Homemade Face Paint

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Face Paint

Paint projects seem to end up the same way with young children, their faces and arms covered in paint. It becomes a full body experience.

Worse of all most store bought face paint contain lead and other dangerous toxic chemicals. This simple recipe will give you peace of mind that your kids can still have fun painting tiger faces and flowers, and will not be putting toxic chemicals on themselves.

Mix a full array of colors in an empty ice tray container and have an afternoon full of fun!


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon facial or body lotion
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon water
  • Food coloring, a couple of drops


  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the food coloring in a small bowl. Start with 1/2 teaspoon of water and increase by 1/4 teaspoons until you get your desired consistency.
  2. Pour your mixture into one or two cubes of an empty ice tray. Depending on how many colors you want you will have to triple or quadruple the recipe.
  3. Finally add a few drops of different food coloring combinations to each cube. Mix with a small toothpick until fully blended.

Homemade Sidewalk Paint

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You can always buy kids’ paint from the store, but where’s the fun in that?┬áHere is a craft for the little ones to keep them occupied. It’s inexpensive, easy, and creative. Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a try.

Cornstarch Paint


  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring


  1. Mix the cornstarch and the water.
  2. Pour the mixture into a cup cake tin, an equal amount in each cup.
  3. Next add in different food color to each cup and mix until smooth.

In case you are wandering, all you have to do it spray the sidewalk with the hose and it will come right off.