Face Painting Papa

Bear Face Painting Tutorial YouTube

You can be a bear one week, and a bunny the next. Just whip up a batch of home-made face paint with the children, and create the animal character they want.

All you need can be found at home: baby lotion, cornflour, food colouring and small containers.

Here’s how:

1.    Put baby lotion in small containers

2.    Add a few drops of food colouring to each container

3.    Slowly add cornflour until desired consistency. Add more cornflour for a pastier paint and less for a more pliable texture.

See Homemade Face Paint Recipe

As food colouring can leave a temporary tinge on the skin (it washes off after a few days), some prefer to use washable water colours. You can also purchase face paint at an art supplies or party supplies store.

Many websites, including FacePaint.com, www.facepaint.com provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a look. If you are a visual learner, don’t miss out Face Paintify on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/user/FacePaintify

What happens when you are stuck at home due to heavy rain and can’t get to the River Safari to see the beloved pandas? Paint one up! Here’s a video on how.

Let the children paint your face too. Encourage them to use brushes, Cutips (cotton buds) or even fingers. You may end up looking like a zebra instead of a panda. But, who cares? What’s important is that you bond over a literally face-to-face activity.

If you’re more into super heroes than super endangered animals, turn your children into Spiderman.


Useful Resources:

How to Face Paint by Megan Atwood is available at Singapore’s Public Libraries.

Top Five Face Painters in Singapore

Face Paintify on Youtube

Categories: Hobbies & Crafts, Indoors, Low Budget, Short

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