Many moons ago, when my older kids were young I was a professional Face Painter. I say professional, I mean, I used to get paid to go to fetes and parties and face paint loads of kids with whatever they wanted. I had a huge kit of face paints and printed cards for the kids to choose what they wanted. I remember one party when all the little 4 year old’s decided they wanted to be tigers, except for one little boy, he wanted to be a dinosaur!
This week we tried out a new Weekend Box special complete with Snazaroo Face Paints!
My Little Man is a big fan of The Weekend Box, he received his first back in 2014 when he couldn’t wait to get started so he was photographed in his pyjamas. We also reviewed a Chinese New Year Box where we made fortune cookies long before the bakers on the Great British Bake Off. We even gave the Mini Weekend Box a whirl last year.
The box came with two mini sets of face paints which Snazaroo are introducing.
First, let me give you some information on the mini sets.
Mini Theme Pack Information
Snazaroo, the nation’s leading face paint brand, launches it’s first ever Mini Theme Pack range, combining favourite face paint colours into handy palettes to help turn little monsters into little fairies in no time at all.
Priced at just £2.99, the bite size packs come with everything parents need to recreate looks at home: three colours, a brush, a sponge and an easy to follow 3-step guide. At a compact 10cm by 11cm, they’re perfect for every occasion, helping to transform playtime into a magical world for children no matter where they are.
With five vibrant themes – Summer, Carnival, Halloween, Christmas and Easter – kids are covered all year round. The colourful summer packs include a fun Festive Mask (made up of bright pink, white and royal blue) and a Jester (featuring grass green, white and purple).
A touch of water is required to use the paints. All Snazaroo products are hassle-free to wash off and are suitable for sensitive skin types, while the face paints are fragrance-free and specially-formulated to be gentle on the skin.
We had a Tiger kit and a birthday party face stamp kit.
I love the idea of a stamp kit. It saves so much time and the kids are still happy. You just dampen the colour, press the stamp into it and then press it on the child’s face. If you’ve ever face painted a room full of kids at a party you will understand how time consuming it is, now you don’t have to hire someone to do it for you, just use stamps instead! They are so easy the kids can do it themselves.
It’s also better for younger children. Although the paints are safe to use it’s best not to use too much on children under 3 years.
The Tiger kit came with three colours, a brush and a sponge. There is also a guide on how to paint a tiger on a child’s face. On the Snazaroo website there are plenty of guides and videos
to show you how to face paint, and they are so easy to follow in just three steps!
My little man, like that little boy in the tiger party, wanted something different. So we looked through the guides and he chose a bear.
I used the green paint from the party kit and the white and black from the tiger kit and this is what we came up with.
Using just a small amount of paint and water I helped my little boy become a grizzly bear!
Snazaroo face paints are made in the UK and are skin friendly, paraben free and are made from premium cosmetic ingredients to be gentle on children’s skin. Because Snazaroo face paints are water based they are easy to wash off. I remember that face paints where difficult to get off, involving lots of scrubbing and washing. Not these ones though. I removed my son’s grizzly bear with a single baby wipe! There was no residue left behind either.
Once upon a time I face painted my daughter as a black cat and even after we’d spent an age washing it off, her face still looked ‘stained.’ It’s good to know that Snazaroo face paints are easy washable.
I think £2.99 is a very reasonable price to pay for a small face painting kit. They are small with just a few colours but with a little imagination you can create lots of lovely designs on your child’s face. I find face painting fun, so we both have fun together.
Star, my 12 yr old daughter, has sensory issues with smell, she refuses to be face painted herself but also gets distressed when she is near a child with face paint because of the smell. She was fine with these face paints though because there was no odour at all.
I think the little man will have lots more fun with these kits of face paint and I would consider buying more in the future…it will soon be halloween!
Disclosure; I was sent The Weekend Box with Snazaroo face paints for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.