Face painting offers children a great opportunity to express themselves with the skilled artwork of a professional children's entertainer. A Children's Face Painter uses face paint, wash-off tattoo pens and make up glitter to transform a child's' face into their favourite superhero, animal or flower! It takes about 6-7 minutes to draw and colour a design on each child's face.
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Face painting is suitable for children aged 3 years+ and in any environment where the children are in good health. The age guide ensures that children are able to ask for what they want, and will be able to cope with having an adult painting their face. Arms or legs can be painted too, but usually only with the parents permission, pre-arranged with the artist. Patch testing can be arranged if you are unsure about skin sensitivity issues. Each child will have their face painted using fresh sponges - hygiene being of paramount importance. Come bed time, the designs are easy to remove with straightforward soap and water and clean flannel.
Face painters often provide a range of great additional services too and are happy to work with you to create great party entertainment for your children and their friends, such as disco lights and party music, dance routine ideas, art and craft packs, a costume box and party favours. You organise the refreshments and the space and they can do the rest! Children revel in the opportunity to dress up and these gorgeous temporary masks bring their creativity to the fore! No matter what your theme, your Face Painter can bring some additional sparkle to your event!
TIPS & ADVICE ON HIRING A FACE PAINTER
If you’re throwing a party and you want to add a bit of extra colour, sparkle and shine, hiring a Face Painter is the way to go. With a huge range of designs to choose from, guests can enjoy the thrill of being made up in a fun and unique way. Whether you have young fans of Elsa from Frozen, or you just want glitter galore for a festival vibe, our talented Face Painters have their brushes at the ready.
WHAT EXACTLY WILL A FACE PAINTER DO AT YOUR EVENT?
A hired Face Painter will set up a table with their paints and brushes in a fixed location at your venue and guests will queue to sit and have their faces painted.
WHAT KIND OF EVENTS DO FACE PAINTERS ATTEND?
People of all ages enjoy having their faces painted, from children aged three and over right up to teenagers and adults. Face painters are especially popular for birthday parties, family fun days, Halloween, children’s themed parties and events with a festival, circus or burlesque theme.
When a child has their face painted, it can really make them feel special and light up their imagination. They will love being adorned with pretty decorations and glittery flowers and butterflies, or being transformed into their favourite animal, character or superhero.
At Halloween, guests can choose from spooky designs such as villains from horror films, or evil looking zombies. At parties and sporting events, football fans can even have their team’s logo painted on their head for the day!
There’s no need to worry about bad skin reactions to the paints, as only safe, water-based and hypoallergenic materials are used.
After wedding photos have been taken by your photographer, why not treat the children at your wedding to a Face Painter. This is a fun way for the kids to really celebrate the big day in their own way as they run around looking like pirates, superheroes and princesses!
Hiring a Face Painter for a corporate event is definitely value for money. Always a hit with children and adults alike, you will certainly draw the crowds at a product launch or store opening, and attract plenty of positive attention.
If you’re looking for fun and different way to entertain work colleagues and bosses at your annual work party, hiring an artist to paint the faces of your co-workers will get them queuing up to join in the fun.
HOW MUCH WILL A FACE PAINTER COST?
The price of hiring a face painter will depend on how long you hire them for, your location, travel time, types of paint / glitter used, and the number of painters you hire. Prices at peak times such as bank holidays and during December may be higher. We recommend contacting individual painters using our messaging service, for a free, no-obligation quote.
As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between £100 and £300 for one face painter for up to two hours in the UK ($100 - $300 in the U.S. and €114 - €340 in Europe).
HOW LONG CAN I HIRE A FACE PAINTER FOR?
On average, a Face Painter will paint for one or two hours, although they can tailor their sessions to suit you. For example, if your event is going on all day or all evening, they can set up a table and be there for the duration. It’s best to discuss your requirements when you request a quote.
HOW MUCH SPACE DOES A FACE PAINTER REQUIRE?
Face Painting does not take up that much room. The artist simply needs a space with a 6 foot table for them to set up their paints, mirror and brushes etc. However, you may want to think about the space needed for the queue of eager customers!
WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES A FACE PAINTER NEED?
Face Painters provide most of their own equipment, including paints, brushes and mirrors. They may be able to provide their own tables and chairs, but it’s best to clarify this when you book and to let your artist know if your venue already has these in place.
HOW DO I MAKE MY SHORTLIST AND HOW DO I BOOK?
The quickest way to find a reputable Face Painter in your area is to use our simple search function. Just add your location and click search. On their profile pages, you will find details of their experience, examples of their work, testimonials, links and contact information. We are pleased that many of our listings are members of the International Face Painting Association
Once you’ve found your ideal painter, just contact them direct. Even better, if you would rather they came to you, you can request multiple quotes, and this service is completely free! We know the ideal Face Painter is on here waiting to bring colour and smiles to your event and we hope you enjoy your search, but do contact us if you need any help.
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