My daughter was a big fan of a Disney princess makeup kit she received as a birthday present, but we ran into two issues. First, her little brother wanted to play too and this was upsetting to Dad. Secondly, the colors weren’t saturated enough to make the animal faces that my four-year-old was seeking to create. So I went on a quest to lead us away from makeup and toward face paints.
The solution! “Face Painting by the Editors of Klutz” A face painting book and paint kit made by the Klutz folks.
The kids were so excited to flip the pages and pick out our first project. I decided to begin with painting on their hands so they could see the masterpieces while they were being created. My three-year-old son chose a panda bear and a rocket ship. The instructions are super easy. They provide step by step tutorials with photos showing you the colors and shapes. The final effect was terrific. Subsequent projects have included painting faces on their little feet for a tootsie puppet show, and superhero and butterfly/snowflake princess face masks.
I really love the vibrant colors, how quickly the paint dries and how easily it washes with soap and water. One word of warning, painting on the back of their hands didn’t last long with hand washing.
The biggest obstacle for this amateur mom artist has been squirmy kids, but they are getting better with practice. The face painting has been so popular in our house that it was becoming an everyday request. I had to institute a rainy day policy to keep myself sane and the excitement alive.
I picked up my copy of Face Painting at a small, local toy store, but it’s also listed on Amazon for $16.47.
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