KEH 030: Face Painting Tips for Kids Entertainers

KEH030 Marcela Murad: Face Painting Tips for Kids Entertainers

Face Painting Tips for Kids Entertainers

From practical face painting tips, to charming anecdotes, to awesome insights on entertaining kids and getting more bookings, Marcela Murad gives them all in this interview.

Known to many as Mama Clown and widely recognized as one of the world’s premier face painters, Marcela has done it all: entertained kids with her clowning, storytelling, and magic; done thousands of shows; published her own magazine; wrote a successful series of books; started her own business; produced an international convention; and stood as an instructor and inspiration to many.

In this podcast, she generously shares amidst her heart-warming stories the knowledge and insights she has gained from her 35 years in the face painting and kids entertainment industry.


In this episode we discuss:

- How Marcela got started in clowning and came up with her name, Mama Clown

- How to develop your own character (great tips and anecdotes about Marci Poppins and the Snow Queen)

- How Marcela got into face painting

- How Silly Farm, a face and body art supplies business that was started by Marcela and now managed by her niece Heather Green, came about and grew

- How face painting has changed

- How Marcela came up with the Face and Body Art International Magazine and helped Illusion Magazine when it was starting

- How face painters started using jewels and bling and why Marcela came up with her new book, The Face Painting Book of Rainbows and Bling

- How to use bling effectively (practical tips!)

- Why add bling to your face painting (keyword: perceived value)

- How to make your face painting more special for your clients

- How to stand out from the crowd as a face painter and get more bookings (amazing tips and insights on networking and selling yourself)

- What is Marcela’s favorite thing to do

Marcela Murad Holding a Puppy in CostumeGirl with Blue Face Paint - Face Painting Tips


Resources mentioned in this episode:

Marcela Murad’s Facebook Page

Silly Farm Supplies


FABAIC (Face and Body Art International Convention)

FABAIC Facebook Page

Illusion Magazine

The Face Painting Book of Butterflies and other books by Marcela Murad

The Face Painting Book of Rainbows and Bling by Marcela Murad and Heather Green


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