October 04, 2011

Fun With Face Painting

In preparation for Halloween, I told my nieces and nephews I would bring all my face painting stuff to a family dinner so we could practice.  I found out I'm definitely not a face painting pro, but we all had some serious fun.  

Each child took a turn, requesting any random thing he or she could think of for me to paint.  I was really excited to try out my Tulip Body Art supplies.

Here's our work:

Naturally, Rex wanted a superhero mask.  I know some schools don't let kids wear masks for Halloween, so this would be a great alternative.  The paint went on quite opaque.  That's great because little kids don't hold still enough for second coats.

One niece wanted big eye make up with glitter and then swirls all over.  Like I said, I'm not an expert.  Let's call this one the exotic mermaid princess?

Another niece wanted pink and glitter.  The body art kit has this glue you spread on and then blot with glitter.  It's cool stuff.

On nephew wanted the Cars logo.  That was a bit tricky, but we made it work.

Of course there had to be some Batman action.  (I think I might have made the mask look more like Cat Woman.  Whoops :)

And one nephew let me practice my beard that I'll paint on Baden for his viking costume.  (Don't worry folks.  It's root beer.)

I just might bring out the face paints a little more often.  It was like having our own little carnival.  The kids loved it and the Tulip face and body paint we used isn't hard to wash off.  (I was a little nervous that my sisters were going to kill me if it was hard to wash off.  No worries.  It was a breeze.  Whew!)

Thanks for stopping by.


Jessie said...

Just wanted to let you know I just got the pattern for the superhero capes! So excited to start. I have 2 boys and a girl who will all be superheros this year! Thanks for the heads up on the adorable pattern!

Taylor Swim said...

Bahh ha ha! They had so much fun. Very cool!

Andrea said...

For the beard, if you use a sponge and blot it on a plate/paper towel first, and then blot it on the face, it looks more "hairy"

Morgan said...

I love it!!!! Me and my sister just started really getting into face painting. So I love seeing other people doing face painting.
P.S. Just found your blog a few days ago, and I am addicted! Thank you for creating such a great blog!

The Miller Five said...

Cute! Want to come help me in a few weeks at my daughter's Paris themed salon party? No face painting, but plenty of fingers and toes! :)

The Harper Family said...

Where do you buy the face paint? I think you did a find job...love the glitter! And using it for a mask is a great idea.


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