Homemade Camo Paint

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Homemade Camo Paint
Camo paint is a body paint used by military personnel and hunters to blend in with their surroundings. (soldier and his rifle image by Daniel Wiedemann from Fotolia.com)

Camo paint, also known as camouflage paint, is a body paint used by military personnel and hunters to blend in with their surroundings. Camo paint is applied to the face, hands, neck and any other exposed skin. Two to three colours are applied to the skin in irregular patterns. Darker colours are applied to the shiny areas of the face like the forehead and nose. Lighter colours are applied under the nose and in the eye and chin areas. Camo paint can be easily blended at home with household ingredients.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • 2 tbsp shortening or cocoa butter
  • 5 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp flour
  • ½ tsp. vaseline
  • Food colouring (green and brown)
  • Small plastic containers with lids

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Add shortening or cocoa butter, flour and cornstarch to your bowl and mix until smooth.

  2. 2

    Add vaseline to your mixture and blend until smooth.

  3. 3

    Divide the mixture into three plastic containers to create light green, dark green and brown camo paint.

  4. 4

    Add one drop of green food colouring at a time to the first bowl and blend until you create a light green colour similar to grass.

  5. 5

    Add one drop of green food colouring at a time to the second bowl and blend until you create a dark olive green colour. You will probably use at least twice as many drops of colouring as you used for the light green colour.

  6. 6

    Add one drop of brown food colouring at a time to the third bowl and blend until you create a dark brown colour. If you can't find brown food colouring, you can add every colour you have (red, green, blue, yellow) in equal parts to mix a dirty brown colour. You can also try cocoa powder to create brown.

  7. 7

    Seal your bowls of camo paint with lids.

Tips and warnings

  • Before applying camo paint to your face, test the paint on a small patch of skin to make sure you have no allergies to the ingredients.

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