Face Painting Ideas

Some new ideas on face painting for children and adults alike.

Face painting ideas – easy ways to begin

Posted by hadders on May 14, 2009

After you’ve been pestered (or is that harassed) by your little ones to paint their faces you are left with coming up with face painting ideas. What to do ? Where to begin? How do you do it? Help is at hand folks.

The first thing to remember is that you don’t have to be a Renoir or a Picasso. Kids, especially younger ones, just want something painted on their face. There are loads of face painting ideas but in the heat of the moment (read, the yell of the child), it’s difficult to get inspiration, I know it was for me. Too many choices! Then I saw this site for some face painting ideas . It has some really easy designs to get you started.

You can start with the simple flowers or butterflies while you build your skill before moving onto some of the more complex designs. For large areas you will get better results using a sponge. A simple snowman would be a really easy way to start.

Paint the face all white with the sponge. Do the nose and eyes in black. and voila! A snowman!

Another really easy one to start with but a bit more involved is a cat or dog. Just mix some brown and whit to get a tan color. Paint the face all over. Do a pink bit on the nose. Some black whiskers and your four year old will be over the moon.

If you have any other really easy face painting ideas, let me know.

Dave

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Hey all you folks keen on face painting ideas. Check this out. A word of warning.

Posted by hadders on August 29, 2007

Face painting isn’t always fun. I saw this article about a Principal of a school in Spirit Lake, Idaho told the students to remove their face paint but some took too long to do it as a result the paint hardened. The Principal then used various solvents to get it off but some parents said their children got their faces burned.

So always use the right face paint. They should be water-based not grease paint. (That’s for actors on stage performing under the heat of the limelight). Here is a good source of info about face paints. They are the world leaders in face paint manufacturing and have some good safety guidelines. They say that their products and processes are USFDA compliant and the equivalent in the EU.

Before you do any face painting on a child, it’s a good idea to test a small piece of skin first to see if they have any reaction before applying paint to the whole face. Use clean tools, sponges and brushes and wash them in hot water when you have finished. When cleaning off face paints always use clean, fresh water with a little baby shampoo or a good quality baby wipe that doesn’t contain any alcohol. These won’t harm your children’s skin.

Having said all of that, it is very rare to have any problem with face painting so don’t let one unfortunate incident and a bunch of safety tips put you off having loads of fun with your kids and your face painting ideas. That’s the key – HAVE FUN.

Let me know how you get on with your face painting ideas with your kids.

Dave

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Face painting ideas – easy ways to begin

Posted by hadders on August 29, 2007

After you’ve been pestered (or is that harassed) by your little ones to paint their faces you are left with coming up with face painting ideas. What to do ? Where to begin? How do you do it? Help is at hand folks.

The first thing to remember is that you don’t have to be a Renoir or a Picasso. Kids, especially younger ones, just want something painted on their face. There are loads of face painting ideas but in the heat of the moment (read, the yell of the child), it’s difficult to get inspiration, I know it was for me. Too many choices! Then I saw this site for some face painting ideas . It has some really easy designs to get you started.

You can start with the simple flowers or butterflies while you build your skill before moving onto some of the more complex designs. For large areas you will get better results using a sponge. A simple snowman would be a really easy way to start.

Paint the face all white with the sponge. Do the nose and eyes in black. and voila! A snowman!

Another really easy one to start with but a bit more involved is a cat or dog. Just mix some brown and whit to get a tan color. Paint the face all over. Do a pink bit on the nose. Some black whiskers and your four year old will be over the moon.

If you have any other really easy face painting ideas, let me know.

Dave

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