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Post by FlashM on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:41 am

I borrowed the title from Oprah, but I thought it was a good one to head a thread to post those little truisms we know for sure about face painting. Help me make this thread a hoot and helpful, as well, for newbies!

I'll start. What I know for sure about face painting is:

If two pre-teen girls walk up together, they are going to want EXACTLY THE SAME THING on their faces. queen queen


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Post by SuzySparkles on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:43 am

If the birthday boy wants spiderman.... You are in trouble because the majority of the rest of the boys will want it as well.

Same with girls, they all want what the birthday girl got!!!
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Post by FlashM on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:50 am

SuzySparkles wrote:If the birthday boy wants spiderman.... You are in trouble because the majority of the rest of the boys will want it as well.

Same with girls, they all want what the birthday girl got!!!


Like! LIKE! And you'd better have plenty of red!

hint: Do the half-mask ones that don't cover the mouth. Thanks, SuzySparkles! that's a great FP name, by the way. I wish I'd thought of it. (My name is Suzanne.)
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:52 am

If a party is themed like zoo animals... you practice really hard on that theme...you will probably not do one face in that theme! LOL
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Post by FlashM on Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:09 am

CottonKandyClown wrote:If a party is themed like zoo animals... you practice really hard on that theme...you will probably not do one face in that theme! LOL

I LIKE that, too! So true!
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Post by Psalmbook on Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:36 am

Pink is every girls favorite color.

If a boy is very dark skinned he will always ask for a a black Batman?!

If a girl has super thick bangs she will always ask for a princess crown Very Happy

Teenage boys want to grow up to be skulls & zombies affraid
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Post by facesbybelle on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:17 pm

LOL!! I haven't done but a handful of gigs and it's funny and very true. I practiced for a long time to do the pixar red car and never got the chance to paint it. It was butterflies, snakes, skulls and spidey.
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Post by Manabanana on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:30 pm

Psalmbook wrote:

Teenage boys want to grow up to be skulls & zombies affraid

SO TRUE!
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Re: What We Know for Sure

Post by Sparklyone on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:39 pm

When you're just starting out and have practiced a dozen popular designs, the most adorable little one will come along and sweetly ask you to paint him into something you have NO idea how to create.

A little girl will NEVER say no to glitter. flower

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Post by Metina on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:41 pm

Totally. Teenage girls are so predictable!

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Post by HappyVickery on Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:11 pm

Little boys will always squish up their eyes, and when you finally get them to relax their closed eyes, there is a sound that makes open their eyes. . . and when you ask them to close their eyes. . .squished up again! Smile
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Post by tamarielpaints on Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:39 pm

Happy Vickery, that goes one step further -
Little girls hold still when they see you come near their eyes with the sponge (especially if you tell them this is special makeup). Little boys will scrunch up their eyes, turn their heads away from you, or suddenly look up or down!
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Post by Stacia on Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:45 pm

Well I surely don't have anything to contribute to this thread yet (still in practice mode), but I LOVE reading it! You all crack me up Laughing!
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Re: What We Know for Sure

Post by helena on Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:57 pm

Kids have amazing imaginations/interests and can think of the most obscure thing to ask to have painted.

(For example, this past weekend a boy asked for the second star wars ship...not the first, but the second...then there was a lad who wanted a zebra striped giraffe and a giraffe coloured zebra...or how about the girl who wanted an opossum (not too many of those in Ontario)...)
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Post by Taradoodles on Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:29 pm

lately, i have had the toughest looking boys come up and ask for an 'Ink Heart' with pink roses with MOM sprawled across it. Like that tattoo one? I just laugh every time. They pull up there sleeves and grimace like its the real deal. These are 5-8 yr olds mind you.

Your line will extend FOREVER if you dont end it at LEAST 15min before you close the event.
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Post by AngieAnders on Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:49 pm

We know for sure that twitchy boys always ask for spiderman. Rolling Eyes
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Re: What We Know for Sure

Post by Psalmbook on Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:54 pm

Boys have s string attached to their chin that is pulled waaayyyy down tight when you paint them... "Hon, I can't paint the top of your head, lift your chin please." They can only lift it 1 cm & then it'll drop 5 more cms in seconds flat Very Happy
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Post by eva on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:24 pm

The boys def look like they are in pain most of the time, I ask them "Is it so bad?" but they go back to the squish pain face.

What I know for sure is...my son hates to be face painted. It is a fight everytime... but for sure as soon as I get a group of kids to paint, he wants to be painted.....and he hates it the whole time, and his face itches and he can't help it that he can't sit still and it always turns out like crap..
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Post by Faces by Ainslie on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:32 pm

What I know for sure is that all girls have an inner diva, that immediately comes out when shown a mirror.

All kids will growl at themselves when they see their tiger, leopard, lion etc

All parents will say to me "what have you done" when they hear a random kid screaming because the parent has said no face paint.

The moment I go to have a sip of coffee, eat (at the beginning of the day) 5 kids will rock up. I have never drank a hot coffee...
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Post by MeeMee on Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:35 am

There's always one kid that stays in the bouncy house the entire party. He/She will only come out to get their face painted when they see you're putting your things away to leave.
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Post by Annette on Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:52 am

MeeMee wrote:There's always one kid that stays in the bouncy house the entire party. He/She will only come out to get their face painted when they see you're putting your things away to leave.



So true! Drives me bonkers!!!!!

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Post by helena on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:02 pm

^^^ in the same vein; Parents will look at the long line waiting for face painting and say to their child, "we'll come back later" and then turn up JUST as you're packing up saying, "she's been waiting two hours for this!"

*sigh*
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Post by HappyVickery on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:28 pm

I love this thread! Hilarious!

@Linda - OMG! you are so right. . They look down so far, I feel like I need to turn upside down to paint their face. Smile

There are always a few parents that say the following sentence "Oh (kids name) you did such a great job. It looks beautiful!" As if the kid did all the painting themselves! I assume they mean a great job being still or picking a cute design, but to me it still seems weird. Smile
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Post by staysilly on Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:42 am

So true Angie!!!

Is it only me thats continuously putting little kids at ease with 'yes, you're still a .....' as they go for the mirror again!?!

gotta love em!
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Post by Peachymango on Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:49 am

I want the same -------I had last time. Um what colours did we do as I'm trying to remember what I painted on them last time. Regular market gig.
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