Clowns are recognized for their characteristic white makeup. However, clown makeup can be costly due to the amount needed to cover a person's face, and sometimes the makeup may be difficult to find during off-Halloween seasons. Fortunately, clown makeup can be created using regular kitchen items. Some parents prefer this method to avoid chemical-infused makeup.
Mix 10 teaspoon cornstarch and 2 teaspoons flour on a small plate or in a container. Use a fork to mash these ingredients together, as you will only be dealing with a small amount of paint. However, make sure the mixing is thorough.
Add 5 teaspoons vegetable shortening to your mixture. This will yield a thicker texture, so use a wooden spoon to help you mix the ingredients better.
Add 1/4 teaspoon vegetable glycerin to your composite. This will create a white base for your clown makeup. Adding an additional two drops of glycerin can create a creamier texture, if desired.
Use a sponge or paint brush to apply the clown makeup. Paint brushes help with smaller or detailed face coloring. Sponges are useful for applying makeup on larger areas of the face.