THIS POST WAS WRITTEN BEFORE THE SPEED OF THE SPREAD of COVID-19 and the impact of the disease was fully understood. Please follow the suggestions of the CDC and from well informed doctors, scientists and your government leaders when considering if now is an appropriate time to face paint at parties. Face painters are not part of the essential/critical workforce, so if STAY HOME orders are issued in your state or county, it is best to err on the side of caution and wait until a later date to paint at parties. There are other services you can provide like Video Chat magic shows, face paint story telling or princess parties where the birthday child can spend some time with you while they are practicing social distancing on their birthday. Now is the time to be creative and find alternative ways to keep your business going during this difficult time in COVID-19 has reached your area. Sending you all tons of love! (3/28/2020)
Please keep reading to find some FREE info sheets you can use when face painting at events once you are allowed to and it is safe to do so (including Spanish versions).
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Given that the entire world is currently in one way or another focused on the Coronavirus, specifically the COVID-19 and its consequences, we have decided that we should make a blog post about the way this new virus will or can affect our industry and how to best approach your customers and the public to keep them safe while still continuing to run your business if your area is not affected and you are still allowed to work.
Feel free to watch this video tutorial explaining some safe practices that you can use to keep your face painting sanitary.
Can Coronavirus/CVID-19 be spread through Face Painting?
Based on the CDC website, "the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It passes through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads."
So, the virus can spread during any kind of activity in the presence of a sick person, but there is no indication based on the CDC information in our opinion that the act of applying paint to the face is a way of spread. However, being in close proximity to others if they cough will increase the risk of contracting the virus, and this is hard to avoid while face painting.
Is Face Painting Safe while we have a Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak?
As explained before, that depends on how you do it, and of course on the recommendations of your local authorities. Face Painting can be done in a sanitary way to help reduce the chances of spreading the virus, but nothing in life is full proof. In many states, people still go out to work, to the supermarket, the movies, parks, and they use public transportation. Face painting is just another activity in those states where stay at home orders are not in place due to lack of cases of the virus there. Still, now is the time to ramp up your sanitation procedures, no matter where you live.
What Can I do to Help Prevent the Spread of the COVID-19 Virus While I Face Paint?
The CDC Website recommends the following actions:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
These durable face masks are made of 100% cotton with spandex bands that go around the ears. They come in a bright floral fabric pattern, just as pictured.
How do I wash my mask?
Each mask is steam ironed after being made, but is not laundered. For an extra precaution, please wash your face mask before using it yourself. You can wash your cotton face mask with your regular clothes in any wash cycle, and dry it with any dryer setting. You can also steam iron your mask after each washing.
What else should I know about these face masks?
These hand sewn masks are double layered and pleated. They do not come with filters but they have a built in pocket to add a filter of your own. If you are looking for some tips on sanitary practices and how to deal with Covid-19 as a face painter, check out our blog Face Painting and the Coronavirus Covid-19 .
We do not make any medical claims in regards to the use or effectiveness of these masks. Yet, keep in mind that as of the moment this description was written, in the USA, the CDC recommended the use of fabric masks to regular citizens and asked regular citizens to leave medical grade masks to those working in the medical field.
Who made these face masks?
Each face mask was sewn with care by a professional face painter in the USA. She is a professional face painter in our community and took up sewing masks as a way to earn extra income while faced with the economic impact of social distancing measures due to Covid-19. We are happy to help support her, and help you get a fun, colorful mask for regular life outside of home or to use at your events in the future.
Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in closed settings (at home or in a health care facility). The CDC keeps updating their opinion on the benefits of using a face mask, so please check their site. Some stay home orders require the use of face masks for everyone who leaves the home as areas start to open up.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
So, lets translate that to what can be done while you are face painting:
Have a sign that clearly indicates that as precaution your policy is to ALWAYS paint only those who do not show any kind of symptoms for any disease. Personally I would not mention the COVID-19 virus specifically, as this should always be your policy anyhow, and this way you reduce the spread of panic or the association of COVID-19 with face painting.
