My kids love face painting. I am doing face painting for my daughter’s birthday party this year and I am excited because it is always a popular choice and lots of fun for me and the kids.
Face Painting Tips:
*Professional face paint is a little more expensive, but it is so worth it because they are certified safe. That way you can rest assured that there are no hidden nasties or toxic pigments in the face paint.
*Professional face paint goes on a lot easier and is easier to do more intricate designs with.
*Professional face paint also comes out of carpet and clothes more easily.
*To keep costs down, just buy a couple of colors, like red, blue and yellow, and
mix them together to make more colors.
*Use disposable cotton buds and make-up pads. Using different pads for different colors means you don’t have to wash out the pads during a painting session.
*Make sure you have plenty of photos of finished faces that kids can look at while they were waiting. This gives them time to make their minds up and also gives you a template to work from.
*Remember to take a mirror so the person who’s face you’ve just painted can see the result.
*Baby wipes work fast and easy for ‘mistakes’; you can also be assured they are safe to use on faces.
*Avoid letting paint dry on your brushes and utensils. Brushes, utensils, and hands can then be washed with soap and water.
Buy Face Paint:
There are lots of places you can get face paints but I recently found one I am very pleased with. Actually, Go Green Face Paint found me and sent me a package of their certified organic face paint. I couldn’t be happier with this child safe, lead free, dye free, paraben free organic face paint that is safe for everyone. If you are looking to buy facepaint and you want to try their professional quality organic face paint, you can get it on Amazon
DIY Face Paint Tiger Instructions
First you will want to use white on the eyelids and over the eyebrows making an upward triangle shape over the eyebrows.
Then use the face paint around the mouth area downward from the nose and over the mouth towards the bottom of the chin.
Next fill in the rest of the face with orange face paint.
Finally use black to add symmetrical stripes and color in area over nostrils. Draw a line straight under the nose to connect it to mouth.
Use the picture as your guide but this helps give you an idea of the general order that works best for the face paints.
If you’d like other face paint ideas, you may want to check out these directions for skull face paint and comic book face paint. Do you think you will try one of these face paint ideas? I hope you found the face painting tips helpful.