I love painting children's faces. I'm by no means an expert; I stick to simple cartoon images and swirls. I only use facepaint and a brush and a smidgeon of glitter, I can't do fancier designs that require sponges, stencils, jewels or airbrushing tools. But kids don't seem to care. Even a simple heart or rainbow on their cheek brings out huge smiles. Some kids don't like being touched in the face and others can't sit still long enough to paint a detailed design, but fortunately my kids love it, and I can spend ages painting lots of fun designs on their faces.
I've done a couple of birthday parties for family and for charity, and I always have as much fun as the kids whose faces I paint. Parents sometimes tell me it's such a shame that such pretty art inevitably gets smudged away. But I don't mind. That's why it's facepaint. It just means that I get another blank canvas to paint on all over again.
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