Keep your hands off your own face! This is a hard one, but it is very important. Wearing a plastic face shield and mask can help you keep your hands away from your face. Now, since your brushes and sponges will be touching the kids face, we highly suggest that you use one brush and one sponge per load per child. Meaning, once that sponge or brush has been loaded and has touched the kid's face, it does not go back to your paint. The sponge should get tossed in a separate, far away bag that you can take home and disinfect later, and the brushes should be sanitized before they get used again. If you feel it makes you feel safer and look more sanitary you can also use gloves. Regardless, you should clean your gloves/hands with hand sanitizer in between every client.
If you are sick and have any of the symptoms of a disease that can be transmitted, it is always best to stay home. Your customers will understand. They don't need to know exactly what bug you caught, again, no need to spread fear. All they need to know is that you are sick and you will send a replacement.
If you have to cough, do it on your sleeve or a tissue and throw it away, then, sanitize your hands with hand sanitizer, thoroughly.
Keep some sanitizing cleaning wipes or sprays with you at all times to clean the chair and table in between clients. EBA Hand Sanitizing Spray can be used on surfaces too. That way they know you are taking every precaution possible. Do it fast and don't make a big deal of it, otherwise it would induce more panic. Just make it look as part of your regular routine.
Try using a number's system and call the kids by number rather than having them all do a line. This way they are not all together coughing on each other and they stay further away from your face painting kit.
Keep your kit at a safe distance from others and make sure you let your paint completely dry out before you put it away for the day.
As an extra precaution you might want to avoid painting near the eyes, nose and mouth, and ask the kids to clean their faces before getting painted.
Sanitize you face paints with a something like Graftobian Makeup and Surface Sanitizing Spray after each event. Don't use something that might change the chemistry of your face paints. The 100% alcohol solution will kill germs but not alter water based, powder or cream face paints.
Here is quote from the president of Graftobian, Eric Coffman about Graftobian Makeup and Surface Sanitizing Spray. "We have been using the SDA 40B Alcohol, a crisp, clean smelling medium quick drying alcohol, to sanitize makeup of all kinds for quite some time. It needs to be able to work on all kinds of makeup, including pressed powders without changing the surface consistency of the makeup, hence no water. A few sprays from the misting cap and you can see the moisture on the surface of your makeup. It will dry completely in less than a minute, but not so fast that it can’t do it’s job. It is true that it can break down oils on surfaces, one of its strengths actually. If you spray water on pressed powders, you can reduce the payoff the next time you go to use the pressed powder. As a sanitizing spray, you want to primarily kill germs, as quickly and effectively as possible without harming the surface of the makeup. You don’t want to leave behind any residue or modify the overall chemistry of the makeup."
Graftobian Professional Makeup | Makeup and Surface Sanitizing Spray 2oz
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by Graftobian Make-Up Company
Product Code: GRSS100
What are the dimensions of this Graftobian product?
This is a 2oz plastic container. The spray bottle has a base diameter of 1 and 1/2" and a height of 4 and 3/8".
Are there shipping restrictions on this product?
THIS ITEM CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED WITHIN THE USA AND CAN'T BE SHIPPED TO APO/FPO/DPO. In order for your package to be shipped using air mail, the package can not be over 25lbs and it can't have more than 48 Fl Oz of Alcohol Based products. If these conditions are not met, we will contact you to arrange a different shipping method.
What is Graftobian's Makeup and Surface and Sanitizing Spray best for?
