Do you have an urge to learn face painting?  Maybe you just want a good idea that will spark some imagination in you that wasn’t there before. Everyone can enjoy face painting projects, and this piece is great for getting useful insight. If you’ve got a family that loves face painting, or you would like to explore, then try using a q-tip as your brush of choice.

The cotton end of a q-tip makes for an excellent brush to paint on a face with. It’s soft and very controllable. You can create great looking cat whiskers and all sorts of funky designs!  Take a look at this video it really does give some wonderful insights into learning the art of face painting, you will learn what supplies you need

Useful for face painting beginners, and an excellent way of introducing the kids to art and crafts and encouraging creativity…great fun too.

The article and site below will be an excellent resource for you beginners!

What do I need to start Face Painting    ? 

You can paint a fantastic face from the first time you pick up a face painting brush. With only a few colours and simple strokes, it really is easy to create simple designs that children will love. Then, with practice, you can learn to create incredibly detailed works of art.

You will not need to buy vast amounts of expensive equipment, but the following items are essential.

Essential Tools:

• Water based face paints – you can choose from individual pots of colour or a standard 8 colour palette. We recommend you start with at least the three primary colours: red, yellow, blue, plus a black and white, this way you will be able to create other colours by mixing them. If you need some help mixing colours you can purchase our 28 page face painting guide which includes a mixing chart to give you a helping hand. Read More



Make sure that any face painting projects you do with children are age appropriate. If the children you are working with are of all different ages, you should break the project up into pieces and allow children to work on things that you feel are appropriate for their age group.

Lets look deeper at how to face paint, and look even closer at some of the supplies you will need

How To Face Paint in More Detail


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