Patterns for Your Face Painting Enjoyment Free face painting patterns are as close as your fingertips and your imagination. You should first try practicing drawing and coloring your ideas onto paper first. If your mind is drawing a blank canvas, let your fingers do the walking through the huge expanse of the internet world. Many family oriented web sites include crafts and fun sections for your enjoyment. If you want to collaborate with other moms and dads and make some new friends, join an online parenting group. Those who participate in theses types of online get-togethers are usually extremely helpful and friendly. You may be surprised at how many talented mothers are out there who are willing to provide support, encourage, and share their own adventures in face painting. Many will be happy to direct you to their favorite sources for free face painting patterns. Teenagers can be a great help at creating patterns. Adept at experimenting with make-up, many times having taken their own art classes in school, and still in touch with what is popular for the younger aged children, they would be flattered to share their skills with a parent in need or maybe just a single older friend having to come up with ideas for themselves. If you will be attending a party and just need help painting your own face, it could be fun and rewarding to enlist a young friend's help. If you know an art teacher, you could ask him or her for helpful ideas for free face painting patterns. Preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, school librarians, even Sunday school teachers would know what the kids today like in characters. A friend who enjoys painting as a hobby are all good sources to check for ideas. They would have access to books and magazines with pictures that would help prod the imagination. Try looking at comic books, art drawing books, animal books, toy books and catalogues. If you need small picture patterns for painting on cheeks, there are some great artists you could get inspiration from. Ed Emberly is a great artist of small drawings, silly drawings sure to bring a smile. He provides easy-to-follow step-by-step guides. There is a book called Dinosaur Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello. Dinosaurs are almost always a hit with small children, especially boys. You might want to include some funny drawings of insects, too. Dr. Seuss is a wonderful author who has colorful characters that are popular. Try drawing your own version of a Cat in the Hat or a Grinch. Don't forget the cartoons that are popular on television. There should be plenty of inspiration there, or in children's movies. You might want to check the comic section of a newspaper. Many faces don't need a pattern. An example is a skunk face. It's all black, except for the thin white strip that sneaks from the tip of the nose to the top of the forehead. You could paint the mouth red for a dramatic effect. No matter what choice of pattern you decide to use, remember to have fun with it!
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