face painting

Face painting is really fun for toddlers and for mothers too.Face painting kits are 

easily available in toy stores and even stationary stores.

If you want to make your own paints here is the recipe.I have not tried it,but other 

parents say its good.

Recipe 1:

  • 1 tsp. Cornstarch     
  • ½ tsp. Cold cream
  • ½ tsp. Water
  • food coloring (variety of colors)

Mix together 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.

If you don't have cold cream, you can substitute with a white flour and vegetable 

shortening(margarine)or corn syrup mix.

Recipe 2:

  • 3 tblsps. Cornstarch
  • 1tblsp. 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 untinted.


You can easily make fake blood by combining light cornstarch with red and blue food 

coloring and a dash of milk. Use a paintbrush to apply.

                        Special Effects


Make your little witch stand out with a simple gelatin recipe. All you need 


 1 ounce of gelatin, 2 tablespoons of boiling water, couscous, paprika or 

colored sugar, and 4 tablespoons corn syrup.

 Combine the gelatin and water but don't let it set completely in the bowl. 

Add the couscous, paprika, or colored sugar as needed. Drip it onto a side 

plate and when it sets, stick it on your child's face with a bit of corn syrup 

as "glue".


You can make scars by taking pink tissue paper and mixing it with corn 

syrup. The paper will turn into a paste that you can then apply to your 

child's face.

Clown Makeup

Make your child into a funny clown with 2 tablespoons of shortening, 5 teaspoons of 

cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of flour and a bit of petroleum jelly. Make a few small bowls of 

this and add different food coloring to each to make a rainbow of colors.

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