Body Art &

Costume tent

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Explore stunning sights and spectacles created by festival artists and body painters

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All festival goers:

N.B. links to YouTube


Emily Wood from

Cabasa Carnival Arts

Body painting demos

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Junior festival goers:

Create a festival face design that you would like to wear using this face template:

Older festival goers:

Create a full costume for a festival goer using these body and welly templates (and face template above):

Junior festival goers:

  • Look at these beautiful festival face painting ideas Here 

  • Check out these realistic hand paintings – how many animals can you spot? Here

N.B. links to YouTube


Older festival goers:


  • Take a look at these masks from different parts of the world Here

  • Watch this great short masked theatre clip by VAMOS theatre company Here

  • Is it OK to wear items from a different culture i.e. henna tattoo at a festival, or is that cultural appropriation?  What does cultural appropriation mean – explore Here and Here

N.B. links to YouTube

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  • Look at the make up design for WICKED the musical Here

  • Check out special effects make up Here

  • Listen to these costume designers talk about their jobs Here and Here

  • Find out about the job of a make up artist Here and Here 


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Please make sure you stay physically safe when doing any of the activities, and check with an adult before starting, as Artslink can't accept liability for any damage to yourself or property!