For-profit businesses can build community by hosting events for their key demographic groups and making the fun elements low cost or free. IDEA Coffee at Walden hosted Cinderella (courtesy of Charter Homes) and worked with area businesses to offer treats and fun for young kids and their families. My face painting was a part of this busy day, which attracted 70 children and their caregivers.
Big thanks to Pop Shots Photography for their talent and time!
Equality of sex, race, and identity was supported at the August 7 Equalityfest York. Face painting at the UUCY booth was free or nearly free for the local kids, and proceeds supported the fest.
Children are the best customers. They are excited, open to trying new things, being transformed, and love the surprise at the end.
Face painting for this kind of audience gives a great payoff. My customers are always thrilled, and I have fun, too.
And, as with most things, a little glitter makes everything better.
Face painting at festivals involves long hours and many customers, but having that connection with one great kid at a time makes the day pass quickly.