- Dip the watercolor pencil into a glass of water (or onto a wet sponge).
- Wait just a few seconds for the water to soften the paint.
- Draw the design.
My oldest daughter is the real artist in the family, but since she was at school when I was taking photos for the post, I did my best to draw a little ghost to show you how the watercolor looks. :) Whether you're painting on a hand or a cheek, it seems to work the same.
I bought the watercolor pencils at Wal-mart in the office supply section. I think I paid less then $3 for them.
I also tried face paint crayons for the first time. I was told by my daughter who used them to paint cheek art at a church carnival this week that they worked great too. I bought them at JoAnn's in the kids crafts section and used a 50% off coupon, so I paid $2.50 for them. (Reg. price $4.99) I don't know how well they would work if you were to paint an entire face because we didn't try it, but they worked well for small shapes.