Why hire Face Painting by Shelly?
Very fun and experienced face painter and balloon twister for children's birthday parties! Fast and beautiful faces and "tattoos", glitter tattoos colorful balloon animals and really wonderful with kids :D !!! I Speak fluent French and Mandarin Chinese, and only use very high quality, FDA approved, hypoallergenic Wolfe, BenNye, Kryolan, Snazarroo and Paradise professional face make-up and designated face-safe glitter.
Hi! My name is Shelly and I have been a face painter for over three years now and I absolutely love it! I am also an elementary school teacher in Manhattan, and I really love working with kids!
I come from a fine art background and studied design in France, three years ago I came back to New York where I discovered my passion for children's world. I started working with kids as a language teacher and I've somehow found this wondrous way to combine my love for childcare and my artistic talent, on a complete coincidence. I'm ever so grateful for this - it's the perfect thing for me to do on weekends!
I only use very high quality, FDA approved, hypoallergenic Snazaroo and Diamond FX professional face paints and designated face-safe glitter.
Thank you and hope to meet you and your little one soon! :)
What to Expect
I usually do face painting for the children first. My record was 28 children in one hour, but for that particular time, there were two adults supervising, one keeping them in order and well lined-up and the other pulled away the kid as soon as I was done and sat the next kid in the chair.. If I have someone's help organizing the children and keeping them from all running towards me at the same time, we can save A LOT of time, and I could at least paint an average of 20 kids per hour.
That being said, some kids might not want to get their face painted, and I would offer them hand painted "tattoos" instead, on their hands or arms. By special request I can also bring my glitter tattoo kits, with no extra charge, but if you want the glitter tattoos please let me know in advance! And surprising enough, the little designs on the hand can often take more time than a full-face butterfly or rainbow..
Then after all the kids get their paintings done, I would make a twisted balloon animal for them too :D I can make simple things like butterflies, swords, hats, dogs, cats, flowers, giraffes etc. and kids just love it! :D
Please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions!!! Oh and, if you're looking to add something extra active and fun, check out my friend Ginnine the Zumba dancer: http://gfried.zumba.com
Please provide me with at least a small table, two chairs and sufficient lighting, thank you!
2013: 548 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Baby Shower, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Birthday Party, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Halloween Party, Private Party