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Homemade Body Paint

Homemade Body Paint
Homemade Body Paint
Messiness: High
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Nicole Duggan
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Get creative, get messy, and have fun with homemade body paint!

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Homemade Body Paint
Get your kids involved in helping you make the homemade body paint. Pour 1 cup of cornstarch in a bowl. I had the kids put all of the ingredients in a big pot because it will eventually need to be heated on the stove (by an adult).
Homemade Body Paint
Add 4 cups of water.
Homemade Body Paint

Next, put 6 tablespoons of sugar in the bowl or pot.

Homemade Body Paint

Finally, add 1 teaspoon of salt. Put the pot on the stove and stir over medium to medium high heat. The mixture will thicken. Keep stirring. For us, it was the right consistency right before it started to boil. It's ready when it looks like smooth pudding.

Homemade Body Paint

Let the paint cool! Divide it between bowls. You will have enough for 4-6 bowls. Add 3-5 drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix.

Homemade Body Paint
Make sure it has cooled down and now you are ready! You might want to grab your camera.
Homemade Body Paint
Paint designs on your face.
Homemade Body Paint
Or cover your entire body with the paint.
Homemade Body Paint
He dove right in and loved getting messy.
Homemade Body Paint
She was a little bit more reserved and was ready to rinse it off right away. When you are all done with the paint, just rinse it off. This was such a memorable experience!

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We loved this project.

posted by: Kerry on 9.4.2013

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This will be so fun for me and my Little sis :)

posted by: Sensai on 7.7.2013

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My granddaughter will love it !!!!

posted by: Ginny on 7.7.2013

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