Thursday, June 5, 2014

Homemade Body Paint Recipe (2 ingredients Needed!)

Last week I shared a simple 3-ingredient homemade body paint recipe. While we had fun trying it out, I kept wondering if there was another way to make homemade body paint.  Turns out there is!  I peeked around the internet and found this neat series of body paint recipes.  The author shares a couple recipes that involved using washable white paint (which I kind of felt weird using on my skin...)  and one that involved using two ingredients that I already had on hand.  

2 Ingredient Homemade Body Paint Recipe

how to make homemade body paint

These results were much more vibrant than our previous recipe.  The paint also dried too, leaving a lovely colorful stain on my arm.  Chuck didn't want to get his hands dirty, so I just dove right in and painted my hands and arm.  Here's what the body paint looks like while still a bit wet:

(I dunno what it is about rainbows, but they just scream happy to me.)

homemade body paint recipe

(Here I was inspired by Van Gogh's starry night and painted my arm to look like stars.)

how to make homemade body paint

If you leave the paint on long enough, it will stain.  So I don't recommend using this on your face (unless you don't mind having a colorful face.)   But not to worry, all the colors came completely off after a nice long shower.

how to make homemade body paint


How to Make 2 ingredient Homemade Body Paint:

2 ingredients to make homemade body paint

This super easy recipe just involves 2 ingredients:  hand sanitizer and food coloring.  To make each color, I simply combined 1 pump of hand sanitizer with 1 drop of food coloring.  Yup.  That's it.  Then, I just took a small watercolor brush and mixed the two liquids together.

super easy 2 ingredient homemade body paint

It's not as good as the store bought stuff, but it's loads fun painting onto your skin.  So have fun! And if you liked this recipe, you could always check out my 3-ingredient homemade body paint recipe.

Happy making!