It was the last day of our vacation and it was going to rain all day. We had already explored every gift shop in town and the toys we brought had long lost their magic. I was just about to suggest we play “Go Fish” or “Hello Kitty Bingo” again when my husband mentioned that Grandpa was a talented face painter. I looked at them both to see if this was a joke, but amazingly it wasn’t.
“But, we’re not going to find face paint in town,” I said, forgetting who I was talking to. (My husband and his father can make and build just about anything.) My father-in-law was already on a mission. He looked up some face paint recipes on-line and, then, started experimenting with different ingredients. He was stumped at first because a lot of the recipes use cold cream, but he substituted Cetaphil and after about thirty minutes he had mixed up five colors of vibrant face paint. Our rainy last day of vacation was transformed into a fun day that we all enjoyed.
1 teaspoon Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 drop food coloring
1/2 teaspoon water
Mix ingredients, adding the water slowly at the end. Adjust the water until you get desired consistency. When it’s time to wash off the face paint, use Cetaphil and the color comes off completely.
The grown ups got their faces painted, too, and we joked about how we might forget and go into town with pink noses. Luckily (or not luckily) it was too rainy to go anywhere!