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How to Set Up a Face-Painting Booth

Make your next event fun and memorable by setting up a face-painting booth.


  • Step 1: Find artists Find enthusiastic artists to help paint faces. If you have volunteers that are not confident drawing freehand, stencils are a great option.
  • Step 2: Set up a table Set up a table with clean brushes, water for cleaning brushes, face paints, sponges, glitter, and examples of face-painting designs that children can choose from.
  • TIP: Face-painting supplies can be purchased at your local craft store.
  • Step 3: Provide a chair Provide a chair for the children and for the face painter to help reduce strain on their back.
  • Step 4: Provide a mirror and camera Keep a mirror available so the children can view the finished design. Also make lasting memories by having a camera available to take photos.
  • Step 5: Make cleaning easy Make cleaning easy by having wet wipes, a paper towel, and hand sanitizer available. Have fun!
  • FACT: In 2008, the record for the most people with team colors painted on their face was set by 29,688 rugby fans from France.

You Will Need

  • Face painters
  • Stencils
  • Table
  • Brushes
  • Water
  • Face paints
  • Sponges
  • Glitter
  • Examples of face-painting designs
  • Chairs
  • Mirror
  • Camera
  • Wet wipes
  • Paper towel
  • Hand sanitizer

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