Face painting is sometimes offered in our booth. We use
the Child Evangelism Fellowship approach of sharing the gospel using
the Wordless Book and then painting a simple picture on the child's
cheek, forehead or the back of their hand.
When doing face painting we use the five colors of the wordless
book. As the painting is being done the painter tells the gospel
How Is The Face Painting Done?
We use water color pencils that allow the picture to be drawn instead
of "painted." This makes it so easy that anyone can do
children select the picture they want from a page showing thirteen
pictures (shown to the right). The person doing the face painting
copies the picture the child selects.
The Face Painting Rules
We only paint pictures on the child's cheek, forehead or the back
of their hand. Some kids may ask to have the picture painted in
other locations. Under no circumstances are pictures painted anywhere
else other than on the cheek, forehead or the back of their hand.
What Is The Story?
As you paint each color tell the child what color you are using
and what the color means.
Gold - represents God. God made everything. The trees. The
mountains. And He made you just the way you are. God loves you very
much. God is perfect. His home is in heaven.
Dark (black pencil. Always call; this color "dark.")
- Dark represents sin. Sin is anything that we think, say or do
that does not please God. The Bible says that sin must be punished.
Red - represents the perfect Son of God - Jesus - who never
did anything wrong. He took our punishment for our disobeying God.
God put your sin on Jesus. He willingly took your punishment on
the cross. Christ gave His blood for us. He died and three days
later came alive again. Now He is alive and living in heaven.
(white pencil. Always call this color "clean.") -
This color represents being "clean" from sin.
Ask the child: Do you believe in Jesus? Do you believe Jesus
really was punished for your disobeying God instead of God punishing
Then review the meaning of the gold, dark and red colors.
Green - reminds us that things grow. Now that you believe
in the Lord Jesus Christ, you should grow in Him. Growing means
going to Sunday school and church. Growing means reading the Bible.
Growing means obeying God. Growing means telling others about Jesus.
Alternatives To Face Painting
At some events we are not allowed to do face painting, usually
because it would take business away from other booths that are selling
face painting. What we'll do as an alternative is to help the children
make bracelets using five colored beads.
each bead is handed to the children, for them to add to their bracelet,
tell the story given above for that color.
The purpose is to not just make a bracelet, but to also go over
the Wordless Book story a second time. This helps the children remember
the story, and understand what the colors in the bracelet mean.
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