Tulip® Body Art® For Birthday Parties, Festivals, Football Games, Halloween & More! {Giveaway}

Tulip Body Art Review

By Contributor Pamela Chan

When we received the Body Art face painting product by Tulip for a review, my first thought was “this is a party in a box”. The cover of the box includes closeups of the contents, a stencil and four finished face paintings. This gave me the idea that we should use the face painting as part of a birthday party. Since my family (including 4 year old twins) would be meeting family members for a birthday party, it seemed to be the perfect opportunity.

In the Box

The box contains the following products, with each item having it’s only space in a plastic insert. This helps to keep the products organized when you are finished using them.

  • 10 clear body crystals
  •  4 containers of glitter body paint (gold silver, red and teal)
  •  8 reusable vinyl stencil sheets
  •  5 face paints (fuchsia, teal, yellow, black and white pearl)
  •  1 applicator brush
  •  1 cosmetic brush
  •  1 round brush
  •  1 flat brush
  • instruction and inspiration booklet

On the back of the box you can see four photographs showing the application of a glitter tattoo, jewels and a stencil.

The fourteen stencils that are included are also shown. (See image above.) They include:

  • a penguin
  • stars
  • a shark
  • spider
  • butterfly
  • heart with arrow
  • stars in falling star pattern with musical note and guitar, which could be used together or separate
  • lightening bolt
  • dragon
  • a Sacred Heart (heart with crown); and,
  • two dice in flames.

Tulip Body Art

Our Experience

Since it has been over a decade since I’ve tried my hand at face painting, I was a little apprehensive about how the results would turn out. I had four children ranging in age from 4 to 11 who were keen to try the product, so I figured I would have the chance to perfect my skills. Since there are different types of product to apply (regular paint, glitter paint and gems) and four different stencils, each child ended up with his or her own unique results. You could also use the paints to branch out and draw your own designs free hand.

After reading the manual, I understood that you should apply a stencil, fill it in with the special glue, remove the stencil, apply the glitter and then brush the excess away. We tried this with the stars and found that the glitter globbed onto the glue and blurred out the shape of the star. This could be because the stars are smaller. The video below shows the suggested approach. To try something different, the next time we decided to apply the glitter to the glued areas before removing the stencil. After we applied the glitter we waited a minute or two before removing the stencil. It worked perfectly!


One child decided to use face paint for the owl and then to apply glitter to the eyelashes and nose. (See image above.) I would never have thought about applying the glitter so strategically. It turned out really well.

As shown on the back of the box, you can combine different colours when using a stencil such as the rainbow. You can also apply the jewels strategically to enhance the finished painting. The overall effect looks very pretty.

For my first effort, I painted the lightening bolt free hand. I got the impression from reading the instruction booklet that images such as the lightening bolt and the penguin are done without a stencil. On the back of the box, however, you do see that colour has been applied over the stencil. If you are a confident artist, don’t hesitate to do an image free hand. What we discovered is that you can do images such as the penguin with the stencil. After you have applied all of the paint colours, wait a minute or two before lifting off the stencil. If some of the paint smudges a little as the stencil comes up, use the smallest brush to touch up the painting. The face paint is goes a long way so you don’t need a lot to paint in a stencil. Make sure that your brush is damp (not soaking wet) and gradually apply the least amount of water necessary to make a slick, mud-like consistency.

The Product Was a Hit

I’ve seen other face painting products in stores and would recommend the Body Art product as a top choice. The stencils, different sizes of brushes, extra jewels and different types of paint offer many different options. It’s also a product that could be used with young children or by older teens and even adults. Older youth would enjoy creating more elaborate effects using the product. My preschool aged children enjoyed using the product with me and have repeatedly asked me to take try it again.


Win it: One lucky US/CAN reader will win a Tulip Body Art Kit! Enter to win via Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

Disclosure:  I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post.  All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

Pamela Chan lives in the Tri Cities area near Vancouver with her husband and four year old twins. They enjoy exploring cultural events and scenic local parks. On BCfamily.ca she writes about ideas that strengthen our communities and celebrate multiculturalism in British Columbia.

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91 responses to “Tulip® Body Art® For Birthday Parties, Festivals, Football Games, Halloween & More! {Giveaway}”

  1. Joy — October 31, 2013 @ 8:18 am (#)

    i have a 12 year old who would find lots of uses for this! Looks like a lot of fun!

