I recently discovered the ultimate way to entertain your child. Face painting. If your child is anything like mine they will love making up adventures, games and make believe worlds. Face paints have added a whole new dimension to my son’s life. When he comes to me and says ‘I’m a tiger!’, and I look up to see an orange and black striped face, it is rather hard to dispute that! This new obsession came around after we went to his school Christmas disco, and there was a face-painting corner. I sat and chatted with the lovely professionals, who taught me a few basics, and I was so surprised by how easy it was to pick up the techniques.
My son could not stop raving about how much he had enjoyed being painted as a Christmas angel face paints, and begged me all holidays to recreate it for him. Having no artistic talent whatsoever, I was reluctant to try without supervision. I got hold of some Snazaroo face paints from their website, and after following some of the ‘face painting for beginners’ guides, my son and I were soon creating different characters everyday.
I think face painting is such a unique way to bond with your child as well as encouraging their imagination and artistic skills. The Snazaroo paints are reasonably priced, and they often have online exclusive offers that help to make it that little bit more affordable. I would really recommend starting with some of the basic colour paints in a small size. A little goes a long way with them and they last for 18months, so don’t feel you have to rush in and buy a full range only to find you don’t get on with them.
The next thing my son has got his eye on is the range of Snazaroo special effects. After seeing the picture of the broken finger that had caught his eye, I was less sure. I think it might make a great birthday gift for him, especially as his birthday falls right before Halloween. I think with the face painting skills I have learnt, I would feel confident to paint his friends into little monsters at his next party too!