Sep 01

Crafty Recipes: Face Paint

Face PaintWith Halloween a little over a month away, I like to start planning out some things for Halloween. It is a great time of the year, one of my favorites and in a few short weeks, if you celebrate Halloween, you will be getting costumes ready and all the other little goodies that are involved.

Halloween can be a pretty expensive holiday, and face paint is just one of those things that can bring up the price of the holiday. That’s where this little craft recipe comes in handy but you can use the face paint year round.

What you need:

  • 1-1/2 tsp of water
  • 3 tsp of cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 tsp of cold cream
  • a few drops of food coloring


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the cold cream and the cornstarch until it is well blended.
  2. Stir in the water slowly.
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring.
  4. Pour into an airtight container for storage.

When you use the face paint, apply it with a paint brush or purchase small rubber stamps from a craft store (the cheap foam ones) and dip it into the paint before pressing it on the face. This face paint washes off very easily with soap and water but make sure you do not use too much food coloring since it can dye the skin.

-Sirena Van Schaik

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