November 17, 2023

Homemade Face Paint… using only 3 ingredients!

Homemade Facepaint

The kids and I had a great old time making and playing with this homemade Face Paint. It’s been around forever & I’ve been meaning to try it and I’m so glad I did! Who knew you make it with only 3 household ingredients too!

To make your own you will need:

Homemade Face Paint 3

1 tsp of Sorbelene Cream (or any type of body lotion)

2 tsp of Corn Flour

1 tsp water

Food Colouring

This will make one colour… we made 6!

Homemade Face Paint 5Simply add all of the ingredients together and mix well!

We used a palette to mix them and then transferred them to cute little containers : )

Homemade Face Paint 6

These paint on really well – of course they aren’t the same as the ‘professional’ face paints but they are a great make at home activity!

The kids enjoyed painting themselves… but liked the idea of painting each other even better!

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We used the food colouring that you get from the local supermarket (pictured above). I put the kids into the bath straight after our play and there wasn’t any staining, but I wouldn’t recommend to keep this on for long periods of time…just in case!

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21 thoughts on “Homemade Face Paint… using only 3 ingredients!

  1. Does the food colouring in it stain your face or where ever u put it cause i think it would be SUPER cool for my party. 🙂

  2. I love this idea. Your kids look like they had a blast. I must try this with our little ones. I know they would love it! Please share this post on Artsy Play Wednesday (open until Saturday night). We have a ton of round-ups coming up too, so if you have flower crafts, Mother’s Day crafts, painting or bug posts, please add those also.

  3. I saw some ideas shared on my fb by my sister and I am thrilled to look around your site, just amazing ideas for stay at home moms!! Thanks for all you do to help keep us moms and children creative and entertained!!! Job Well Done!!

    1. Awww thanks for saying Colleen! We love to hear such lovely things! Thank you for taking the time to do so!!

  4. This is a wonderful site! I wish I’d had this when I worked with preschoolers! I’m bookmarking these ideas for my daughter who wants to babysit to earn money,and for my friends with little ones. Thanks for the ideas! OOOH! They could also be great for Summer picnics or outdoor events.

  5. Hi I have a preschool and I think this will be great for them I haven’t tried it yet but I will let you know if I do

    1. Hi Abbey, unfortunately this recipe won’t work with normal flour. You can get Cornflour from the flour aisle at your local supermarket though 🙂 Jen x

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