How to Start a Face Painting Business

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A face painting business is inexpensive to start up and a great way to have fun and make a tidy profit. Here are step by step directions on how to start a face painting business.

Things You'll Need

  • Skin safe paints
  • Glitter
  • Body jewels
  • Wet wipes
  • Table
  • Chairs
  • Decide on some simple fun designs you can face paint. Keep in mind that the simpler designs the more customers you can paint and the more money you can make. Avoid fussy, busy designs that take a lot of time and thus eat into your profits. To find designs look at free clip art or draw your own. Some to designs to consider to start your face painting business; bugs, smiley faces, flags, stars, rainbows and hearts.

  • Purchase skin safe paints, glitter, body art and paint brushes. Also stock up on paper towels and wet wipes. You will need chairs and a table. To start a face painting business at the lowest cost you will want to buy these items at a discount store.

  • Decide on some simple fun designs you can face paint. Keep in mind that with simple easy designs you can paint more customers and make more money. Avoid fussy, busy designs that take a lot of time and thus eat into your profits. To find designs, look at free clip art or draw your own. Some designs to consider to start your face painting business; bugs, smiley faces, flags, stars, rainbows and hearts.

  • Paint one of each design and put it in a plastic sleeve or laminate. Tape the designs to a board.

  • Sign up for craft shows, fairs, school events, library days etc. You can also market your face painting business to moms for their kid's parties.

  • Charge a small fee per each design. For example one dollar for face painting a star. Though a dollar sounds like a small amount, it adds up quickly and you will find your face painting business can be very profitable. For design ideas see resources.

Tips & Warnings

  • For parties charge a flat fee.

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