  2. Deb Dorrington — October 31, 2013 @ 8:44 am (#)

    I would love to try this product because my kids love body art and this has a lot of stencils to choose from, love the glitter too!

  3. Kalea F — October 31, 2013 @ 12:09 pm (#)

    This sounds like a great idea for a birthday party. Seems easy enough to use and I bet the kids would love it.

  4. Nancy T — October 31, 2013 @ 12:14 pm (#)

    I would definitely love to try this out with my girls & their friends.

  5. Andrea S — October 31, 2013 @ 12:26 pm (#)

    Yes! I would love it for my daughter’s next bday party!

  6. Fan R @TeddyOutReady — October 31, 2013 @ 12:27 pm (#)

    I would you like to try a Tulip Body Art Kit to apply my creative ideas.

  7. Gemma — October 31, 2013 @ 12:33 pm (#)

    I’d like to try it for a fun addition to a birthday party.

  8. Maegan Morin — October 31, 2013 @ 12:53 pm (#)

    I would love to try it because it would be so much fun! I would be a hit at all the family gatherings and my kids would love it as well 😀

  9. melissa Resnick — October 31, 2013 @ 1:45 pm (#)

    this is so awesome me and my girls would have so much summer fun with these

  10. Jennifer Saarinen — October 31, 2013 @ 2:23 pm (#)

    I’d love to get this for when the girls have some friends over for a party. I love all the stencils. The kids would love it!

  11. GARRY S — October 31, 2013 @ 2:38 pm (#)

    grandchildren would enjoy it

  12. Ken Ohl — October 31, 2013 @ 2:51 pm (#)

    my niece would love this for her upcoming birthday party

  13. stacey dempsey — October 31, 2013 @ 3:16 pm (#)

    my daughter would have a ball with this with her friends it would have come in handy today on Halloween

  14. margaux retrophiliac — October 31, 2013 @ 3:49 pm (#)

    the colours, the possibilities— i think it would just be a lot of fun

  15. Christina Ferguson — October 31, 2013 @ 4:17 pm (#)

    I help run a B&B and we have numerous families stay. This would be a great kit to have on hand to entertain them when they get bored. I am not very artistic so I love the stencils so I can give them something to wear other than stick men. The glitter just gives them that more pizzazz. Awesome kit.

  16. Beth — October 31, 2013 @ 6:09 pm (#)

    My son loves tattoos!

  17. Megan Willis — October 31, 2013 @ 7:09 pm (#)

    I would love to try it for my daughters birthday party!

  18. charityk — October 31, 2013 @ 7:50 pm (#)

    i love that it comes with everything you need. lots of stencils , colours and brushes

  19. Alison K — October 31, 2013 @ 8:10 pm (#)

    Based on the review, I would like to try a Tulip Body Art Kit in order to bring more creativity into the lives of the little ones.

  20. harriet — October 31, 2013 @ 8:31 pm (#)

    I could use it for tons of things. we’re festival family

  21. Shan H — November 1, 2013 @ 12:03 am (#)

    Sounds perfect for my daughter’s birthday party

  22. Carol Denny — November 1, 2013 @ 4:32 am (#)

    The kids to have their face painted

  23. C. Lee Reed — November 1, 2013 @ 6:47 am (#)

    My daughter spends hours decorating her face, body and the walls. I’d love for her to try this on her next hula hoop event.

  24. Ann Fantom — November 1, 2013 @ 8:07 am (#)

    I would like to try the Tulip Body Art Kit because my daughter and her friends love temporary tatoos

  25. angela m — November 1, 2013 @ 8:59 am (#)

    I would love to try it because I have two little girls that would have so much fun with it

  26. ETsuchiya — November 1, 2013 @ 9:50 am (#)

    Love Tulip art products!

  27. Darlene Carbajal — November 1, 2013 @ 11:23 am (#)

    I would like to win because I love messing with makeup and paint. 🙂

  28. lori b — November 1, 2013 @ 2:53 pm (#)

    this would be so fun with my nieces or nephews

  29. Holly Kennedy — November 1, 2013 @ 3:59 pm (#)

    This would be so much fun to do with my niece.

  30. Michele Behlen — November 1, 2013 @ 4:20 pm (#)

    My granddaughter would love this, She and her friends would have a lot of fun with it.

  31. nicolthepickle — November 1, 2013 @ 4:51 pm (#)

    I think it would be such a neat way to try cool things. I bet my kids would love it.

  32. Karen Hanlon — November 1, 2013 @ 5:29 pm (#)

    My grandchildren would love it, if I won this Tulip Body Art Kit.

