How to Make Camo Face Paint

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The purpose of camouflage makeup is to conceal the wearer and make it easier for him to blend into his environment. The color of the makeup should match the wearer's camouflage clothing. Camouflage makeup can be used in military combat situations, hunting, recreational paintball games or as part of a costume.

Items you will need

  • Containers

  • Cornstarch

  • Cold cream

  • Red food coloring

  • Yellow food coloring

  • Blue food coloring

  • Green food coloring

Place three containers onto the work surface. Into each container place 3 tbsp. of cornstarch and 1-1/2 tbsp. of cold cream. Mix until well combined.

Add 1-1/2 tbsp. of water to each container and stir.

Select one container and add equal amounts of red, blue and yellow food coloring and stir to create your black paint. Adjust the color as necessary by adding a little more of one of the colors for the shade you desire.

Mix equal portions of red and green food coloring in the second container and stir. This will create your brown paint. Experiment with adding a little more of one color to get the shade of brown you wish.

Add green food coloring to the third container and stir. You can add a drop of yellow or blue coloring to adjust the hue.


  • Store the paint mixtures in old baby food jars.


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Kara Peregrine has been writing for the social work field since 1999. She has written curriculum on parenting and household management and a local resource guide distributed to incoming students of her local school corporation. Peregrine earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and is pursuing her Master of Social Work through Indiana University.

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