Face Painting 101 – A Really Wild GiveAway…

Seriously, face painting… face painting is my hidden secret – I keep face paints in my bag, along with my camera and my moleskin, it makes me feel like the best mom in the world to always have a couple of face paints along for the ride. The trouble with my awesome mom repertoire is this:


That’s it… whiskers…


And a little black nose…


That’s it, the sum total of my face painting repertoire…


The neat thing about this wild face is that it takes about 3.7 seconds to get it onto a wriggling little face!!!


Well were my kids ever joyful when they saw that we got this book, to review, from Pan Macmillan Books:

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This book is packed with fabulous animal faces to create. And for those of us who are ever-so-slightly-challenged in the face painting department there are step by step instructions. Really you can’t go wrong. There was oohing and aaahing and hours of browsing through cat faces, bird, faces, leopards and zebras… bears and butterflies… even fish!!!

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So here we go: A butterfly in progress…

Hair back…


Colors colored…

Black outline…


Couple of details… and good to go…


All the while another little person desperate to be a mouse:


Hair back…

Colors colored…

Black outline…


And three wild beasts…


A super fun book for some quick afternoon play!!!

This GiveAway works in the usual way, we will give you a couple of days to comment, until the close of play on the 18 June 2012, We will draw and publish the winner on the 19 June 2012 I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

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Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. And all our GiveAways are World-Wide – so no excuse – leave a comment and enter away!!!

I received these books from Pan MacMillan South Africa in exchange for a review, they did not ask, or pay me to say such lovely things about their books – the opinions are entirely our own.!!!

27 Replies to “Face Painting 101 – A Really Wild GiveAway…”

  1. Another giveaway, hooray! My boys would LOVE this book. They adore facepaints, and I am not at all creative (although I have attempted more than whiskers!!). I could do with some new exciting ideas!

  2. 🙂 it is so funny,i have a black face pencil in my bag too!Just in case of unexpected boredom:) and yes, i am very familiar to whiskers too!you have done a great painting!

  3. Those wild animals are realy cute. My kids also love it but I also do not get much further than whiskers so we can use this book very much 🙂

  4. This is a great book! Here’s another secret…if you buy watercolor pencils and dip the pencil in water they work as very vibrant face paints. And one more secret…you will regret showing your newly-3 year old the previous secret. 😉

  5. I love Christa’s comment! Thanks for the tip about the pencils! I hope we win so we can have some summer fun!

  6. I love face painting too but my skills are limited. This book would be great, I need pictures to look at when I paint faces.

  7. You do whiskers, I normally do a clown – and if anyone says the clown looks funny, I can cover with all sorts of excuses. This book will certainly help improve any future face painting efforts on my part

  8. What fantastic creations you have made. Mine love face painting, so we would love to in with a chance to win this.

  9. My eldest boy would love this, we have recently acquired some face paints but would love to get some tips on using them! Love your three sweet faces.

  10. My almost 3 year old would love this! Not to mention the preschoolers that I teach!

  11. This looks like an awesome guide to facepainting!! My kiddos would flip if I could use their face as canvas!

  12. It is with a bit of fear that I put my name in. If I win this book my children will want their faces painted all the time. Well, they will be really cute!

  13. We had a face painting episode last week while I was in bed…even the doll had her face painted 😉
    This book looks grand!

  14. Your hoods looked so cute! I don’t think I could even do the nose and whiskers without help!

  15. Seems to simple with the pics, I tried before with my 2 year old after watching it being done at Spur.

    I do have some face paint, maybe will give it another try this weekend,

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