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RE: [teacherartexchange] face painting


From: dulcius (dulcius_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 27 2010 - 14:24:21 PDT

By the way, you may want to consider getting cosmetic glitter instead of
using craft glitter, especially if it's going to be used on faces -
craft glitter can be dangerous in eyes, nose and mouth. But the kids
sure to love to sparkle!
-Lydia in Toledo
Toledo School for the Arts

On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:26 -0700, "Cheryl Lloyd" <>
> I do face painting at school events with parent and student volunteers.
> If it is a fund-raising event, we charge a buck or two and if it is a
> free event (like our carnival at the end of the year) we do it for free.
> I bought 8 oz jars of Palmer face paint. I think it came in a pack of
> 12. They work great! I can't remember if I got it from Nasco or
> Oriental Trading, but we have been using them for a few years now for
> events and make-up for musicals, etc.
> We make a themed sheet of designs for each event. The kids LOVE it when
> we do the swirly lines around their eyes with glitter on it. I just
> stick the glitter on using lip gloss. We also do the rainbow down the arm
> with glitter, etc. You just cut up some sponges and add the paint in
> stripes and just wipe across their cheek or arm.
> Cheri Lloyd
> Greetings Beth (and all),
> This could be a lot of fun for you and your students.
> Will there be a fee charged for face painting? Proceeds could be split
> between your art department and the school library. If there is no
> charge for it.... suggest they charge at least 25 cents donation to
> cover your cost of supplies.
> I would suggest coming up with some recognizable characters from books
> (Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss, Arnold, Pooh and company, and
> many more). Make a poster of images from which children can choose.
> Have students practice those characters so they can get them done in a
> relatively short amount of time. Years ago, I was hired to paint Ohio
> State University logos and buckeyes. I made up a few designs and
> practiced those so I could get them done quickly. I know I used
> regular tempera paint - but don't remember now what I did to make it
> work better on faces (mixed with lotion? put lotion on face first?). I
> am sure you will find good information by Googling.
> You might even plan some whole face ideas, which of course, would cost
> more (if there is a fee).
> Hmmm... I just got to thinking.... Better not let Disney get wind of
> this if you use their Pooh design. The copyright police will be after
> you (grin). Anyways... find out some popular book characters for the
> ages the event will be addressing. I think this is an important way
> the art department can show their support. Art connects all - touches
> all subjects in so many ways. Art is the CORE (smile). Children learn
> to read first by reading the pictures. Many of nights, my son would
> "read" to me. I am not sure who fell asleep first. Hubby often would
> have to come in to tell me to come to bed. My son is now 26 and still
> has a stack of books beside his bed..... although now he wants to
> replace them with a Kindle.
> Let us know what you come up with.
> Judy Decker
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> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Elizabeth Heisey wrote:
> > We were asked to help with some face painting in relation to a literary event for elementary kids and I really don't want to do it unless we do something more interesting than what we usually see.
> >
> > Any creative ideas for facepainting? books or sites or creative ways you have taken it?
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