Thursday, October 16, 2008

Face painting

For my daughter's upcoming birthday party, I decided I might try my hand at face painting. I collected some photos from the internet I liked, check out a book at the library, and bought some face paints at the party store. The face paints are not very cheap but cheaper than hiring a face painter, right.

Here's a couple of the faces I've tried so far. Now if I can only get my face painting time down to ten minutes from twenty minutes a face for the party. I think I may have to enlist a volunteer to help out too.

The painting part is actually much easier than it would seem. The only thing that makes it challenging is that the canvas is constantly moving around (at least my canvas). It's not too hard to wash off, but the black takes a bit more scrubbing as the paint is grease or oil based. It makes for a fun activity especially as it gets too cold to go outside. My 3-year old thought it was "amazing" when she looked in the mirror. I even talked my husband into letting me practice on him.

Links & References

I ordered a 14 paint set made by Snazaroo from Ebay but I don't think it will get here in time for the party so I was able to find some locally at my local Zurchers discount party store. I got a 5 paint set made by Mehron for $8 and a couple of single color cups, green and orange for about $3 ea. (although I don't see that they have Mehron paints online).

Here are a couple of really good videos:
Kid's Tiger (I used this one for the tiger I did but changed the forehead to look like "Master Tigress" from Kung Fu Panda with which my daughter is currently obsessed.


  1. just had to be an overachiever didn't you? Couldn't just settle for painting a heart or a rainbow on one cheek or the backside of a hand could you? LOL. Those look fantastic! Might you share where you found the paints and what they're called? Great job.

  2. wow! it's a shame to wash them off.

  3. hi, i found your face painting through a google, and was wondering if the paint stayed on the face well. did it rub off any during the day? i would appreciate if you could inform me. thank you and the face painting looks awesome!

  4. You can find any Mehron products you need straight from their site.