Do you remember the face painting Mums and Dads who ‘volunteered’ to paint the faces of kids at the school gala? I sure do! I was one of those eager little girls queuing up to become Cinderella or the harlequin clown. You know, the one with the black and white face, with the tear drop falling down!
Luckily for our children, face painting paints and techniques have taken huge leaps and bounds over the past few years and there are even professional face painters who will do all the hard work for you – we have teamed up with some incredibly talented ones!!
Popular Face Painting Ideas For Birthday Parties
- Super Heroes – Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Captain America, Iron Man and Green Lantern are all popular super heroes with kids. Some super heroes can be so obscure though, it may help you to have a print out of various heroes for you to refer to, just in case Spiderman turns red and blue instead of red and black! Heaven forbid!
- Fairies – Little girls are so taken by fairies and why not! Add some glitter paint to a little fairy face for an extra bit of magic! Handy face painting colours to have on hand for fairies are pink, purple, gold and silver.
- Movie and TV Characters – Watching TV has become such a huge part of our culture nowadays and children are getting many of their favourite themes and ideas from it. With block buster hits such as Frozen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Cinderella and other Disney favourites becoming super popular, you will need to know who is who! That means it would be a great idea to spend a few hours checking out popular characters on the internet before the birthday party, just to make sure you know what your painted face should look like!
Another thing you need to make sure you have is the right type of face paint. When we provide a face painter for a party, we use high quality FDA approved face paint which are water based and suitable for sensitive skin. It really pays to use the best face paint you can, as there would be nothing worse than Little Jenny going home from the party with an allergic reaction. The face paint will also need to come off faces easily and not stain clothing, which is why our face paint washes off with mild soap and water or gentle baby wipes.
As for advice on the actual face painting itself? A steady hand, lots of patience and heaps of practice on family and friends before the day of the birthday party! But if that all sounds too time consuming, we will happily come and do all the face painting entertainment for you instead! Just get in touch today and book us in!