Graftobian Makeup Surface and Sanitizing Spray is an alcohol based product for helping to maintain a clean face painting kit. You can spray it on your face paints and the rest of your kit to help reduce bacteria and other microbes on creme based makeups, pressed powder makeups, stainless steel tools, and work surfaces. We recommend misting your regular face paint cakes with water first to maximize the ability for the alcohol to break down the cell walls with the added moisture. Graftobian also confirmed that it can be used on water based face paints. This product is make up safe and residue-free. The CDC recommends the following products to kill the COVID-19 virus, including alcohol based products with a concentration over 60%, Grafotbian Makeup and Surface Sanitizer has a 100% alcohol concentration: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html Here is a list of the EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
Here is quote from the president of Graftobian, Eric Coffman about this product. "We have been using the SDA 40B Alcohol, a crisp, clean smelling medium quick drying alcohol, to sanitize makeup of all kinds for quite some time. It needs to be able to work on all kinds of makeup, including pressed powders without changing the surface consistency of the makeup, hence no water. A few sprays from the misting cap and you can see the moisture on the surface of your makeup. It will dry completely in less than a minute, but not so fast that it can’t do it’s job. It is true that it can break down oils on surfaces, one of its strengths actually. If you spray water on pressed powders, you can reduce the payoff the next time you go to use the pressed powder. As a sanitizing spray, you want to primarily kill germs, as quickly and effectively as possible without harming the surface of the makeup. You don’t want to leave behind any residue or modify the overall chemistry of the makeup."
How to use Graftobian Makeup and Surface and Sanitizing Spray?
Graftobian Makeup Surface and Sanitizing Spray can be spritzed over the surface of your make up cakes. Let your face paint and face painting kit air dry after applying a fine mist so that all of the product can sanitize and evaporate.
What else should I know about Graftobian Makeup and Surface Sanitizing Spray?
This antimicrobial product contains SDA Alcohol 40-B, which is used in hand sanitizer, but since it is 100% alcohol, you should NOT use this as a hand sanitizer or it could dry out your hands a lot. This product is flammable and should be kept away from open flames. Keep away from children. Take care when using this product and avoid spraying in eyes or inhaling.
This product is flammable. Keep away from fire or flame. Keep away from children. Avoid spraying in eyes and use in a well ventilated area. Do not not apply to skin. Store in a cool dry place. Store in original container and sealed tightly. Click here to see the MSDS for Graftobian Makeup and Sanitizing Spray
This bottle is 6 and 1/8" tall with a 1 ½” Diameter. This bottle contains 5 ounces/150ml of product.
How to use Lush Brush Liquid Soap?
Use while you paint: Only add 2-3 drops of Lush Brush liquid soap to your water cup to help make rinsing off your brushes a lot faster and easier. Lush Brush helps get out those stubborn colors that linger in your bristles and then transfer to your face paint cakes.
Use to deep clean your brushes after your gigs: Lather your brushes with Lush Brush to remove all of the face paint residue.
Use to clean face paint off of your face: Lush Brush is an organic, gentle formula that is perfect for cleaning face paint off of sensitive skin.
What is Lush Brush Liquid Soap best for?
Lush Brush is great for keeping your face painting brushes clean while you work. You can also use it for cleaning face paint off of the skin and for removing built up face paint in your brushes, so that your colors are brighter the next time you paint.
Please keep in mind that this product has not been proven to kill the COVID-19 virus. The CDCrecommends the following products to kill the COVID-19 virus:
What else should I know about Lush Brush Liquid Soap?
Lush Brush was created through the collaboration of Tal Soriano, owner of the Art Factory, and Mommy Care, a personal skin care company based in Israel. Lush Brush is composed of skin safe organic ingredients, and is safe to be used on persons of all ages. It was very important for them to develop a product that not only was safe to use on skin, but safe to use with the face paints and brushes that face painters work with. Some ingredients in Lush Brush are known for their natural astringent qualities, like Lavender and Rosemary.
Are there shipping restrictions on Mehron Hand Hygiene Gel?
Yes! This item can only be shipped within the USA and cannot be shipped APO/FPO/DPO. In order for your package to be shipped using air mail, the package can not be over 25lbs and it can't have more than 48 Fl Oz of Alcohol Based products. If these conditions are not met, we will contact you to arrange a different shipping method.
What is Mehron Hand Hygiene Gel best for?
Mehron's Hand Hygiene gel is made of 70% ethanol alcohol, and is combined with skin conditioning agents like aloe vera gel and vitamin e. This special formula will leave your hands feeling clean after use. Show your clients that you are taking sanitary precautions by keeping a bottle of Hand Hygiene Gel on display in your kit and by using it on the job as needed to help limit the spread of germs between you and your clients.
