I've been struggling trying to find "thing" with clowning. Looking for gags, routines , schticks, etc. well a friend just asked if I would be a clown for her upcoming birthday party, ( she's turning 29 and wants a whole childhood nostalgia party) and if I would be willing to do face painting. I've never giving this avenue much thought before and I'm pretty confident I'll be an ok painter. I'm quite excited to see this whole clown dream finally coming together. My question in this forum is do any of you make your own paints? I have been seeing recipes using corn starch, baby lotion and food coloring, but don't know if it would even be worth the hassle, or safe to use.