DIY Ideas: Make Your Own Face Paint

With this simple recipe, all it takes is a quick search through your kitchen cupboards and bathroom drawers to find the perfect ingredients for perfect face-painting fun.


Face painting isn’t just for Halloween, birthday parties and carnivals—in fact, you can make face paint in a snap with items you probably already have at home. Why not add a face painting station to a spring or summer backyard party, a family reunion or even a rainy summer afternoon? Your kids will love it, your wallet will thank you and it’s honestly as easy as one-two-three.

DIY face paint


Note: Be careful how much food colouring you add to each container; just a drop or two will do. This way it will be removable with soap and water.


  • small jars or plastic containers
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch per container
  • ½ teaspoon cold cream per container
  • ½ teaspoon water per container
  • food colouring


1. In each small container, mix cornstarch and cold cream until well blended.

2. Add water and stir.

3. Add food colouring and mix with a paintbrush or makeup brush.



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