The Safest Halloween Face Paint for Kids

by | Oct 18, 2022 | Halloween

Kid dressed up like a vampire with safe Halloween face paint on

Halloween marks the time of the year when family and friends celebrate All Hallow’s Eve by dressing up as their favorite superhero, horror character, or getting creative and making a completely new costume.

One feature many people utilize for their costumes is Halloween face paint. But did you know that some face paints are safer than others?

Especially for your kids!

To help you find the safest face paints and alternatives for your kids or your own Halloween costumes, we have compiled a list of ways to keep your face and skin healthy while also having a great costume!

Safest Halloween Face paints.

Boy getting a Pokemon ball painted on his face for Halloween

Numerous face paints on the market contain unhealthy elements, such as lead, arsenic, and mercury. These elements can irritate your eyes and skin and even be harmful if swallowed.

There are so many different organic and non-toxic cosmetics that you can get right at the makeup counter of your local store. If you want a more specific palette with multiple colors, just be sure to use ​​paraben- and phthalate-free items.

Give some of these color palettes a try:

Some paints you want to avoid are acrylics, oil paints, watercolor paints, markers, or any other paints you would normally use on a canvas. 

Make Your Own Face Paint

Paint brush dipping into a homemade face paint

A good alternative to one of the name-brand face paint palettes is making your very own face paint. And it’s not too difficult either!

There are many ways to create your own face paint, but one of the easiest ways is to use organic chalk and body lotion. 

Materials: Fragrance-free skin body lotion, Urban Infant Chalk, bowls, and a small paintbrush

  1. Depending on how many colors you’re trying to make, start by using three tablespoons of your fragrance-free skin lotion per the desired color and place the lotion in a bowl.
  2. Next, crush up your desired colors of chalk into a powder.
  3. Then, start by mixing a tablespoon of your selected color into the lotion and stir. You may need to add a little bit more depending on how vibrant you want your colors to be. You can also add a little water to your mixture if needed. 

Now you’re ready to start painting!

Skip the Face Paints

Kids dressed up like scary monsters

Another great option is to do away with all the face paints and find a fun costume idea that doesn’t require them. This makes for a great project around the house with the kids. Pinterest is an excellent source of inspiration for your Halloween costume project!

Halloween at The Lodge

Kim and her family taking a Halloween portrait in a corn field

Spend your month of October with us at The Lodge and have yourself a spooky time around Lake Chelan.

Haunted Manson is going on throughout the month of October, and The Lodge is located right at the heart of all the scary activities. The Lodge is also within walking distance of this year’s Haunted House experience! 

Reserve your room with us at The Lodge during October and be sure to take advantage of our Halloween special that we currently have going on throughout the rest of the month.