There are so many masks available for Halloween, but wearing one while trick-or-treating can compromise both safety and comfort. Masks restrict a child’s vision and can get awfully hot and humid inside. My solution is to use face paint instead!
If you’re a beginner, and especially if the kids you’re painting are younger, I love the the Klutz Face Painting book. It comes with everything you need to create the faces inside.
It can be tough to get a kid to sit still for the process when he’s itching to get outside and start the candy collecting. However, most kids are fascinated by the transformation process, so provide a mirror so they can watch while you work.
Face painting is one of the few times I set aside my stencils and go freehand. If, like me, you’re a little nervous about showing off your free-hand painting skills, remember — it’ll be dark out there anyway.