Face painting



Donated by Lena

What do you need?

  • Face paint
  • Brushes
  • Sponge
  • Paint remover

How does it work?
Find on this website (http://www.snazaroo.com/beginners-guide/guides/pf-sticks) the step-by-step guides to start facepainting

What else do I need to know? 
Before you start face painting check that the child/children have no skin allergies or infections. If in doubt, try a little on the inside of his or her wrist and leave it for approximately 60 minutes to see if a reaction develops. Make sure your face paints are presented on a clean towel and that you have a good supply of water for washing brushes and sponges between faces. There is no need to put any cream or moisturizer on the skin before you begin. Water based face paint is best applied directly onto clean, dry skin. You may wish to keep the hair away from the face with a hair band or clips. Always apply the base colour first, using a damp sponge. Make sure that the sponge is not too wet by squeezing out excessive water or the finished result may be streaky. To achieve a deeper colour, allow the first coat to dry and then apply a second coat. On designs that have a variety of light and dark colours, apply the lighter colour first, if possible.

What is the purpose of this activity? 
Being creative together, by painting faces of children and getting familiair with animals, cartoons, paterns etc.