Cooking with Kids Thursday: Homemade Face Paint

This is another cooking idea that isn’t necessarily something you can eat, but your kids will still have a blast!  I think that the most important part of cooking with kids is that you are having fun and that they are learning how to follow directions and measure out ingredients.  It doesn’t always have to yield food.

This is also perfect timing for Halloween.  Most outfits are not complete without a little face paint and now you don’t even have to make that extra trip to the store to buy it or raid your make-up case, ruining your favorite tube of lipstick.  You just have to open your pantry.

Here is a recipe for homemade face paint:

3 Tbs Cornstarch
1 Tbs 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 un-tinted.

Follow this link to find several more homemeade face paint recipes -> Homemeade Face Paint Recipes



  1. Shawna Johnsen says:

    Will this tint the face when washed off?! haha

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