A few weeks ago I wrote about how you can add to your income by running children’s ‘learn to face paint’ workshops. This week I’m talking about teaching gore and sfx because kids ABSOLUTELY LOVE it no matter the time of year. There are several reasons why your workshops will be a success;
Children are fascinated by blood and yucky stuff and are amazed what they can do with just a few products. We used Mehon wax and Fresh Scratch for the cut finger, Ben Nye bruise wheel for black eyes and Zombie Skin for peeling flesh.
Kids can be as creative as they like with no worries about things looking ‘perfect’, look how delighted these students were with their work!
Young and older children can work side by side because each child works at their own level, the younger ones like to use lots of blood and the older ones can spend up to an hour sculpting a realistic wound. They can team up or just be on their own, its up to them.
The photographs at the end are fun.
Running a gore workshop is simple because there is no water, paint or brushes involved, I put out a small selection of wax, blood and the tiniest amount of bruise creams on paper plates and that’s all that’s needed really. Metal teaspoons are useful for moulding wax cuts and some children enjoy applying Mehron nicotine stain to their teeth.
You can sell mini kits so they can continue the fun at home.
There are so many ways to keep the money coming in during dry spells. Keep a lookout for future blogs about my new Prosecco and Face Painting nights for adults..
Face painting by Joni