“Face” Painting

Summer of Funner Introduces FACE Painting

On Friday, the kids had a friend over, and, already outfitted for the water,  we did a little “face” painting before we hit the splash pad.

What’s “face” painting?

Painting with your hands at your sides…using your nose, cheeks, forehead, what have you. Here are the artists at work:
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The kids were surprisingly tidy with this project. Half of the group restricted their “paint brush” to their noses alone. Bea got into it a bit more with her cheeks.  I was expecting results similar to our action paintings from Bea’s birthday pARTy a few years ago. Instead, we had very lovely, almost minimalist abstracts!  What a nice surprise!

Here are some of our results, followed by a brief DIY:
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Face” Painting DIY

Blank Paper
Small Plates
Washable Tempera Paints in various colours
Swim goggles or sunglasses [optional]
Hair ties or headbands [optional]
Baby Wipes [optional]

If the kids aren’t old or wise enough to keep their eyes clear of the paint, put them in swim goggles or sunglasses [optional].
Secure long hair with ties or headbands [optional].
Pour small puddles of paints on plates.
Keeping your hands behind your back, use your face to pick up paint and paint a picture.
Use the baby wipes to clean noses, or hose them down, or take them to a splash pad….

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2 Responses to “Face” Painting

  1. Sara Martin May 10, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    Love this idea! It’s a go this summer.

    • roseye@rogers.com May 18, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

      We’ll be repeating it ourselves!