Face painting is a fun way to raise additional money for your charity or non-profit group — it only takes a steady hand, some face paint and willing participants to get started.
Face Painting Booths
Where is the best place to open up a face painting station? Any public place will do, but face painting is especially lucrative at these places:
- Carnivals, circuses and fun fairs
- Shopping fairs
- School events
- Sporting events
You’ll be guaranteed lots of foot traffic and plenty of willing faces at these locations!
Face Painting Tips
- DO check for allergies before starting.
- DO take requests. If they don’t have a request, create a theme that will remind them of your charity.
- DO set a price table. Charge one amount for small paint jobs (like “Go Team”) and a larger amount for full face paint. Factor in how much time it will take to do each face too.
- DO talk about your charity while you’re painting. You have a captive audience — tell them about your special cause.
- DON’T use regular house paint. Buy specially-formulated, non-toxic face paint instead!
- DON’T paint too close to the eyes, nose or mouth. Face paint is safe, but it’s for external use only and you want to keep your clients happy and safe.