Comments on: Ask Design Mom Week: Play Makeup http://www.designmom.com/2008/06/ask-design-mom-week-play-makeup/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 21 May 2014 03:04:04 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Adrienne http://www.designmom.com/2008/06/ask-design-mom-week-play-makeup/comment-page-1/#comment-141836 Adrienne Wed, 04 Jun 2008 19:42:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1378#comment-141836 So, this is unorthodox. But more than once I have done face painting for a large, large group, and it was too expensive to get special face paints, so we used…regular acrylic craft paint. With something called “textile medium” mixed in. I know there are a few brands out there, Alene’s is one. The textile medium makes the paint flexible so you can paint on fabric, and it makes it equally awesome for painting on faces–better than the actual face paints I’ve used, since it doesn’t wind up melting down the face in the heat etc. It comes off easily with soap and water. I can’t vouch for the toxicity levels, but since most face paints are only left on for a few hours tops, and since it’s water-based craft paint, it didn’t seem too sinister too me. Very scientific, I know.

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By: Dana http://www.designmom.com/2008/06/ask-design-mom-week-play-makeup/comment-page-1/#comment-141837 Dana Tue, 03 Jun 2008 09:03:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1378#comment-141837 I used to be a busker in a former life doing body painting and ace painting at street festivals in Canada.

I used and LOVED the Kryolan paints. They are professional grade and are very easy on the skin. To remove face paint, I highly recommend Cetaphil facial cleanser from Galderma as it is very gentle and does not aggravate little one’s skin (or big ones either – after 10 hours in face paint under the blazing sun it always got rid of my makeup in a moment!

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2008/06/ask-design-mom-week-play-makeup/comment-page-1/#comment-141838 Laura Mon, 02 Jun 2008 20:08:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1378#comment-141838 If you don’t feel like buying something special that you’re not sure you’ll use often, try the simple Crayola Washable paints in the bottles (they might be tempera, but I’m not sure). You can get them at Target and Walmart, and when I was in the market for face paint and asked at Michael’s, they said that this is actually what they use at store kids activities!

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By: Velma http://www.designmom.com/2008/06/ask-design-mom-week-play-makeup/comment-page-1/#comment-141839 Velma Mon, 02 Jun 2008 19:17:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1378#comment-141839 We actually use the Snazaroo paints every couple weeks. It has lasted a long time, came with a great picture booklet to let you copy designs, and the paints come off great with baby wipes. Here’s a post with a picture of my daughter done up like a scary dragon with these paints:

http://asmeddlingkiss.blogspot.com/2007/03/fair-warning-58365.html

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By: Lamchops http://www.designmom.com/2008/06/ask-design-mom-week-play-makeup/comment-page-1/#comment-141840 Lamchops Mon, 02 Jun 2008 19:13:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1378#comment-141840 I have a couple of sets of Tattoo stamps from Stampin’Up! I love them because they have darling generic stamps with black or blue ink pads to stamp the image. Then they have skin friendly markers in multiple colors so all you have to do is color it in. I have used mine for the last 2 years of birthday parties & all the kids love it.

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By: Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck http://www.designmom.com/2008/06/ask-design-mom-week-play-makeup/comment-page-1/#comment-141841 Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck Mon, 02 Jun 2008 13:57:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1378#comment-141841 I second the Klutz book…we got it for the kids for Christmas and have used it a ton. Its great paint that is easy to use and easy to remove, and the instruction book helps less creative souls come up with cute ideas (ahem, me!). Even my 1.5 year old boy sits still to play with this, its definitely a great find!

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By: Whitney http://www.designmom.com/2008/06/ask-design-mom-week-play-makeup/comment-page-1/#comment-141842 Whitney Mon, 02 Jun 2008 13:40:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1378#comment-141842 I know Klutz carries a facepainting book with lots of ideas and the supplies with it.
http://www.klutz.com/catalog/product/1115

and extra supplies:
http://www.klutz.com/catalog/product/1008

I’m sure they would be non-toxic – they would have to be to sell to kids.

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