How to Make Body Paint at Home Step by Step

Do you love to paint your body for different occasions? If you like to paint your body then right now you’re in the right place. Did you know you can save your money by making homemade body paint?. In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to make body paint at home step by step.

So, if you want to learn more about it, and you want to save your money, please read the full post. I hope you’ll get some extra benefit from this making body paint content & it will save your money as well.

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How to Make Body Paint at Home: Two Ways

Method 1: Hand Sanitizer and Food Coloring

Things You’ll Need

  • ​Hand Sanitizer
  • ​Food Coloring
  • ​Container
  • White Tempera Paint

Make Your Own Body Paint

​You can easily make body paint with clear hand sanitizer and food coloring.

Step 1

Simply place some hand sanitizer in your container. If you want to make a little bit of paint, use a small amount of hand sanitizer. But, if you would like to make more amount of paint, then use enough amount of hand sanitizer.

Step 2

After that, add few drops of food coloring into the container (If you want to make a deep color, add a little bit more food color).

Step 3

Now mix well hand sanitizer & food coloring. To do this, shake the container well until the food coloring & hand sanitizer mixed well.

Step 4

If you want to make lighter shades of color, add a few drops of white tempera paint into the container and then mix it well.

Step 5

​Now you can use your homemade paint. You can use a paintbrush to paint your body, or you can use your finger.

Method 2: Lotion and Food Coloring

Things You’ll Need:

  • ​Body lotion
  • ​Food Color
  • ​Container
  • Watercolor (If you want to make deep color)

Make the Body Paint

You can make a good quality body paint with white body lotion. You can put white body lotion, food color & watercolor together and mix it well to make a quality paint.

Step 1

At first, place some white body lotion into your container. If you want to have more paint, add a little bit more body lotion.

Step 2

Now place a few drops of food coloring into the container.

Step 3

Mix the food coloring & body lotion well, before you use it. To mix the body lotion & food coloring well, shake your container until it blends well.

Step 4

If you want to have a deep color paint, add some watercolor paint into the container and then shake the container once again to mix the mixture well. This homemade paint easily washes off.

Method 3: Cornstarch, Body Lotion, Food Coloring and Water

Things You’ll Need:

  • ​Cornstarch
  • ​Body Lotion
  • ​Food Color
  • Water
  • Bowl

Make the Body Paint

You can easily make a simple cornstarch paint for painting by using body lotion, cornstarch, food coloring, water.

Step 1

Add four tablespoons of cornstarch into your container.

Step 2

Place two tablespoons of body lotion into the container.

Step 3

Now add two tablespoons of water and few drops of food coloring into the container.

Step 4

Use a stick or a long spoon to stir the mixer, do this process until all four components mixed well.

Step 5

Congratulation!! You’ve done the job, and now you can use it. You can easily use this homemade paint, and we hope it will easily wash off.

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​Make Homemade Body Paint Step by Step

Here’s another homemade paint recipe for painting your body, that you can try at home, I hope you’ll get a better result from this paint.

​Stuff You’ll Need:

  • ​Flour
  • ​Cornstarch
  • ​Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Light Corn Syrup
  • Small Cups (Disposable)
  • Paint Brush

Step Number One:

Place six tablespoons of cornstarch & two tablespoons of flour in your bowl, and then combine it well.

Step Number Two:

Now you’ve to add five or seven cups of light corn syrup. Take your tablespoon and add it by your tablespoon & stir it well after one of each addition for better results.

​Step Number Three:

Add four to six cups of water by your tablespoon, after each addition, stir it well. Continue the process until the mixture become smooth.

Step Number Four:

Now you’ve to use your disposable cups. Put your mixture into separate disposable cups.

Step Number Five:

If you want to make different colors of paint then you should use different colors of food coloring. Now you can simply add a different food coloring to the cup of mixture, one drop at a time. After that, stir it well to mix the mixture perfectly.

Step Number Six:

Now your homemade paint is ready for use. You can use your paintbrush to apply the paint, or you can simply use your fingers to apply the paint. After applying the paint, you must dry it on air.

Washing Tips

This paint is very easy to wash off, you can remove this paint with water & soap.


​I hope this informative blog post will help you a lot with making body paint at home. Also, I hope these recipes will save your money, and you’ll get the safest body paint as well. If you like to do body painting, try these four recipes.