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How to Make Face Paint at Home

Updated on July 21, 2014

Make Face Paint from Household items!

If you're looking for a cheap, easy, and quick way to make face paint in the comfort of your home then it's your lucky day! This paint isn't the greatest for fine detail, although, from experience, it is pretty awesome for making a fast set of camo face paint. It will stay on and hold its color (if not heavily tampered with) and you can make any color in the rainbow. The ingredients used can be slightly modified for any alergenic reasons, or if you prefer something else for your skin.

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How to Make Face Paint From Crayons - A great DIY for creating cheap make-up

Hey! I'm here to teach you how to make homemade face paint using stuff 'n' things you probably have lying around your house! This is a really simple process, and -if you do not have the materials to make the paint- it's really cheap!

I, John, and my best-friend, J.D. were trying to be creative, but still simple and thrifty, with our Halloween costumes. We've already wasted time with other ideas and since time was running short, the brainstorming began. As I was thinking about all the cool stuff we could do, my mind drifted into..., "Dude! We could totally do face paint, and just dress up so we can blend in and jump out and scare people. I saw this one video a long time ago and we just need crayons 'n' stuff!" Boom! And that was where our work began. Thankfully it didn't take long to find the video, and in less than 10 minutes, I had already bathed in this face paint we had created.

From personal experience, the paint is great for skin, especially since it is made with lotion, and clean up isn't too bad. I had literally covered my face and arms in this stuff, the cool part is that the paint didn't bother me. A small problem is that as you sweat the paint will smear.

Time required: 5-7 minutes

Difficulty: easy

Cost: around $5


  • Crayons
  • Any hand lotion (no color)
  • Vegetable/ Olive oil


  • Microwave
  • Measuring spoon (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Bowl you don't mind getting dirty
  • Spoon
  • Tupperware


1. Select the crayons you want the paint to be made out of. The color might fade, but not a lot, so don't worry about discoloration.

2. Break each crayon in half and peel the paper/wrapping off. After that, put the broken crayons into your bowl. (The amount of crayons you use will depend on how much paint you want to make.)

Video Tutorials

This is the original video tutorial I found, it really helps!

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      4 years ago

      this is a good place for the kids and the parents still have some fun time

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      Susan Deppner 

      4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Oops! Looks like you're missing some instructions from your "how to" module, like how long to put the bowl in the microwave (I assume that's what you do). Maybe you could complete that for us. Sounds really interesting!


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