  33. Elizabeth Matthiesen — November 1, 2013 @ 5:40 pm (#)

    My grandchildren love having their faces painted when we go to a festival so this would be great to able to this at home. I think I’d leave it to their parents to do the painting though. I thought your efforts turned out really well.

  34. Wanda Bergman — November 1, 2013 @ 5:56 pm (#)

    Because it looks soo fun and I like the fact that the paint goes a long way so it won’t just get used up so quickly.

  35. Cindy B. — November 1, 2013 @ 6:30 pm (#)

    My daughter would love this!

  36. Wendy R. — November 1, 2013 @ 9:10 pm (#)

    My daughter loves to do face painting!

  37. Amanda Alvarado — November 1, 2013 @ 9:45 pm (#)

    Dd love face/body art so this would be perfect to use on her!

  38. michelle tremblett — November 2, 2013 @ 5:53 am (#)

    I love that it comes with so many stencil ! endless creativity, My daughters birthday is in December, would be awesome for her birthday party 🙂

  39. natasha severson — November 2, 2013 @ 7:48 am (#)

    bbecause i know it would be safe for my girls to play with!!

  40. Diana Huffer — November 2, 2013 @ 8:06 am (#)

    My granddaughter would have a ball with this! Not to mention the fact that I would love to wear the butterfly one! 🙂

  41. Leah Lucas — November 2, 2013 @ 4:21 pm (#)

    I enjoy face painting just for the fun of it so this would be perfect!

  42. Stephen — November 2, 2013 @ 8:38 pm (#)

    I’d like to try it on my wife!

  43. danielle thorne — November 3, 2013 @ 3:59 am (#)

    I always wanted something like this when I was younger. it’s so fun just to play with body paint and have a temp tattoo. this looks like something where you could really get a pro look with only basic skills. what a great kit.

  44. Andrina G — November 3, 2013 @ 12:24 pm (#)

    I want to try it for my niece. She had some done at the fair and really liked it.

  45. Ashley T. — November 3, 2013 @ 4:56 pm (#)

    I love doing crafty stuff like this , I know that kits like this tend to be more difficult than you assume. I want to try though !

  46. Terry K — November 4, 2013 @ 9:40 am (#)

    My granddaughter’s love to apply body art. This particular kit provides a lot of varieties with stencils and colors. Would love to have it for the girls.

  47. Anna St — November 4, 2013 @ 11:08 am (#)

    I would love to try this product! Looks really cool

  48. Sarah @ Living As We — November 4, 2013 @ 4:50 pm (#)

    I like that it comes with stencils…freehand body art would be one thing, but having stencils makes it a bit easier 🙂

  49. Julie G. — November 4, 2013 @ 6:05 pm (#)

    I think it would be a perfect birthday party activity.

  50. nikki robak — November 4, 2013 @ 6:21 pm (#)

    I have grandchildren who would love this

  51. liz joslin milam — November 4, 2013 @ 8:05 pm (#)

    I love that this kit gives you more options on designs.

  52. aarone — November 4, 2013 @ 11:08 pm (#)

    It would be cool to have for parties and going out dancing!

  53. JLin — November 5, 2013 @ 5:58 am (#)

    My daughter would love it

  54. andie — November 5, 2013 @ 12:33 pm (#)

    Looks like something fun to do – esp. with the kids.

  55. ue — November 5, 2013 @ 5:39 pm (#)

    I really think this is cool! I love that you have the stencils, easy for younger kids to be able to enjoy this. I like the glue and glitter, good idea! This would be perfect for my little grand daughter, she is turning 6 on Friday!

  56. roger simmons — November 5, 2013 @ 8:52 pm (#)

    This would be for my Artsy daughter who is the crafty person.

  57. Viv Sluys — November 6, 2013 @ 12:32 pm (#)

    I’d like to win because my daughters love doing body art but the supplies we have are not very usable (basic dollar store face paints). This summer a lady did body art that was incredible and she had a huge kit with the stuff you have above (not sure of the brand but the same style of stuff). I think it is great that this set comes with stencils so people like me who aren’t awesome at free handing can still do cute body art.

  58. Kimberley Graham — November 6, 2013 @ 5:51 pm (#)

    I have nieces and nephews who I do alot of arts and crafts with…I’m sure they would love this….

