Face Painting

"You rock at face painting!"

You will need: face paints, wet wipes, mirrors, probably dress-up costumes afterwards...

I really recommend before starting this that you check the face paints – some brands and colours are harder to wash off, some easier.

This is a great face to face activity, with lots of contact. Don't worry if you think you are not creative your child will love the attention if you speak gently to them and laugh at your mistakes (wet wipes are pretty good at washing off small bits). Let them paint your face – it washes off! The important thing is to have a giggle. It doesn't have to be professional face paint either, I let my bub play with the make-up colours I don't like, she gets hideous pink blusher all over the bathroom mat, green eyeshadow on her cheeks and purple on her lips, lipstick all down her neck and weird brown ears from bronzer. Sometimes I do grown-up eyeshadow and blusher on her and we end up dressing up as princesses....

Try face paint crayons – they are so quick. If you want to do more there are glitter face paints, neon face paints, books with complex designs, shop around and I'm sure you'll find some awesome stuff. At a kids party we once went to there were rainbow face crayons - a rainbow in one sweep - awesome!! xx