We all have tricks up our sleeves for various things in the face painting business and today I wanted to address the topic of how to keep children still & how to keep your hands from getting the shakes!
Keeping the Child Still:
It’s one thing to be a painter, but painting on a ‘moving canvas’ is a whole other thing, don’t you agree?
First of all the most important thing is to make sure the child has a comfortable seat to sit in.
If they’re uncomfortable they’re more likely to fidget.
Make sure the chair is at the right height and close to you so they don’t have to stretch or strain to get be close enough to paint.
Generally the younger the kid is, the more they will fidget and the less patience they will have. So choose designs that are super quick to paint for the younger ones.
It can be hard to keep your hand still enough to paint fine details sometimes – especially when you’re tired and have already spent a day painting.
A lot of face painters steady their hand (the one that holds the brush) by leaning their pinky finger on the child’s forehead. Give it go, and see if it works for you.
You can also try placing your other hand on the top of the child’s head. It steadies the child and yourself!