Life is short so I am determined to let the kids have fun. Let them be kids as long as they can in a world that wants them to grow up way too fast. Yes, they are sheltered. Yes, they end the day looking like they crawled out of a mud hole. It’s good for them. Fall is rolling in and Halloween is coming, we plan on taking the kids to the Renaissance Festival. Sadly we can’t do most face paints. Too high a risk of affecting the allergies in the family so we decided to make our own homemade face paint with ingredients we know they do not react to.
These are simple to make and work perfectly without any reaction for our sensitive skin. Doesn’t Monkey the Cheetah look happy? We loved the lack of the cracking dryness feeling of these face paints so often found in store bought products.
What you need to make your own homemade face paints
- Hypoallergenic lotion
- Watercolor paints
- Paper plate, paint tray, tubes, or containers for mixing and storing
- Paint brushes
How to make your own homemade face paints
It’s simple really. Fill your choice of a container partially with lotion. Add a squirt of watercolor and mix. Yes, it is that simple. Then you are ready to paint. You can store these in an airtight container if you wish to make a large amount at once.
Have fun and see what designs you can make. This washes right off with a bit of soap and water so you can paint over and over. We are thinking the girls will be butterfly fairies and my son will be a knight for the festival. How I’m gonna pull all that off I do not know yet 😉