Halloween is such a fun holiday for our kids, but making sure it is a safe one falls on our hands as moms. I first made a version of this natural face paint when my twins were babies, in fear of putting unnatural chemicals and dye on their skin. If you are running short on time you can do the project with simple food coloring + natural (non-fluoride toothpaste). I think it is much more fun and safe though to use fruits and vegetables.


To make the fruit and veggie face paint you will need a tube of natural, non-fluoride toothpaste (Tom’s is a great brand to use). You can also find non-fluoride toothpaste in the toddler paste section, but be sure it is not flavored.

For the coloring, first pick out which colors you would like to use, and find fruits and veggies that will produce the colors for you. Grind up the foods individually in a blender or food processor. Then heat them in a sauce pan with 1/4 cup of water until boiled down into sauce consistency. Note: every food will be a different consistency — no need to worry about that. Add the sauce slowly to a 1/2 cup of toothpaste and stir until achieving the colors you would like.

For the colors shown, I used:
graham crackers – tan/brown
kale – green
red cabbage (put in a small amount) – blue
pumpkin pulp – orange
blueberries – purple

Apply with makeup/paint brush for Halloween faces, and be sure to never use a fruit on a child’s skin if there is a known allergy!

Halloween Posts part 17 of 17

1. 10 Halloween Books for Pre-schoolers That Aren't Scary by Mrs. Chocolate
2. My favorite Halloween books for kids by Mrs. Train
3. 28 Halloween Crafts for Kids by Mrs. Chocolate
4. 20 Easy Halloween Snacks for Preschoolers by mrs. tictactoe
5. DIY Festive Sweet and Salty Holiday Treats by Caroline @ Armelle Blog
6. 40 Cute Halloween Costumes for Kids by Mrs. Bee
7. A Legacy of Homemade Costumes by Mrs. Train
8. Semi-Homemade Halloween Costumes by mrs. tictactoe
9. DIY Halloween Pillowcase by Mrs. Paintbrush
10. Easy & Rewearable Halloween Costume - Olivia the Pig by Mrs. Hopscotch
11. mini halloween party + free labels by Mrs. Jump Rope
12. DIY Mini Spooky Wreath by Jennifer @ Ambrosia Creative
13. DIY Monster Plants by Jennifer @ Ambrosia Creative
14. DIY Halloween Treat Bag by Danyelle @ Dandee Designs
15. DIY Halloween Ghost Garland by Kaley Ann
16. DIY Salad Spinner Spider Web Art by Caroline @ Armelle Blog
17. DIY Natural Face Paint by Victoria @ A Subtle Revelry