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CultureRun goes bowling!

Last Thursday we had our very first Community Get Together! We got our teachers and loyal partners together for a night of bowlingg!

We strapped on our bowling shoes! Split into teams! And got our strike on!

We had an impromptu ShareShop going on!

Screams of joy Exclamations of frustration

and some friendly heckling

Team photos
In the end the magic pin droppers emerged victorious!

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How To: Make Your Own Face Paint!?

I realize there is more to October than pumpkins, candy and zombie pub crawls but it’s pretty hard to top the ambiance of ghoulish jack-o-lanterns, sugar highs and chanting ‘braaaaaains’! But did you know that a study found that a lot of store-bought face paint contain low levels of lead and allergens like nickel and chromium? Of course, you might not be allergic to these heavy metals but do you want to risk a breakout finding out? I thought so! Luckily, it’s actually not that hard to make up a batch of fairly natural face paint!

Check out this recipe courtesy of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics!

What you’ll need:

Base: Safe, unscented lotion OR pure cocoa butter (available at health food stores) OR safe, fluoride-free toothpaste (avoid minty flavors unless you want it to tingle! Oooh, kinky!)

Now depending on the colours you need, gather the following:

Yellow: Add 1/4 tsp. and a large pinch of stale turmeric to base.

Pink: Using a sieve, mash the juice from 3 fresh or thawed frozen raspberries, blackberries or beets directly into the base. Or, use a deeply colored berry juice or puree.

Purple: Using a sieve, mash the juice from several fresh or frozen blueberries into the base. Or, use blueberry juice.

Brown: Add cocoa powder or chocolate sauce to base.

Black: Use a small amount of squid ink in base for true black.

White: Mix powdered sugar and water.

This goes without saying but…you can’t eat these paints unless you make them without the base! Also, just in case, remember to test a small patch of skin first to make sure you aren’t allergic to the food you’re using.

Now, let the face painting begin!

xoxo
Miss Deb