“ Manufacturer: Wilkinson / Type: Face Painting Kit „
There's a little girl in my life who is difficult to buy for. She's 6, and her parents always request expensive electronic gifts (a 6 year old needs a ginormous flat screen TV in her room? Seriously?). I ignore this and buy her some silly and educational gifts and a book for each occasion.
The Wilko Craft Time Face Painting Kit was this Christmas's silly gift. She loves having her face painted, like most kids, so I thought she'd like it, and at £3.28 it didn't really matter if it was used once then forgotten about.
Well, it certainly wasn't used just once then forgotten about. She loved it. It was a runaway favourite! She loves having her face painted, but even more than that she loves painting our faces. The set comes with an A4 sheet of ideas, with drawings of faces painted as pandas, cats, donkeys, robots, clowns, etc. Even this is really nicely done, it's simple to follow and cute. The little girl can follow it, and is happy with the results, though we do sometimes have to ask what we are when she's finished. In this ideas sheet some of the children are wearing homemade animal ears and headbands to go with their face paints, so we've had additional fun making ears.
The kit comes with 8 colours, a brush, and two sponges. The paints aren't especially high quality, they start to fade after four or five hours, and the white begins to crack. But it is obviously a cheap set, which is one of the reasons why we're happy to let a 6 year old play with it. If I had bought a more expensive professional set obviously I would be more worried about getting the colours mixed in together and scrubbing the brush too hard, but as it's cheap and cheerful children can be allowed to mess it up to her heart's content.