She loved the flowers

Face Painting

At my son’s School Fair last week, both my children decided to wait patiently at the face painting table.  We had used face paints at home before but my daughter had never had her face painted by someone else before.  She sat perfectly still, with her eyes shut and was a very excited little girl when she saw that she had a, “Pretty butterfly,” on her face.  My son, with his alter-ego: ‘Super Spy Blue’ was very pleased with his blue eye mask design.  However, as the School Fair was on between 6pm and 8pm, it meant that these artistic escapes from reality had to be wiped off before bedtime or risk being wiped all over their pillows.  We had two pretty miserable children!

Fortunately, they were persuaded to calm down and cheer up before bedtime with the promise that I would paint their faces the next day, and the day after, if they so wished.  So I did.  Two happy children again!

Blue Spiderman and Pink Cat
Blue Spiderman and Pink Cat

After face painting,I even painted their arms.  My son designed his own, ‘Super Spy Blue,’ arm band, with built in computer and buttons.

My son's arm band design
My son’s arm band design
On the other side...
On the other side…
H's arm design
H’s arm design
Pretty Flowers
Pretty Flowers

We followed the Snazaroo handbook that came with our face paints to start with but now that I am getting more confident with painting their faces, I think we shall start making up more of our own designs soon!

Mummy of Two

Disclosure: I have written about Snazaroo face paints as I love this brand.  I was not asked to write this post and I was not compensated in any way. I just think they are great face paints!

  • mummyoftwo

    You did a great job replicating the face painting! What a great idea to let them do their arms too!

    • Thank you! We really enjoyed it. The arms were all S’s idea and a great one at that 🙂

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  • We love Snazeroo as well. I won a competiton a couple of years ago and got loads of Snazeroo face paints. Now we have to do designs on the arms because both girls prefer it. They always ask for it to be done on their arms now when we go to fairs and things. Your designs are great and I love that your son designed his own 🙂

    • Thank you. Congratulations on the competition win! Sounds like heaven…

  • I’m terrible at face painting but my daughter loves to have pretty flower designs around her eyes.

    • I’m sure that you are better than you think. Your daughter sounds like she enjoys it 🙂

  • ellie caldwell

    I can’t wait for my little girl to be old enough for facepaint as I love it.
    I love the design you son did and what a great idea to use facepaints for dress up

    • It was all his idea. Face painting is great-I hope our little girl enjoys it as much as we do 🙂

  • Globalmouse

    We are big fans of facepaint in our house too….I love the pink cat design – brilliant!

    • Thank you. Face painting is such fun 🙂

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    I really want Baby’s face to be painted, but no one would do it last year as she was too young. I love your tiger face x

    • Thank you, she was roaring a lot with that on! Maybe Baby could have her face painted soon, if she’ll let them.

  • JoBryan

    Oh I love the flowers at the bottom, very pretty and makes a change, lovely for a summer day out with a pretty dress. You are very clever!

    • Thank you. My daughter was adamant that she wanted flowers. You are right though, they would look lovely with a pretty dress. 🙂

  • We love Snazaroo face paints – my two like painting my face 😉

    • They are great, aren’t they? My children like painting my face too but I refrained from putting those photos on my blog post 😉

  • Julie B

    I love face painting. My fav is the cat one x

    • Thank you. I find it very relaxing plus the children sit still for more than five minutes whilst I’m painting 🙂

  • Kara

    Love them……I need to get practising for Camp Bestival

    • Thanks, face painting is great! I hope that you enjoy Camp Bestival 🙂

  • Agata Pokutycka

    Face painting is such a fun activity. I just wish I could actually paint something nice 😉

    • We really enjoyed it!. A good, fine paint brush comes in very handy. I painted my son as a dalmation once and he spend several minutes joining the dots together on his own so I don’t think it matters to them what is on their faces 😉

  • Well done, they look fab. I’m yet to convince Monkey to try face painting.

  • Well done, they look fab. I’m yet to convince Monkey to try face painting.

    • Thank you. My daughter hated it when we tried last year but suddenly loves it now. I hope Monkey is convinced soon-it’s great fun!

  • Nayna Kanabar

    They look so cute and a really pretty, nicely painted designs.

    • Thank you, I’ve not had many attempts at face painting so am quite pleased. A good, fine brush came in very useful!

  • Great face painting! Not sure I could manage anything so precise

  • I’ve never been confident enough to do my own children’s face paints, your efforts look fab!

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  • Caroline Hooper

    A great job! I have made the mistake of letting them fall asleep and then having to clean the pillow slips in the morning! I bet they really enjoyed it 🙂

    • dillydrops

      Thank you- they loved it! We still keep trying a few different designs out now. I have made the pillow mistake before-never again 🙂