This is a sure-fire way to bring the characters in their storybooks to life. Your child will enjoy seeing themselves in the mirror when you have finished.

What you need

Face paints


Develops coordination

Develops imagination

Learning through watching and copying others

Learning to listen and expanding vocabulary

How long will it take?

30 mins

What to do

  1. Pick a character from your child’s favourite story.

    granddad painting girls face
  2. Then you can both use face paints to recreate the character. Keep it simple by drawing the whiskers to be The Tiger Who Came to Tea, or a wet black nose to be Hairy McClairy. Even the most basic design can whisk them away to a faraway place in their imagination.

    girl with painted face