This activity is a lot of fun and it makes for some colorful and memorable celebrations. Be it a game or any other contest, supporters like to paint their faces to show their support for their team. Occasions like Halloween present even more opportunities. Kids must be encouraged to be a part of such activities.
- Make sure that you use FDA-approved paints, that are specially designed for face painting. Make use of natural products and chemicals that are not harmful to the facial skin and can be easily removed. This will also prevent allergic reactions of the skin.
- Don't use acrylic paints for face painting, as they don't come off easily and are harmful to skin. Washable markers should not be used either, as they are harmful.
- Maintain hygiene while painting faces and wash brushes after you finish painting one face and switch to another. Be careful with using the glitter near a kid's eyes. It is best to restrict its use.
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Kids love doing all sorts of 'out of the box' things. Face painting can best be done by adults. Before beginning, it's best to have a sketch of the design/graphic that is to be depicted. With this face painting will be easier. Let the base color dry before applying other colors and paint thin layers to avoid cracking of paint after drying.
Face painting is a fun activity which kids enjoy any time. These ideas can be effectively used in demonstrations and protests to denote slogans and messages. Exploring arts like these is a lot of fun and everyone should try it out once. It is an opportunity of transforming that familiar face of yours into something else, just for the fun of it.