I’ve never done any face painting before, but last year there was a huge sale on at an online toy retailer and I decided it might be worth buying the Snazaroo paints they had on sale.
Now I’m not that artistic, drawing wise, but my theory was that if N had a party, someone would be able to do some face painting, rather than having to pay for them everywhere. But until last week, we had no reason to get them out from the cupboard.
N’s never wanted to have his face painted. I’m not surprised as really it needs a child who’ll sit still for a decent amount of time. And then I do think children must get a bit surprised looking in the mirror and not seeing themselves but a mask looking back at them.
Even in August at Treefest, my friend’s 3 year old had his painted and N waited in the queue with him, but still didn’t want his painted when we got to the front. I suppose it’s cheaper for me at fetes and events, not having to pay to have it done.
But after our week off, one day after nursery he was rooting around in the puzzle cupboard and emerged brandishing the 2 packs of face paints.
‘Mummy, you can paint my face’. Uh oh, I thought. I’m going to have to get creative. Luckily the paints came with instructions for some ideas. I was pleased when we looked through and N decided on a tiger.
For his first time I missed off his eyes, as I wasn’t sure how he’d take that, but he say really nicely (for the most part), and it turned out really well.
Of course, once his face was done we had to go and show Granny, and try and scare her with his tiger’s roar.
N spotted some dandelion’s clocks ripe for blowing. It did make me laugh seeing a little tiger blowing the dandelion clocks away.
Now I’ve just got to find some more face painting ideas – there’s lots of pretty flowers and butterfly ones, but I’m not so keen on a lot of the boyish ones.