Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of paint do you use and is it easy to remove?
The paints that I use are the popular brand, Snazaroo. These are water based and are very safe and easy to remove with baby wipes or make up remover wipes.
What designs do you provide?
I bring along boards with a range of options for the children to choose from. I can paint a wide range of designs from animals to superhero characters and pirates, and designs for specific events such as Halloween or Christmas.
I offer full face designs and smaller cheek/arm motifs for those that would like something smaller or for younger ones.
If there is anything specific you would like or have a party theme, please just ask. If I have an image to copy I am happy to improvise.
How long do designs take to paint?
Length of time can vary depending on the complexity of the design, whether it is a simple cheek motif or a very detailed full face – the average face paint can be around 5 to 10 minutes.
Are there any age restrictions?
This is something that varies with each individual as many children under the age of 3 are not ready to sit still for the length of time. In general, I only paint full faces for children aged 3 and above. For the very young ones, I can paint either a cheek motif or a more basic nose and whiskers.
Are there any health and safety rules to be aware of?
It's only natural for children to want to stand and watch the painting being done (and for the occasional child to come up and put their fingers in the paint pots) but for health and safety reasons I ask for the children who are waiting their turn to stand a short distance away from the child being painted. Face painting should be safe and fun without any risk of accidentally getting too close to the moving paintbrush.
I would ask for children to be presented with clean faces i.e. no runny noses or food around the mouth and will not paint children with cold sore or open wounds. I will not paint those who do not wish to be painted.
What locations do you cover?
I am based in Bristol but am happy to travel to the surrounding areas, depending on the event. Please contact me to discuss what I can help with. Travel arrangements and time will need to be taken into consideration when quoting a cost.
How much do you charge?
Please contact me to discuss this – I charge a very reasonable price. For events, I generally charge for bookings by the hour and, as stated above, travel distance will need to be taken into consideration.
Are you covered for insurance?
Yes, I am covered for insurance by Event Insurance Direct.