Little About Me
About Face Painting
First of all let's discuss the paints I use. "Non-Toxic" does not mean "safe for skin." Acrylic craft paints are not meant to be used on the skin - nor are watercolor markers or pencils. Just because the package says "non-toxic" does not mean that it is safe to put on skin. Many people are allergic to the non-FDA approved chemicals and colorants used in craft paints (such as nickel), and will break out in a rash from these paints. Watercolor markers (or "washable markers") do not remove from skin easily - it can take days to get the stain removed. The "washable" part of the name refers to fabric, not skin. There are many brands of safe face paint readily available and they are not more expensive than craft paints since a little bit goes a very long way! Face painting is applying a design to the face, usually children's faces, using brushes and paints suitable for use on the skin. It is common at festivals and parties for children. The designs may be very simple such as a butterfly shape on the cheek in one or two colors or extremely complex such as a full leopard mask with detailed spots and many shades of color.