April 6, 2020 kscope

Ever wonder what’s in face paint? (Is it really paint? Does it have any peanuts, soy, milk, or animal products? What about latex? Heavy metals?) What about perfumes? Is it okay for sensitive skin?

We use only 2 supplies for 2 brands of face paint–“face paint” being a misnomer since what we really put on children’s faces is kid-friendly makeup.  Face paint should never be done with actual paints! Our makeup is free of cancer-causing metals, unlike actual paint, all safe for skin, and cruelty-free.

Below is a full list of all of our face paint brands and their ingredient lists. If you have any additional questions, please contact our office during the booking process and we’d be happy to answer them!

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March 26, 2017 kscope

Olivia G began working at Kaleidoscope in May of 2015 as a high schooler who heard about a face painter princess job through her local high school theatre program.

Since then, she’s become one of our most seasoned face painters, balloon twisters, and performers! Olivia has since graduated first high school and then from Stonehill College with a double major in biology and secondary education. While not entertaining at events, Olivia is public school science teacher in Massachusetts who balances her love of education with her passion for the arts.

Olivia is a Ellington, Connecticut native who now lives in the Greater Boston area and entertains throughout southern New England, so no matter where your party is you may see her soon!

Hire her for:

  • Face painting
  • Balloon twisting
  • Glitter tattoos
  • Airbrush tattoos
  • Princess parties
  • Mascot visit
  • Silly science show

A child smiling at the camera with a face painter octopus on her face

Face Painter Interview with Olivia

When and why did you start working at Kaleidoscope?

May of 2015. A recruiter came to Ellington High School theatre program and I thought…who doesn’t want to be a princess for a living? Sign me up! 😀

What is your favorite part of Face Painting?

Nothing beats turning around the mirror to somebody and seeing their face light up with joy 🙂 It’s one of the best feelings in the world!

What are people’s reactions when you tell them You’re a professional Kids Party Entertainer?

It’s hard for them to wipe the shock off their face. Especially when they know I teach high school biology on top of it. They always wonder which came first: the science or the art?!? I always tell them I was born to do both 🙂

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about what you do?

That I teach high school science on top of my KScope artistry! People always think you’re either a sciencey-STEM person or an artsy-creative peep. You can always be both! Break the mold and do what makes your heart happy!

What do you think your superpower as a face painter or balloon twister is?

Being able to engage everybody at the party. I will get all the kids AND adults to participate! Face painting has no age limits 🙂

What’s your favorite part of being a Professional artist?

Having a creative outlet. I never like being put into a box — and being able to freely create with paints, balloons, and characters wakes up my brain and keeps it fresh. Always keeping me on my toes!

What’s one piece of advice you give to every parent planning a birthday party?

Sit back, relax, and have fun. You’ve planned such an amazing event and put in so much hard work – you deserve to enjoy it too!

What’s one thing you want every corporate event planner to know?

Please bring us water!!! And put us in the shade if you can! Usually these events are longer than normal and we want to be in optimal shape for the entire party 🙂

November 27, 2016 kscope

Kaleidoscope specializes in parties with multiple characters, because our actors are trained to work together to bring stories come to life! The past box office years have seen some big adventure stories which makes these princesses and their friends the perfect choice for parties of any size, age, or gender.

Remember: because mascots are picture-perfect, check on these differences between mascots and face characters so you pick the best package for your party.

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