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Face Painting Kits For Parties

Updated on May 26, 2010

Face painting is a fun, traditional part of big birthday parties, school fairs, even business picnics. Its a great way to get the kids entertained and make any party or event memorable. The great part about setting up a face painting booth or table is that very little is required for set up. Only a handful of face painting supplies are necessary and all of it can be fit into a box or art supply tool box for easy transporting. There is not much required in order to set up face painting kits for parties

Whether you are doing face painting for fun or are looking to create a face painting business, investing in a professional, face painting kit is essential for pleasing everyone and making sure that there is no request that can't be done. The face paints will last for many occasions and if you are doing it for profit, teaming up an arsenal of great face painting supplies and a creative mind will boost your credibility and help you to be seen as a professional in the party industry.

Face Painting Supplies

Here are just a handful of the things you will need to get started with face painting.

  • Professional or Large Face Painting Kit
  • Set of Professional Face Painting Brushes
  • Face Painting Templates and Stencils
  • Toothpicks, Sponges, and Eye Shadow Brushes for Effects
  • Brush Rinse Cups
  • Paper Towels
  • Wet Wipes
  • Glitter and Art Jewels

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Learning How To Face Paint

If don't have a lot of experience with face painting, you can still learn. There are many face painting designs that do not require a lot of skill, just practice. Get a book, your face painting kit and some blank card stock. Practice the popular designs and go from there.

As you get better and better, cut out square cards of the completed designs to put into a portfolio. Not only will this help you to get better, it will give your future guests or customers a book to pick the face paint designs they want you to draw for them on their face.

Face Painting Occasions and Opportunities

Whether you are doing it as a volunteer for fun, or to offer a face painting business service and make a profit, there are many different types of events that would benefit from the services of a face painting artist.

  • Kids Birthday Parties and Sleepovers
  • Company Picnics
  • School Fairs and Fundrasiers
  • Community Gatherings
  • Saturday Markets
  • Junior High and High School Football Games


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      Nora Stratford 

      6 years ago

      I have been doing this for just a few months now. I love seeing the look on kids faces when they see themselves in the mirror for the first time. Finding a good paint booth supplier isn't very hard either, there are a lot of them around. I get all my supplies from This is definitely a fun side project for me.


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