Face painting is an art that most children, undoubtedly, love very much. In fact, with the internet and TV children have become more demanding, they can demand for complex face painting designs guided by their little imaginations of certain characters. Here are top ten tips that should guide you in coming up with the best face painting designs and moments.
10. Taking care of the paints: Imagine painting a party of beaming children’s faces; that can be quite an expensive fete. In short, if you are a professional face painter you must have noticed that some paints are quite costly and thus once you have bought the points you have to take good care of them to avoid making substantial losses. Regardless of whether you like using block or tube paints you have to keep them out of reach of children and in a safe manner.
9. Using sponges instead of brushes:
Sponges are usually quicker especially when doing face painting for a group of children. You should ensure that you have different sponges of different colors so as to avoid regular washing of sponges during a painting session. Moreover, sponges are kinder to the soft faces of the children
8. Avoid rushing when painting: If you are a face painter you already know that you have to wait for the first paint to dry properly before applying the second layer of paint. If you don’t do this the paints will mix up and wipe out forcing you to start all over again. To avoid the cracking nature of these layers you should also make sure that you make them thin.
7. Create designs before you start painting: Don’t depend of free hand, but instead endeavor to design the painting that you intend to paint before you start painting. Remember, children unlike adults, are not so patient that they can sit there waiting for you to think about the next color.
6. The Wow Factor: Safety is very important so ensure that the kid has his or her eyes closed during the painting. You can then start using the paint as glue in sticking a piece of cotton on the nose or any other part of the face, covering it up with a piece of tissue paper and painting the tissue to create some bumpy noses or eyebrows. Children basically love creativity that is drawn from simple things.
5. Stencils: You can use stencils such as stars or hearts in painting freehand on the kid’s cheek. This is, however, recommended for painters who are either good in freehand or have just run short of time and need to do something really fast. You can also allow the kids to choose the stencils.
4. Temporary Tattoos: Before you do them you ought to warn the parents or guardians that the tattoos might be a bit difficult to remove. Also, remember some children may have skins that can react negatively with the tattooing.
3. Planning Ahead: You should be creative in planning ahead. For instance, you should visualize what the other child wants painted on his or her face even before you finish with the current face. This will help you greatly in avoiding time wastage. In fact, you should create a chart to enable the children to make quick decisions on the choices of face painting that they want.
2. Mirrors: Remember, the children will obviously want to see the results before they go show off to their colleagues. You can also bring along a stool to avoid too much bending when doing the painting.
1. Tissues in abundance: The type of tissues that you use for wiping the faces of the children should be comfortable. This is very vital because there are certain tissues that can actually irritate the tender and sensitive faces of children.