Reviews for Face Painting


Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 September 2000
Gr. 4^-6. From the publisher's Kids Can Do It series, these colorful books offer ideas for two very different activities. Making Fleece Crafts begins an introduction to the materials and basic sewing stitches used in the projects that follow. Each project is presented on a single page or a double-page spread, its instructions illustrated with colorful drawings and accompanied by a list of required materials. A photo shows the finished product, which might be a beanbag pig, a jester hat, or a pair of mittens. The projects look appealing, fun, and relatively easy for someone with basic sewing skills. Face Painting begins with materials and instructions for painting faces as well as safety tips, then offers 16 designs under categories such as clowns, animals, and "Halloween howlers." The book has step-by-step illustrated instructions, as well as a photo of each painted face. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

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School Library Journal Reviews 2000 October
Gr 1-4-A wonderful introduction to this fun activity. She begins by firing readers' imaginations with, "You can become-," then digs right in explaining what supplies are needed. She includes step-by-step instructions for 16 of the most commonly requested faces, rules for safety, and the all-important cleanup tips. Clear, full-color photographs and drawings of children in the makeup accompany the instructions. These simple illustrations are charming and helpful, leaving no doubt as to what supplies are needed. Except for the face paint itself, most of these items are readily available. If you already have a good book on the subject, this one is probably not needed. However, it is an excellent choice for beginners, providing basic information and delightful examples.-Cynde Marcengill, Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach, SC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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