To remove face paint from carpet, first blot up as much as you can with a dry rag. Next, mix ¼ teaspoon of dish soap with one cup warm water. Apply a small amount of the solution to a clean rag and carefully blot the spot with it. Continue blotting with clean portions of the rag until no more face paint is lifted from the carpet.
If something stronger is needed, apply a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the stain and allow it to soak for five minutes. Following the soak, blot up the liquid. It’s a good idea to try the hydrogen peroxide in a hidden area first, as it may take the color out of some carpet types.
Of interest, an Idaho teacher is under investigation after she reportedly punished students who did not reach their reading goals by allowing their classmates to paint on the faces of the slower readers.