Girls face painting is the best fun ever simple because girls love being face painted. Almost every girl who has been in my face painting line has wanted their faces painted. It's not too often they decline while sometimes boys will be less inclined to have their faces painted.
Young girls love not just being painted but all the embellishments including glitter, gems, lip gloss or lipstick to make them even more stunning to behold. Boys also enjoy face painting, but often there are not as many available designs for them. They tend to go with superheroes, spiders, dinosaurs or ninja turtles, but it seems girls have a ton more choices to pick from. With the multitude of butterfly designs, princesses, masks, flowers, rainbows, unicorns and hearts - girls really do have an incredible variety of choices.
Depending on the age of the child (3 to 5), girls face painting designs can be simple and quick doing things like a rainbow with stars, hearts and swirls. Older girls (4 and up) can me more elaborate and include full face designs such as a cheetah, tiger or a superhero.
As a face painter, I look at colors the child is wearing to see if I can match a paint with their outfit. It doesn't have to be exact, of course, but something close that compliments what they're wearing is fun and thoughtful. I find the mothers really appreciate this small detail.
I paint a lot of different children and good listening skills and dollop of patience makes for a better experience for the child. It's helpful to let a child know where you're at in the painting process. For example, I tell the child I'm sponging the paint on and when that's done, I let them know I'm going to begin putting on the details using my paintbrush and we'll be done soon after.
Little ones can sometimes be fidgety, so I want to try to remove some of the wiggles by letting them know we're just about done and answering any questions they may have. I find this helps calm the child while painting their face since they know in just a minute or two their faces will be painted and ready for the mirror reveal.
The reveal is the best part for me as a painter! Girls love to see how they've transformed and it's really quite fun and magical to watch them experience the rush of enthusiasm and joy as they see how the design looks on them.