  59. joe — November 6, 2013 @ 9:59 pm (#)

    looks like fun

  60. jan — November 7, 2013 @ 2:52 pm (#)

    my nieces would love to do this at their birthday parties

  61. Kim — November 7, 2013 @ 3:57 pm (#)

    my nieces would love this

  62. Kimberly Schotz — November 7, 2013 @ 5:46 pm (#)

    My granddaughter would love this. She loves having her face painted and I know she would have fun creating her own body art.

  63. Jes — November 7, 2013 @ 8:10 pm (#)

    My kids would have so much fun with this!

  64. Denise Elliott — November 7, 2013 @ 11:31 pm (#)

    My daughter loves doing things like this She would love this set.

  65. Toni Marie Caravello Feimer — November 8, 2013 @ 6:00 am (#)

    I love that there are 14 stencils including a penguin. My daughter loves to get her face painted, this seems like something fun to do for sleepovers or winter days inside. Thanks

  66. Debbie S. — November 8, 2013 @ 7:31 am (#)

    Looks like a great project and something we can do,! We don’t have to be an artist! I’d have fun with this with my grandchild!

  67. Angela Mitchell — November 8, 2013 @ 3:06 pm (#)

    I’d love this for Halloween and for face painting for birthday parties.

  68. missbobloblaw — November 9, 2013 @ 10:01 am (#)

    I’d love to try a kit! The owl stencil is so cute! 🙂

  69. Tina L. — November 9, 2013 @ 12:50 pm (#)

    This sound like a lot of fun. The kids will love it and who doesn’t like face painting.

  70. Eric D — November 9, 2013 @ 1:42 pm (#)

    I love this product

  71. tina reynolds — November 9, 2013 @ 8:46 pm (#)

    my daughter carly would love this she loves playing dress up getting her face painted

  72. Kristen — November 10, 2013 @ 2:59 pm (#)

    This sounds like a fun thing to add to the box next time we bring goodies to the families at our local Ronald McDonald House.

  73. julie clement — November 10, 2013 @ 7:02 pm (#)

    My daughter loves getting fake tattoos with me and this would be a great alternative to the usual ones.

  74. Helisa D — November 11, 2013 @ 10:49 pm (#)

    My daughter has a birthday coming up in December and this would be a lot of fun to try!

  75. Karine — November 12, 2013 @ 3:56 pm (#)

    I love to do costume makeup! Would love to paint my nephew as Ironman

  76. April Yedinak — November 13, 2013 @ 12:03 pm (#)

    I would like to try it because it comes with stencils and I am not very artistic on my own.

  77. Kim Tanti — November 17, 2013 @ 7:03 am (#)

    My daughter likes to do the body art but we use my makeup so the kit would be great.

  78. Melissa AVey — November 17, 2013 @ 12:29 pm (#)

    the kids would love it!

  79. Juliee Fitze — November 20, 2013 @ 7:53 am (#)

    I would like freak my family out. They would love it.

  80. Brando — November 21, 2013 @ 11:59 am (#)

    my little cousin would get a kick outta this!

  81. Amy C — November 22, 2013 @ 10:49 pm (#)

    It looks like it would be fun

  82. Shannon — November 24, 2013 @ 7:05 pm (#)

    I am NOT an artist, so I like that you can use stencils!

  83. Nina Bergeron — November 24, 2013 @ 9:19 pm (#)

    I would like to try it because it looks great! and washes off. The stencils are a great idea since I’m not good at drawing!

  84. Jayne Cameron — November 26, 2013 @ 4:21 pm (#)

    My daughter and her friends would Love this.

  85. mercedes — November 29, 2013 @ 5:03 am (#)

    i would paint my body and dance in the snow

  86. Rebecca Peters — November 29, 2013 @ 8:27 am (#)

    I would like to win because this looks like something my kids would love

  87. lace — November 29, 2013 @ 8:48 pm (#)

    I’ve tried something similiar and it was really fun. My nieces would love these!

  88. Midge — November 30, 2013 @ 11:01 am (#)

    looks like it make getting ready for a party easy peezy. Awesome!

  89. SueSueper — November 30, 2013 @ 11:56 am (#)

    I would like to try it because I know my daughter would simply love it. 🙂

  90. Sharon Silljer — November 30, 2013 @ 6:44 pm (#)

    This looks fantastic!!! I could have a lot of fun with it!!!

  91. Michelle Tucker — November 30, 2013 @ 10:11 pm (#)

    I’d like to try it because I think my niece would get hours of enjoyment painting on people. 🙂

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