smooth. Mix in a dab of Vaseline. Add food coloring one drop at a time until you get the desired color. Use a sponge or fingers to apply paint to a large area, such as an entire face. To apply with a small brush, thin paint with a little water first. Remove with soap and water. Store covered.
Fake Blood for Halloween Party Make-up
Karo brand corn syrup
Red and blue food coloring
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.
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.

Thank you so much, Easy-Homemade-Recipes, for all these recipes!

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