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Learn Face Painting Patterns for Kid's Parties

Oct 26, 2007
In the past, old war tribes used frightening face paint patterns to scare their foes. But now, creating face painting patterns are an enjoyable activity for kids and adults who are young at heart.

Creating face painting patterns and designs has become a staple to most children parties because it gives the event an exciting and colorful twist. But, before you use any patterns, you must learn the basics first.

If you are just learning how to face paint a child, you will discover that the craft can be tiresome especially to uncooperative kids. What you can do is face paint only those who are interested or paint other parts of the child's body such as the feet and the hands. Once the child sees how fun the activity is, he or she will be willing to sit still let you paint a pattern on them.

When using face painting patterns on kids for a party, make sure that you have lots of simple designs and patterns to make the job easier for you. To start with, make sure that the child's face is free from any dirt, cuts, or open wounds. Painting a clear face will be much easier because the paint will stick on the skin quickly.

After making sure that the face is clean, you can now start creating face painting patterns by applying the face paint in thin layers one after the other. You can use different lengths and widths of brushes in applying and mixing the colors together according to the pattern. You can wipe off extra paints by using a clean and damp sponge.

Using face painting patterns

To make it easier, it is best to use simple patterns like animals, insects, fairy tale characters, and human patterns for boys and girls alike.

If you are learning to face paint, you will discover that it will be much easier when you know how to use or create patterns. Good face paint will truly depend on the pattern used. Just like in sewing a dress, patterns, can help you start with the design you will be using.

You can copy a specific face painting pattern exactly if you want or you can make some minor changes like in strokes and the colors used. You can also add some details such as glitters or glitter gels to add impact to the pattern and the design themselves.

When painting children, always remember that patterns can serve as base or foundation for the design of the face paint. And, since you are just learning patterns for children's parties, make sure that you use those pieces you are truly confident with. Bear in mind that patterns can be shown through the use of a photo or drawing on a specific face that you have worked on. Once you have learned how to make patterns on your own, painting kids will be easier for you.

To be able to create simple face painting patterns, the most important thing that you should consider is the creation of the outline of the face. You can practice this on piece of bond paper before doing it on the actual model.

In the paper, draw an oval, which will represent the face. After this, draw a vertical line at the center of the face and a horizontal line across it. After that, draw two lines that are placed just above the centerline drawn earlier these lines that divide the oval will define where the eyes, mouth, and nose should be placed.

Photocopying them can duplicate this simple face pattern or you can use a tracing paper above it so you can create your personal face painting patterns. With these, you can now draw outlines and designs on the paper and apply colors on to it. This is very important because it will save you time and hassle once you will do it in actual kids' parties. You can also work faster with several models because you have patterns that you can follow and just modify it with some of the kids.
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Philadelphia Tivoli is the creator of the popular "The Comprehensive Guide to Face Painting": A step by step guide to 50 fabtastic face painting patterns. Grab your copy hereface painting patterns by clicking here.
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