How to Make Skin Color Paint + Printable Skin Color Mixing Chart

Have fun exploring how to make skin color paint using our printable skin color mixing chart! Let's celebrate the rainbow of colors that makes everyone's skin shade special and uniquely beautiful in its own way.  How? With art! 

How to make skin color paint

 
Through this skin color mixing activity, we'll show you how using just six colors of paint mixed together you can make skin tone paint for every skin hue. 

The goal is to explore color mixing by making all possible skin colors and then see if you can find your match!

It's a great activity to not only learn about how to mix skin color paint,  but also to show that every skin color is a different hue of the same colors, but each shade has its own unique beauty.

If you want to make crafts and art projects that feature people, this tutorial on how to make skin color paint will sure come in handy! You can paint tons of characters in realistic skin tones.

If you're in the classroom, this is the perfect color mixing activity for your students! But it works just as great as an individual activity too.

How to make skin tone paint


How to mix skin color paint + printable skin color mixing chart



How to make skin tone paint - Supplies:



  • Paint Tone Grid printed on white cardstock
  • Paint in yellow, orange, red, brown, black, and white
  • Cotton swabs or paint brush



How to mix skin color - Directions:



STEP 1: Prep-time!



To begin this color mixing activity, make sure you have all your supplies within reach. We'll use paint in the colors; yellow, orange, red, brown, black, and white. You can make every skin shade by using these 6 colors!

How to mix skin color


Don't forget to download our printable skin paint tone grid (you'll find it at the bottom of this post) and print it out on white cardstock.


STEP 2: Prepare the paint.



Using paper plates or any other item you can put paint on, prepare your color palette.  Squirt out a small amount of each of the 6 colors. 

printable skin color mixing chart



STEP 3: Mix the skin tone.



Place a dot of the designated color inside every square on the grid and gently mix them together inside each square. 


skin color mixing chart


You can use a paint brush or a cotton swab to mix the colors. 

How to make skin colour

See if you can identify which skin tone is the closest match to your skin color!


How to make skin tone paint


EXTRA TIPS:


When you add black paint, try to use a small amount at first. If you put too much, the resulting skin tone shade can be too dark to see the difference with the other darker shades.

On the other hand, when you add white, you can try to add an extra drop to get a lighter fair skin tone.

How to make skin color paint

Have fun experimenting with mixing the six paint colors to make various skin color paint, then keep your skin tone color chart handy so that when you need to make skin colored paint in the future for craft projects or paintings you will be able to see at a glance which colors you will need to mix to get the skin tone you need. 

Printable skin color mixing chart + How to make skin color paint.


DOWNLOAD YOUR PRINTABLE SKIN TONE COLOR MIXING CHART PRINTABLE BELOW


To download this how to make skin color paint grid for free click on the link below and use the discount code:skintone. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

Printable skin color mixing chart


We hope you both enjoy learning how to make skin color paint and that you find the printable skin color mixing chart useful for future reference. 

How to make skin color paint using a printable skin color mixing chart


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