Face painting is great self-expression at Hallowe'en!
Remember those plastic masks we wore long ago that became all sweaty inside as the night wore on? Remember the elastic we wore around the head to keep the darn things on? They often snapped when the mask had to go over a warm hat (after all, here in Canada, we often have had some snow by Hallowe'en.)
Those masks are pretty much passé. This is one night during the year when children and adults alike practise their artistic skills painting a new persona for themselves or for others.
Certainly, you will find lots of inspiration on social media sites for face painting. I don't have to search for ideas as I have a very artistic granddaughter who has been posting some of her own face painting for her friends (and for me) to see. She has even been hired to paint faces at birthday parties. Little wonder!
Whereas I was once painting her, she is quite capable now of creating her own works of art. Her Hallowe'en face painting is a fine example of her creativity.
As you get ready for Hallowe'en, take the time to appreciate the childish excitement expressed by your children and/or grandchildren on this occasion, for they are indeed, brief, fleeting moments.
Happy and safe Hallowe'en everyone!
Above photo only by rawpixel at unsplash. All other photos taken by a family member. Merci K et J et M.