The CDC recommends the following products to kill the COVID-19 virus, including alcohol based products with a concentration over 60%, Mehron Hand Hygiene Gel has a 70% alcohol concentration: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html Here is a list of the EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
How to use Mehron Hand Hygiene Gel?
Rub enough gel onto your hands to make them moist and then let the gel air dry. This is a quick drying and rinse free formula.
What else should I know about Mehron Hand Hygiene Gel?
Do no use near the eye area. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Do not apply to damaged skin. This products is flammable, so keep away from open flame.
Do not use in or near the eyes. Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Flammable. Keep away from flame. May discolor fabrics. Store in a cool dry place. Store in original container and sealed tightly. Click here to see the MSDS for Mehron Sanitizer Gel
Should I Cancel an Event out of Fear for the Coronavirus / COVID-19?
That decision is up to you. If your local authorities have forced event venues to close down then you will have to follow their directions, but if there are no directions from the authorities or event planner then that is up to you. Make an informed decision, you can ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I part of the higher risk group that could get really sick if I caught the virus?
- Is the virus prominent in my town? See this map for more information on that.
- Have I recently traveled to one of the areas where the virus is more prominent and 14 days have not passed since yet? In this case you might want to stay home until 14 days have passed to make sure you are not sick.
Keep in mind that a cancellation will affect future bookings and can affect the overall feel for our industry during this health crisis, and it might be unnecessary if you take the precautions recommended by the health authorities in your area.
What to Do If Someone Wants to Cancel an Event Due to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Concerns?
How each person decides to react to this situation is their personal decision and we highly suggest that in case a host wants to cancel an event due to this specific situation you first let them know what measures you have in place to help prevent the spread so that the host knows that you know what you are doing. If they insist, then you can look at your contract and act accordingly. Keep in mind though that many companies are becoming more flexible on cancellation fees and deposits because of this particular situation so you might want to temporarily change your non refundable booking fee to at least be transferable to a future event, so long as you have an open date when that future event comes up.
You can also offer a service that has less contact with the face like a special balloon delivery, painting face shields, henna art, animal balloons, glitter tattoos and airbrush tattoos, or avoid all contact by providing a magic show or video chat or sing along with a special character.
Also, we highly recommend calling your deposit a BOOKING FEE so that it is clear that the amount paid in advance is actually to cover the expenses related to booking the party, which you have already done. This way it doesn't sound like you are being unreasonable holding on to a fee for an event you haven't done. Take care with cancellations so that when things pick up your customers will be happy to invite you to their next event.
What Else Should I keep in Mind in Relationship to Face Painting and the Coronavirus / COVID-19?
The most important thing beyond prevention, is not to spread panic or fear within your customers. Taking preventive measures is a great thing, spreading fear is not since it won't make anything better and can make people act irrationally. Once fear spreads it is hard to control. You have a business to run, a family to feed, and most businesses have continued to operate even under these circumstances during yearly flu seasons of the past. However, this is a new strain of flu that has created a worldwide pandemic, so you have to stay calm and think logically and in the interest of those you come in contact with.
A Few Tips and Ideas to Make your Kit as Sanitary as Possible
2 - When you get to the event use hand sanitizer or ask the host where you can wash your hands. Make sure not to touch any door knobs or other people once you have washed.
3 - Keep a hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes at hand to clean your hands in between customers.
4 - Never double dip your sponges or brushes. Only dip them once in the water and once in the paint. If you need more, reach for a new sponge and a new brush. This way nothing goes from the face you are painting to the paint or your water. Sponges can be washed off at home, brushes can be soaked in 70% alcohol and be left to try before re-use. You might want to adapt your designs so that you know they can be painted with just one load of each cake.
5 - Use something like the rinse well for your water, since that way only clean water touches your brushes.
6 - According to the CDC a sanitizer without at least 60% alcohol like Brush Bath or Lush Brush won't be effective to kill he COVID-19 virus, so don't rely just on those as your primary sanitation method for this situation.
7 - You can ask your host if they would like you to use gloves while painting. It might make some feel safer, while it might make others feel uncomfortable. This won't really make a change but it can give the impression of a cleaner practice. Just make sure to avoid latex gloves or powdered gloves since many can be allergic to them.
