I’m always on the lookout for which gifts my kids receive that I think would have universal appeal. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to mention these face paint crayons. My daughter has had them for at least a year and she still uses them at least twice a week to decorate herself and her younger brothers. My kids have fairly sensitive skin and have never had a problem with these crayons. They are super fun and easy to clean off their faces when we need to be more serious in public.
Product: Face Paint Crayons
Recommended Age Range: 6+ (younger kids would probably enjoy as well, but adult supervision is recommended)
Price Range: ~$12-$15
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Comments: I love that although these are called “face paints,” they are actually crayons. Nothing ever spills, which keeps our furniture and clothes safe. Even my toddler can hold these chunky crayons in his little fists and use them effectively. My daughter has gotten particularly good at turning her brothers into Harry Potter by drawing on his signature glasses and scar.
A few months back, my daughter was running with her friends in impractical shoes and ended up with a black eye. She was so embarrassed by her shiner that for a couple days she didn’t want to be seen in public. These face crayons were a lifesaver. We would cover up her injury with the most attention grabbing designs possible and she was as happy as can be.
When we first got these crayons, I was a little restrictive about when she was allowed to use them. I still require her to ask permission, but they are so easy to clean up and my kids have so much fun that I basically never say no anymore unless we’re on our way out the door to church. I consider it my small way of supporting the arts.
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