Face painting is extremely popular with children of all ages. If you need to learn how to do face painting you will find it is quite easy to do, but ideally you should be reasonably good at drawing pictures.
The best way to learn how to do face painting is just to have a go. Obtain a book about how to do face painting from your local library and go out and purchase a few face paint packs, sponges and brushes. The books will tell you all you need to know on how to get you started. If you find yourself beginning to enjoy face painting, and let’s face it, it’s great fun for both you and the children, and you need to learn more, look out for your local adult education classes where more often than not a face painting course is included amongst any kind of theatrical or media make-up course and can further instruct you on how to do face painting .
Making Your Own Face Paint
You can make your own face paint by using the following easy ingredients.
1 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp water
1/2 tsp cold cream
Mix together the starch and cold cream until well blended. Add water and stir, and finally add the food coloring.
Use a small paint brush to paint the designs onto the face. The paint is easily removed using soap and water and may be stored in an airtight container when not in use. It is advisable not to face paint people whoever have sensitive skin or any allergies to the above ingredients.
Mix different food colors to make your own special colors if possible. Never let paint get into the eyes and when you’re working near or around the eyes the person should close them when you paint above them and look up when you’re working below the eyes.
When Is It Not Safe To Face Paint Someone?
Face painting is fun and easy, but there are several occasions when you should not carry out face painting on an individual, these are:-
If the person is under three years old.
If the person has any food allergies or allergic reactions to soaps, skin creams.
If the person has any open cuts wounds or sores or spots on their face.
If they have any known infectious skin condition.
Face Painting is easy, fun and rewarding. In a few days, you could learn an art that could:-
Give you a unique skill and a way to express your creativity, even if you thought you never have a creative bone in your body.
Give you a talent that you can offer as a way to raise money for your favorite charities, schools or other organizations.
Also with additional training and experience you can provide a part time income to you and your family.