Face-painting is a one-to-one activity, so it is best done when there is something else to keep the other children occupied. Maybe the party is in the garden and they can play, or perhaps there is a bouncy castle for them to play on.

It is fun for children at a fete or festival but as the queues can get long, these faces are usually quick, cheerful and sparkly.

They delight a child’s imagination and free that inner tiger or lion with a great roar, or watch the little girls fly away as a colourful butterfly.

Whether they choose to be little princesses or little monsters, children always love to have their faces painted.