Monday, June 20, 2011

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June19_FacePaint1Part of our present to papa for Father’s Day was sending him off on a photo trip with a friend. Since both Smarty and I are still getting over our colds, I decided against going to the pool. Instead we mixed up a batch of face paint following the following instructions:
In each muffin cup put: 1 tsp cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon water (I used a little more), 1/2 teaspoon baby lotion or whatever you use on your children (something mild), and 2 drops food coloring
Smarty was in charge of measurements and overdid cornstarch a bit, and we had to rescue our face paint from becoming an oobleck, but the end result was quite striking. She really enjoyed painting my face, hands and feet and took many pictures of her efforts. She told me that she wants to be an artist, but “to paint on skin, not a paper”. Maybe she will be a make-up artist one day… with a bit of practice :)
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12 comments:

Christy said...

I love the pictures!

My kids always have fun with this stuff. It's one of the most requested activities in the house!

MaryAnne said...

What high fashion makeup! ;)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Maybe she could do costume make-up for a movie studio. :)

Ticia said...

How fun! That reminds me I wanted to do this!

Waterfront Montessori said...

Or a tattoo artist!!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Ooooo... it is lovely!! What great photos -- sounds like she had a LOT of fun with this!!

Autumn said...

This looks like so much fun! I'm going to try this with the boys tomorrow. It's going to be so hot that I can just hose them off afterwards. :)

Julie said...

Cute! I'm going to check out that recipe. Those are great colors. Did they come off easily?

Kelly said...

What a fun time together. I love the pictures. Thanks for sharing!
Little Wonders' Days

Our Homeschool Fun said...

These pictures are so fun and so sweet, Natalie!!

I hope Lars had fun on his photo journey, and hope you and Anna are all well now.

Hope this finds you about to start a fun filled weekend with your family!

The girl who painted trees said...

That looks like a fun idea. I'm glad Anna will be in a K-1 class. I taught a 3/4 split and it was so much better for those advanced 3rd graders. I'm sure Anna will thrive there.

Emma @ P is for Preschooler said...

My daughter would love this! Wish the link would let me see the recipe though! Grrr! :)