Whether for your child’s birthday party or for their trick-or-treating costume, face painting can be a whole lot of fun for kids. They can temporarily transform into something new—without wearing a mask. They can even get customized designs, so their face paint doesn’t look like anyone else’s. You might freeze when you think about the prospect of doing face-painting yourself. Luckily for you, face-painting kits are designed with both artistic and not-so-artistic parents in mind. We rounded up the easiest and the best face painting kits for kids.
These face paints sets come with everything you need, from paints to brushes to instruction booklets. Some of the kits we picked even have stencils, so you simply have to fill in the design and don’t have to worry about turning your kid’s face into a puppy’s. You should do a test on a small patch of each kid’s skin before beginning the whole face paint design to ensure that it doesn’t irritate their skin or cause any reactions. When it comes time to clean up your child, this face paint isn’t difficult to get off. You just need to use a wet wipe or soap and water to remove it, because it’s non-toxic and, in most cases, water-based.
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1. Face Paint Kit for Kids – 60 Jumbo Stencils
If you aren’t the most experienced face painter or a complete newbie to face paint, you should check out this kit. This kit has paint that’s water-activated, non-toxic, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. It comes with 60 reusable stencils, so you won’t have to freehand it, unless your kids demand it. In addition to the stencils, you get 15 colors, two brushes, two sponges, one silver glitter powder, one gold glitter powder, one orange hair chalk, one green hair chalk and a facepaint book with instructions.
2. Blue Squid Face Paint Kit for Kids
You get a whopping 30 face paints in this kit, ranging from gold to pink, which is enough paint to paint the faces of one hundred kids. The water-based paints are designed to be non-toxic, vegan, paraben-free and hypoallergenic. This set has 30 stencils, a thick brush, a normal-sized brush and then an ultra-thin brush, so you can get those small details painted on. The paint washes off easily with a wet wipe or water and soap.
3. JOYIN 24 Colors Face Paint
These paints don’t come in tubs, they’re packaged in paint crayons instead. That means you won’t have to wash a ton of brushes when you’re finished painting faces. You can draw designs directly onto kids’ faces with these kits. The face paint crayons come in 24 shades, including orange, sky blue, metallic green and coffee. The fragrance-free crayons come off easily with the help of soap and water.