The Power of Parenting

Friday, 06 November 2020

Fabulous Face Paint

Face painting is a fun and easy way to imagine being someone or something else! You and your child can enjoy some Comfort, Play & Teach™ time together, pretending to be animals, insects or community helpers!


You will need:
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp cold cream
  • 2 drops food coloring
  • Small paper cups
  • Cotton swabs



  • Stir corn starch and cold cream together until they are well blended. Add the water and food colouring and stir.
  • Repeat the recipe using separate paper cups to mix different colours.
  • With the cotton swabs, paint simple designs (e.g., star, heart, or flower) on the face, hands or arms.
  • For easy paint removal later, rub some cold cream on your child's skin before painting.
  • When ready to remove the paint, use soap and water.


Enjoy this more with Comfort, Play & Teach™:

Comfort:Provide a hand mirror so your child can admire her reflection. Tell her, “You are the most beautiful butterfly I have ever seen!” Encourage her to use positive words to talk about herself. This will help to build her self-esteem.

Play:Your child can paint on his hand or arm, making spirals, zigzags, dots, stripes and familiar shapes. He will express his creativity as he explores different colours and various simple designs.

Teach:Explore the different ingredients and compare them. How do they look and feel before they are mixed together? Are they wet, dry or gooey? How do they change once they are combined? Your child will learn a lot by noticing and describing the ingredients!