How To Choose A Good Face Painter For Kids’ Parties
Thinking of ways to spice up your child’s next birthday party? Then consider hiring a good face painter or two. Face painting lends a whole new dimension to any kids’ party – a party your little one and their friends won’t soon forget!
What Are Face Painters?
Face painters are skilled artists who specialize in painting the faces of children at parties and events. And it is a specialty skill. Good Face painters undertake specific training and require a Working With Children’s Police Check as well as Public Liability to practice their craft as they work.
Good Face painters also specialize in almost any kind of party theme you can think of. They can paint amazing animal faces, cute cartoon faces, pretty girly designs, superhero character faces, and so on. And the best part? The kids get to choose what they want painted – a good face painting artist will be able to paint anything the children ask for – within reason and time frame of course.
The Advantages Of Having A Face Painter At Your Party
Face painting is always a fun additions to any kids’ party entertainment package. While many face painters work on their own and find their own gigs, others work with entertainment groups as a part of a bigger, more comprehensive kids’ entertainment package.
No matter how you source them, face painters are an unquestionably an affordable way to add a welcome dose of fun, laughter, color, and creativity to any kids’ party. The party games will be more animated, the kids will be more occupied … and the photos will certainly be more memorable.
How To Choose A Good Face Painter
As mentioned before, good face painting artists will have a WWCC and Public Liability and will have an Australian Business
Number to legitimately practice their craft at paying jobs. You’ll want to deal with someone who takes their business seriously and not as some part time hobby. It also helps to know that the face painter has had LOTS of kids party experience under their belt.
Feel free to phone a few face painters and interview them. Ask to see their portfolio and photos of their previous work. Ask them how long they have been painting and how long they’ve been in business as this is an indication of not just their artistic skill level, which you do want to be of great quality (remember the photos), but also their skill and experience in handling a group of excited kids – who will be in your house.This is absolutely one skill you should be looking for in an entertainer. Good face painting is one thing, keeping the kids engaged is another.
Some face painters often have a book of face painting designs, grouped into categories or themes, which gathers the kids around for quite some time as the pour over the designs trying to decide what to be. Some don’t use a book and just use their creativity and experience.The latter is often the best as any decent artist will always slightly alter the design to suit the child’s face shape, hair cut and colours they are wearing.It’s almost like the kids having their own personal stylist or make up artist.
Other Things To Remember
Also, be sure to ask about the type of face paints the entertainer uses. Make sure they are safe, non-toxic, water based paint – most people will be using the proper materials. The ‘cake’ type face painting product in the round pats are generally preferred over the liquid type paints.
You may also want to ask your potential candidate to avoid using grease paint (the long wearing theatrical make up that resists sweat under hot stage lighting) and grease sticks as they can be hard to wash off the skin and clothing. As a general rule, face paints for kids should be easily washed off with water and some mild soap.
Hire A Great Face Painter Today!
This is one of the cheapest ways to add color, laughter and creativity to any child’s party. If you live in Melbourne, and you’re looking for a face painter who can make your child’s next birthday one they’ll never forget, where everyone has fun, visit our face painters page on our website.