Make Your Own Face Paint*

1 tablespoon corn starch
1 ½ tsp. water
2 tsp. cold cream
food coloring

In a small container, mix the water and corn starch until it is smooth. Blend in the cold cream. Make sure there are no lumps so the when the color is added it will be consistent. Add a few drops of food coloring at a time until the color you wish to achieve is created.

Basic colors:
Blue = 4-5 drops, more for darker color
Red = 7-8 drops
Pink = 3-4 drops
Yellow = 4-5 drops
White = leave as is
Orange = even amounts of red and yellow
Green = even amounts of yellow and blue
Purple = even amounts of red and blue

*Please do not put anything on your face or anyone else's without doing an skin allergy test first. Apply a small amount on the skin and wait at least 5 minutes before applying to larger an more visible portions of the body. If any food coloring remains gently scrub the area with toothpaste. It should come right off and you will smell minty-fresh.

To wash off use mild soap and warm water. The cold cream that is already in the "paint" will help get the colors off as well.


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