Painted People

We had some face paint from Halloween that we never used (we had aspirations of turning Becky’s face into a black-and-white panda, but my execution wasn’t quite what either of us had hoped for, so we scrubbed that idea – literally!).  The kids were yearning to do SOMETHING with the leftover paint, so they decided to decorate themselves.  I’ll say here that while I knew this activity was happening, I was not overseeing it in any way (my bad!), so I can’t take credit for the results!  Without further ado, here’s the documentation of what happens when you let four kids go to town on their faces with paint!

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Now what I failed to anticipate was how difficult it would be to remove the paint.  So after these pictures were taken, we started washing and washing, with only a smearing-effect.  To make matters worse, we were in a time crunch because Jim was taking the big kids to a Gospel meeting that night, and I needed them to not look like hooligans!  So I ended up throwing all the kids in the bath and shower and we just kept using more and more soap until they were all more or less recognizable again.  Although I do think it still looked like Jimmy had blue eyeliner on when he went to church that night, ack!!  Guess I learned my lesson to supervisor all further body-painting endeavors and make sure we’re using very washable paint!

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