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Craft: Lickety-split Lip Gloss

Lickety-split Lip Gloss

Total Time Needed: 30 Minutes or less

Pucker up! This super lip gloss is fruity, sweet, and sassy, and it gives your lips a little kiss of color. We bet tiny pots of this stuff would make tasty party favors at any gathering of your favorite glamour gals.


  • 1 tablespoon solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 packet (.13- to .23-ounce, or enough to make 2 quarts) unsweetened flavored powdered drink mix, such as Kool-Aid
  • ¼ teaspoon hot water


Lickety-split Lip Gloss - Step 1

1. Combine the shortening and honey in a small bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, stir together the drink mix and water until the powder is dissolved.

3. Stir the water mixture a drop or two at a time into the base mixture, until the gloss is colored and scented to your liking.


To save the lip gloss for another day, refrigerate it in an empty lip gloss pot or other clean container for up to three days.