One of the best activities introduced in the recent years is face painting. It is very much visible in almost all children’s parties, carnivals, and festivals. This is an activity that boys, girls and even their parents can enjoy and participate in. Even kids could do face painting by themselves since it is very basic to do and they could either try painting each other’s faces or just choose the designs they want. Show the kids the ropes and explain to the the techniques needed and guide them to make them understand and learn the basics of face painting. This is if the kids will be the ones doing the face painting. If you are the one doing the face painting for kids then you will need the basic face painting supplies.
Initially, you have to look for various face painting designs. There are many designs you can find online. Choose a design for girls and for boys. If you plan to do face painting again, print out the designs and arrange them in clear books, separate the designs of boys and the designs for girls. There are also face painting books you can find in various crafts and bookstores in your area. The artist could make use of the designs as pattern. Be sure the designs can be done so do not choose very complicated ones.
Afterwards, pick the paints you will be using. Various brands of face paints are available in the market and it is very important that you choose the right colors. Available paints are metallic, plain colors and those with glitters. You can choose one type of combine all of them. If you’re going to shop for paints, it’s advisable to bring the designs with you so you’ll know which colors you have to buy the most. You should remember to get the water based face paints so check the label more than once just to be sure. Face painting marker could also be purchases in the store. Use the marker to make an outline on the face. This will make the process easier to especially if you are not used to brushes or sponges.
Finally, make sure to purchase brushes and sponges. Remember to get the different sizes of brushes just to be sure you can create the designs. You can use sponged to color large portions of the face. It is advisable to invest in brushes if you plan on doing face painting more than once.
If the kids think they could do the designs by themselves, they could actually do the face painting by themselves. Have the kids play around with each other’s faces. Kids could also paint their parents’ faces so everybody could enjoy and have fun. If they ask you to step in, do so and show them how it is done. You might even find future artists in the kids by just watching them paint.