8 - After each party clean your kit thoroughly with sanitizing wipes approved by the CDC to fight the COVID-19 virus. Let your paints dry out in a safe environment where they can't come in contact with the virus. Use a makeup sanitizer spray to sanitize your paints. As far as the CDC knows the virus won't survive for too long on the surface. Some suggest using UV lights, or a food dehydrator since there is a chance that heat or the UV light might be able to kill the virus, but there is no confirmation from the CDC on that.
9 - Avoid painting around the eyes, mouth and nose. If you paint the lips use disposable q-tips and throw them away, far from your kit. If you use glitter either apply it loose with a poofer, or if you will spread it, make sure not to double dip and try using the silicone wands to apply since those can be sanitized easily between customers.
10 - Have a small section on your website dedicated to sanitation so potential customers can see what steps do you take, and see that you care. You don't have to make it all about the COVID-19 as that can actually scare customers away, but rather about how face painting can be done in a sanitary way. You can include images, a video, or simply a list of common practices you take.
11 - When possible, try arriving to your gig on your own car rather than through public transportation to reduce the chances of getting in contact with the virus.
12 - Instead of giving away business cards you can have a large version of it printed and on display on your table and asks guests to take a picture of it. That way you reduce chances of spread through contact as well.
13 - Before a kid sits in your chair, you can squirt some hand sanitizer on their hands, and ask them to rub it well between their fingers, back and front of the hand and nails. Then when they sit and grab the sides of your chair their hands will be clean. You can still do a quick wiping of the chair in between customers.
14 - Use a numbers system to prevent people from standing in line. Give away stickers or write down their names on a list, this way you don't have a bunch of kids standing in a line very close to each-other.
15 - When the weather and location allows, ask to paint in a well ventilated area, preferably outside. The CDC says that well ventilated environments are safer.
16 - Although it can be hard, try and make it all look natural, don't make a big deal of it. Do it with a smile to create a sensation of safety and not panic... just like they do at a doctor's office or at a tattoo shop.
17 - You can offer to paint arms instead, away from typical coughing area (elbow corner) or paint around collar area, or even face paint their face shields (after sanitizing the outside of them with a sanitizing wipe).
18 - Offer to paint Face Shields at a party, or deliver them to a party. This might appeal to someone who isn't ready for you to paint faces yet, and it is something cool that the kids can keep and use later!
What are the Proven Ways to Kill the COVID-19 virus from surfaces?
Please keep in mind that this product has not been proven to kill the COVID-19 virus. The CDC recommends the following products to kill the COVID-19 virus:
What Can I do If I Don't have Events to Face Paint at For a While?
Well, this is the time to do everything you had not done so far for your business! Here are some great ideas:
- Practice! Use your paints to practice and get better, if you rather not use it on kids, you can get a practice board and practice on them. Get better so that when things go back to normal you can offer even better quality face painting.
Sparkling Faces | Face Painting Practice Board - Angelina
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Product Code: SFPB101
What materials are Sparkling Faces practice board made from?
The Sparkling Faces Practice Boards are made from washable plastic that has a slight texture to reduce your brush for slipping. The designs are carefully screen printed on the back of the transparent plastic and then sealed with a thick durable layer of paint. Only paint on the plastic side of the board.
What are the dimensions of this face paint practice board?
The Sparkling Faces boards are printed on A4 plastic sheets which is close to about 8.3 × 11.7 inches or almost a standard piece of printing paper. The dimensions of the face will give you a realistic face painting experience.
How do I use Sparkling Faces Practice Boards?
Wash your board with soap and water before your first use. Get your brush wet, tap off any excess moisture, and then swipe the brush back and forth on your face paint cake to load the bristles with face paint. Apply to the board in smooth strokes and re-load brush as needed. You can also sponge on colors or add liquid bling to your finished designs. To avoid dripping or beading, and to promote faster drying of the paint, make sure that your paint is thick and creamy, not wet and inky.
What is this Full Face Practice Board best for?
