• Early Educator, Novy Nest

Face painting for children - dos and donts

Hosting a Kid's party? Why not splash some colours with cool face paints? Face painting is a fun activity which doesn't need any occasion and is popular among kids worldwide. However, while buying colours, its critical to follow some precautions as it might cause allergies, etc. as mentioned below:

-Safety: Avoid buying cheaply made paints or which don’t indicate the products used on their labels. Chemicals like cadmium, formaldehyde, lead, and other volatile organic compounds are associated with developmental delays, learning difficulties, and even cancer.

-Types of paints: Cake paints are the most common and they come in individual colors or multi-colour palettes. They are easy to use — you just add some water, mix, and use a sponge or brush to apply to your children’s faces. Cake paints last a long time and often dry quickly. Crayons are cream based and are used to draw directly on the skin. They are an excellent choice for beginners and younger kids. Cream face paints or liquid face paints: This kind comes in bright colors that mellow slightly when applied on the face. These paints come off easily with soap and water.

- History of skin irritation: Children with a history of eczema or teens who are being treated for acne are at a higher risk. One of the ways to minimize skin reactions is to apply a fragrance-free barrier cream first.

Check out how kids have fun with this at Novy Nest : Preschool & Daycare! :)

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