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Tips On How to Do Face Painting


Face painting is a big hit with kids and even adults in parties and festivals. It’s a fun way to express yourself and stand out. A long time ago, face painting was used as a defense mechanism during wars where warriors would paint their faces with different designs to either intimidate or scare off their enemies. Nowadays, face painting is done solely for fun reasons unlike before. Face painting is a top favorite in children’s parties as shown to the number of kids you’ll see lining up to get their face painted with different designs. If you want to do face painting by yourself, here are various tips you can use to make it smooth and fun.

Primarily, you need to look for face painting designs. If you want to use more designs, you can check some painting books in the bookstore or you can also search for them on the internet. Be sure to print the designs you like and compile them in a clear book so you can use them over and over. These designs are very helpful when you do face painting or when you ask the artist to face paint the kids.

Since you now have the designs you can go out and buy what you will need for face painting. A face paint, brush, and a sponge are the things needed for this. Before you go shopping for the materials you’ll use, know first how many kids are expected to attend the event. It is important that you check thoroughly of the paint you’re buying is for the face. A hypo allergenic face paint is highly recommendable.It is also recommended that you use good quality brushes which you can reuse and not the cheap ones which could just be thrown away after a single use. Be sure to wash them all properly before the event.

In big parties where there are many kids, it is advisable to have more than one person doing the face painting. Painting kids’ faces could be tiring, too, so it is best to have a back-up plan and have some people help you out also. Let the kids choose what design they want by showing them the compilation of the designs you have. You can always modify the color scheme depending on what the kids want. Give the kids the power to design what they want and just ask them to describe it to you.

Face painting is a fun activity that kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy. You can allow the kids to do the painting on his/her friends’ faces but make sure that they won’t make a mess. You can also let adults line up for face painting if they want to. These are just a few tips on how to do face painting the basic rule is; have fun!


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