I remember as a child being so excited about going to the school fairs because it meant I would be able to get my face painted. Back then the designs were quite basic compared to today, or so I remember. But I loved them all the same. So when I was asked if I would like to try out some Snazaroo face paints I had to say yes. I knew the girls would enjoy some face painting but I hadn’t realised how much fun I would have painting their faces.
I suspect there aren’t many parents out there who haven’t heard of the brand Snazaroo. But just incase you haven’t I shall tell you a little about them. Snazaroo are considered as the worlds favourite face paint brand. They produce face paint that is as safe for kids skin as possible and all their paints are fragrance and paraben free. On their website you can find plenty of designs for inspiration if you are unsure of what do create yourself. There are various categories of designs from animals, pirates, princesses, the list goes on. The hardest part will be getting your little one to choose which design they want you to recreate. With each design it also indicates which paints and brushes you will require. With the step by step guides they are all very achievable.
As I suspected getting the girls to choose a design was the hardest part… Well getting Ellie to choose. Because whatever Ellie has Trixie also wants. Ellie went from wanting to be a princess to a fairy, then a dolphin and she finally settled on a butterfly. We tried out the paints on the day of her birthday party and she had chosen a butterfly themed cake so a butterfly design seemed appropriate. We chose the colours she wanted the butterfly to be and I also added some glitter paint as she really wanted some sparkles for her party. I used the butterfly pattern provided as a guide but we made our own adjustments along the way to suit Ellie’s high demands.
Applying the Paints
Applying the face paints is so easy. I had a little pot of water to dip the brushes into and the paint went on so smoothly and dried really quickly. Once dry the face paint doesn’t smudge unless you really rub it quite hard but it still comes off with a damp cloth really easily once it is time to remove it. There was no desperate scrubbing in the Sunday night bath desperate to get it off for school. It all washed away beautifully.
A Little Confidence
One of the really positive side effects of this face paint was the confidence it gave Ellie. I allowed her to keep her butterfly on for her party and it seems to really boost her confidence. She is growing in confidence slowly anyway but she doesn’t hugely enjoy being centre of attention and I know she was nervous about her party with all her school friends. With the face paint on she relished every minute of her party. She danced, she played the party games, she helped the magician and she even stood centre stage for everyone to sing happy birthday to her…. Without tears and she blew out her candles. She was a different child that day and I have no doubt it was that little bit of confidence that came with the pretty painted butterfly on her face.
*I was given a sample pack of Snazaroo face paints in return for a blog post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Information on Snazaroo was found from there “About” page.