Don't forget, practice makes progress! Angelina is a cute little brown haired girl. This board shows her full face, which is perfect for cheek art, eye designs or full face designs. Sparkling Faces Practice Boards are perfect for face painters who need an easy to wash surface to try new designs, but don't want to paint themselves, can't find a model, or who want an simple way to create bright colorful design boards. To create your own design boards simply take photos of your boards under bright natural light and scan or upload to your computer to collage together and print, or to print individually and then store in an album or a hanging card holder.
How do I clean my practice board after use?
You can easily clean your face paint practice boards with dish soap, water and a soft sponge. Make sure to wash off your face painting practice boards before you store them to prevent staining. You can remove stubborn stains with cooking oil. To be on the safe side, test super pigmented paint color on the corner of your board to see if they are easy to wash off. We are so excited about how easy these face paint boards are to wash off!
- Learn new Skills. If you have never tried glitter tattoos, airbrush, henna or balloon twisting this might be the time! Maybe you can explore doing magic shows or face painting with story telling, or develop some new characters and costumes. Go to YouTube.com and find tutorials. This will help you expand your skills and be able to get more jobs once people start booking again.
What are the dimensions of Qualatex 260Q ENTERTAINER assortment animal balloons?
Qualatex 260s are approximately 2” wide by 60” long when fully inflated.
What Colors are Included in the 100 count Qualatex ENTERTAINER 260Q Balloon Assortment?
The Qualatex ENTERTAINER assortment includes a variety of 9 different colors, Mocha Brown, Wintergreen, Tropical Teal, Goldenrod, Rose, Spring Lilac, Gray, Jewel Magenta, and Diamond Clear.
What is the Qualatex ENTERTAINER Assortment best for?
Qualatex balloons are high quality professional grade twisting balloons for small and large sculptures. The 260Q ENTERTAINER Assortment’s jewel, diamond and opaque secondary colors are perfect for flowers, animals, and more! You will not believe how beautiful these balloons are and neither will your clients! We recommend you accessorize the Qualatex ENTERTAINOR 260’s with a 160 balloon to make your creations as abstract and original as possible.
How do you inflate and twist animal balloon sculptures?
You will need to use a double action hand pump to inflate 260 balloons. We recommend the Qualatex Double Action Pump for inflating these balloons because they have a large opening, perfect for inflating these balloons. Before inflating, give your balloon a quick stretch and then carefully insert the tip of the pump into the hole and pull the rim of the balloon up the nozzle so that it doesn't slip off. Pinch the nozzle, securing the balloon to the pump and pump up the balloon. Carefully pull off the tip and tie a knot. Do not inflate your balloons too tightly or they will easily pop. Instead "burp" your balloon a little so that it is the right length for tying and twisting your creation. If you plan on making a lot of twist you will need to release a lot more air from your balloon. There are tons of instructional videos on Youtube that you can watch and learn to makes all sorts of cool balloon creations!
What else should I know about Qualatex Balloons?
Qualatex has been a leader in the balloon industry for over 100 years. Qualatex twisting balloons are made in the USA and Canada. Their balloons are made of latex, so those with latex allergies should avoid contact with them. Make sure to store your balloons in a cool and dry place. Avoid leaving them in the direct sunlight or hot car or freezing conditions.
CHOKING HAZARD—Children under 8 years can choke or suffocate on uninflated balloons or broken balloons. Adult supervision required.
Art Factory | PRO 160 Glitter Tattoo Kit - Boys Rule and Girl Power with 160 Stencils
What am I receiving when I order the ART FACTORY PRO 160 Glitter Tattoo Kit, Boys Rule and Girl Power?
This Professional Glitter Tattoo Kit comes with a variety of glitter, stencils, and tools to get started with creating temporary glitter tattoos right away. There have been some updates to this kit versus the image. We are getting a new image soon.
This kit comes with one bottle of Pink Glue, 1 bottle of Black Temporary Tattoo Festival INK by the Art Factory, 2 application brushes, 12 opaque glitter colors in pop up containers, Girl Power Stencil Set of 80 and Boys Rule Stencil Set of 80.
