With different Harvest celebrations approaching, we know how popular face painting is for all of the kiddos. Unfortunately, there are many dangerous toxicants found in conventional paints, including lead, nickel, cobalt, and chromium. If your a mama like me, you’d rather avoid the risk while still having the fun. Sophia Ruan Gushee, author of A-to-Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide To Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, has created the ultimate recipe for nontoxic DIY face paint that the whole family can have fun making together!
This recipe is quick, easy, and a great alternative to the common varieties out there:
· 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
· ¼ tbsp all purpose flour
· 2 tbsp honey
· ½ tbsp water
· Natural food color (seek nontoxic products on Amazon, or use household food items that can act as natural dyes)
1. Mix the cornstarch and flour in a bowl. Add the honey and water to your mixture. It should create a thick, gluey substance that resembles a paste. If the paint is too thin, add more cornstarch and flour. If too thick, add extra water.
3. The paint comes out a bit more thick and gooey than conventional face paints, but the colors come out beautifully and stay on for hours.
4. While the paint dries well, the honey component makes the paint slightly sticky to the touch. Avoid touching the paint after it is applied.