Dressing up for Halloween is so much fun! Enjoy
it even more knowing that you and your little goblins prepared
their faces for the frightful night. Face paint is inexpensive
when you make it yourself, and it's safer than a mask that can
obscure vision. Try these ghoulish recipes yourself!
Face Make Up
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1/2 tsp water
- 1/2 tsp cold cream
- food coloring
Stir together starch and cold cream until well blended.
Add water and stir, then add food coloring.
APPLICATION Wash your face and any area that you
will be applying the makeup to. Dry thoroughly. Use fingertips
to spread onto large areas. Use a small paint brush to paint designs
on face. Removes with soap and water. Store in airtight container.
- deep blue powder eyeshadow
- charcoal or smoke gray powder eyeshadow
- shimmery green powder eyeshadow
- make up brush
Using a blot of deep blue powder eye shadow, apply
with a wet make up brush. Use your fingertips to add blots of
charcoal gray and blue shadows. Touch up the edges with a shimmery
olive green. Smudge the bruise to complete.
- 1/2 bottle of light corn syrup
- very hot water
- squirt of liquid soap
- red food coloring
- blue or green food coloring (optional)
Pour light corn syrup into a bowl and add hot water
sparingly, adding and stirring until you have the right consistency.
Add a squirt of liquid soap to make it the blood easy to clean
off later. Tint with red food coloring. You may add a drop of
blue or green if you like to make the blood a darker color. Store
in the refrigerator until ready to use. Smear on as needed!
-Amanda Formaro is the entrepreneurial mother
of four children. She is also the owner of FamilyCorner.com Magazine
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