February 28, 2014 kscope

Our artists adore kids, and we want to make sure your experience with Kaleidoscope is perfect every time, whether you meet us at a local fair or invite us to your home. We go above and beyond professional face painting standards. If you don’t believe us, call any of our competition and ask these questions. Kaleidoscope stands for safety and fun, guaranteed!


January 21, 2014 kscope

Our office team gets calls asking us to “donate our time” or “provide free face painting” daily,  so we finally wanted to blog about it. We love working for nonprofits–actually, we specialize in it! But a lot of these types of phone calls end in this: “I think we’ll just have our volunteers do it.”

It’s tempting (we know) to get a service done for free when you’re on a limited budget.

Hiring Kaleidoscope almost always mean you can actually make money off of face painting, but it’s still a leap of faith. So if your organization is still looking to get free face painting, here are a few tips from the professionals on making sure your event’s face paint isn’t a disaster:


January 20, 2014 kscope

After finishing our first official year in business, we’ve already picked up an award! Thanks to everyone who left us reviews on our GigMasters profile this year. If you have any doubt whether our face painters, balloon twisters, and caricature artists are the best in CT and MA, just read the reviews our clients leave for us online!

Here’s one of the reviews that helped us win Best of 2013:


January 13, 2014 kscope

Planning winter parties can be tough, especially in snowy CT, MA, RI, NH! Kaleidoscope’s artists provide face painting, balloon twisting, and other entertainment all year round so we’ve seen what works (and what doesn’t) a few hundred times over. Here are our favorite tips and tricks clients have shared with us for hosting awesome birthday parties during the cold months.


October 18, 2013 kscope

Kaleidoscope’s staff is full of art-nerds. Like, we-dream-about-face-paint nerds. Go-out-to-dinner-together-so-we-can-talk-about-balloon-twisting dorks. So, naturally, our friends send us anything they see online that has to do with face painting or body painting! Today we were sent this article today by Alex Iwashyna: an awesome mom who loved face painting and wondered, “how hard can it be?” Here’s an excerpt of Alex’s post:


October 1, 2013 kscope

Body painting is the coolest! We’re convinced there is no better way to impress a crowd this Halloween with your costume. And good news! Kaleidoscope is taking face and body painting private appointments in CT and MA this Halloween to make all of your awesome/sexy/terrifying-costume dreams come true.

So as we count down the days to our all-time-favorite holiday, here are a few tips and tricks for body painting this Halloween!


July 26, 2006 kscope

Looking for something to bring to your party that’s both popular and different? Check out Kenny and April the clowns! With outfits that aren’t intimating to kids and lots of really fun activities for every age, April and Kenny are two of our most popular entertainers.

What makes our clowns different?

  • They’re never scary to kids. We ditched the all-white faces, huge floppy shoes, and frumpy outfits. Our clowns look more like the adults kids meet every day, but with colorful outfits and hair.
  • They’re both professionals: Kenny is an art teacher and professional artist; April is a professional hair and makeup artist, and a mom of two.
  • They’re super-duper talented. No silly balloon dogs here – our face painting and balloon twisting is held only to the highest standards! Jumbo animal twisting, super-fun faces, and more!
  • We have age-appropriate activities. We won’t simply suggest face painting or balloon twisting for every age group–because some of our littlest party-goers may be too tiny to participate! Scroll down to learn more about some of our clown packages.


July 22, 2001 kscope

The Easter Bunny lives right here at Kaleidoscope! Make this Easter memorable by inviting the Easter Bunny to your church, school, company, or nonprofit event.

Our Easter Bunny packages all come with one entertainer dressed in our favorite Easter Bunny costume! If you’d like us to provide goodie bags, additional characters, activities such as face painting or balloon twisting, or anything else–just let us know so we can create a magical Easter experience for every child at your event!

Here are a few things to know about our Easter Bunny: