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Your little ones probably love playing dress up and giving each other makeovers. Hello, who wouldn’t? You remember what it was like playing with makeup as a kid! However, I know most of us wouldn’t want our kids playing with our pricey Bobbi Brown eyeshadow because A) It’s really expensive and we’re not the Kardashians, B) The ingredients are not safe to eat, so definitely not kid-friendly, C) All of the above. Pssst, the correct answer is C ladies! If you don’t want your high-end eyeshadow being sacrificed to the chaos that is playtime, and want the comfort of knowing what’s inside your kid’s eyeshadow, read on to find out how to make your very own edible eyeshadow for kids!

Edible Eyeshadow for Kids

What You’ll Need:

What To Do:

Step 1 – Take your mixing bowl and add ½ teaspoon of cornstarch.

Step 2 – Next add ½ teaspoon of powdered sugar to your mixing bowl.

Step 3 – Next add 1-2 drops of food coloring (using the color of your choice).

Step 4 – Add 1-2 drops of water to your mixture.

Step 5 – Mix it all together!

Step 6 (optional) – If you aren’t satisfied with the intensity of the color you can add more drops of food coloring.

Use this recipe over and over to make different eyeshadow shades and fill up a customizable eyeshadow palette (like this one) for a fun DIY craft you can enjoy doing with your kids!

Important Notes and Tips

  • If you want lighter/brighter color, add more cornstarch and more drops of water (½ tsp cornstarch = 1 drop of water).
  • REMEMBER don’t add more sugar powder and water (it will turning icy and you won’t get the powdery effect that a real eyeshadow has.
  • If the color is more intense, there is a greater chance it will be more visible once applied to the skin.

We hope you enjoyed these kid friendly DIY makeup recipe and have fun making them with/for your young ones!

Loved this eyeshadow recipe? Looking for another fun edible makeup tutorial, we have a great edible nail polish video!

Do your kids love these types of activities? If so, they will definitely love KiwiCo!