What is this kit best for?
These designs are perfect for all teens, kids and adults! This kit contains tons of exciting colors that pair perfectly with the stencils! If you like sports, mythical creatures and animals you will absolutely love this glitter tattoo kit! All of the essentials for making a perfect glitter tattoo are in this kit, making it amazing for beginners!
How do I apply glitter tattoo stencils?
First you’re going to need to prep the skin by having the area gently washed with soap and water, if they have recently used any type of lotion on their skin, make sure to wipe it down well with rubbing alcohol. Let the skin fully dry and then carefully remove the paper layer from the stencil, and place it on a smooth skin surface that contains little to no body hair. Avoiding excess body hair will make your design look better, and will be easier to remove. Glitter tattoos for kids last longer when you put them on areas of the body that they might be less tempted to pick at, like down by the ankle or on the upper arm. Those areas often have less body hair too. Using your hand or something firm (a business card works well), rub the stencil onto the skin so that there aren’t any gaps or air bubbles between the skin and the design. Peel off the top clear layer slowly. Watch for floating pieces, and grab those with your fingernail to make sure that they don’t come up with the clear layer. If you are hoping for a speedy application, you should avoid complex designs with floating pieces. Cover the empty area of the stencil with a thin layer of cosmetic grade body glue. Keep in mind that if you put it on too thick it will take a long time to dry; however if you accidentally do this you can press the design with the clear layer to lightly pick up excess glue. Peel off the stencil carefully, making sure not to tug on any drying glue. If there are floaters (the smaller stickers that aren’t connected to the rest of the stencil design) you can use a wood stick or tweezers to pick them out carefully. Using a brush or a poofer cover the stencil with a thin layer of glitter. You can use just one color, or use a lot of colors. Just remember that the more colors that you add, the longer it will take to create the design. Brush the excess glitter off into a tray. O-o-o-h! and a-h-h-h! at the new sparkly creation that is sure to make your clients super mega happy!!
What else should I know about the Art Factory Glitter Tattoo Stencils?
After application, depending on how you care for your glitter tattoo it should last about 1-7 days with Pink Glue or Festival Ink. If you want your temporary tattoo to last longer that a couple of days, avoid friction, hot tubs, chlorine and soap. WARNING: if exposed to low temperatures this kit contains glue that can freeze and it will no longer be effective. Jest Paint is not responsible for freezing during shipping (or at any other time), reason why we do not advise getting this product during the cold season (we ship from Michigan).
- Improve your marketing. Go work on your website, your social media pages, your blog. Create content, improve images, add more content. This way, when people start booking for events they will have an easier time finding you.
- Read about business topics and other face painting related things. At Jest Paint we have a huge blog filled with great information that you now have time to read :)
FREE COVID19 Posters to Use On Your Face Paint Area in English and Spanish
The links below will allow you to access free posters we made that you can customize and have in a visible area of your face painting kit once health officials consider it is safe for you to go out and face paint again. We have 5 links: 2 images of the poster (English and Spnish), 2 PDFs of the poster (in English and Spanish) and a link to the original Power Point so that you can edit it as you wish, add your logo, change colours or text, etc.
Keep in mind these are just ideas, and not medical, legal or health advice. You can check on your protocol with your local health officials and your insurance if you have any questions.
Superstar Face Painting Safety Protocol in English and Spanish
Superstar is providing the public with a list of PDFs containing a lot of information that you might find useful when developing your own protocol for health and sanitation. This will be updated by Superstar as new information is gathered or changes are made to regulations. Your local government government regulations and information from other regulating bodies always precede any other advice.
Please remember, WE ARE NOT DOCTORS, we are not health officials, we are not health workers or lawyers. We are business owners in the face painting industry and our advice should be taken as an opinion based on our research. Please consult with the CDC, health care workers and or the authorities for directions on how to act. Jest Paint is not liable in any form for what you do or stop doing based on the opinions expressed on this blog post or for whatever happens to you, your customers or any other person in relationship to the opinions provided on this blog post. Take care everyone! Keep your eyes out for the smiles, rainbows and glitter on the other side!