Stage Makeup Workshop For Kids

A circus makeup workshop to transform children to future circus artists.
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45-60 mins
Family friendly
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What is more fun than learning how to do a circus makeup for kids? Even most of them don't have a particular dream in becoming a circus artist, it's still fun to play "circus" in full disguise. Make it easier for them to participate and let them express their colors and shape. After they put a makeup on, why not do a playful workshop to learn a few circus acts as well? If you are a circus artist and mother of children, this concept may be a way to give back to community or empower next generation of circus artists.

Key points:

  • Clearly describe what audiences should prepare and bring to the experience. Each item should be affordable, things parent can buy at a nearby pharmacy or dollar store, and give some alternative if it may be difficult to obtain.
  • Specify an appropriate age group for this experience in the project page.
  • This concept can also be adopted to an adult or pro artists.

Experiential Components

Here are a couple experiential components you can package to create this online live project.

Playful workshop
Live performance


Here is an example of how you can package this project into 45-60 mins experience.

10-15 mins


Opening note and introduction of your story to let audiences get to know you. Ask each audiences to make a short introduction and get to know each of them while waiting every guests to join.

Also, give a brief instruction of how to use Google Meet for audiences to participate the project (how to mute/unmute, pin the screen, open a chat screen, give an emoji, etc.)

15-20 mins

Makeup workshop

Now let's put a makeup on. Give A-B-C guidance for kids and parent to follow and try.

10 mins

Presentation of each makeup result

Let each audience present their unique makeup. Give feedback and praise for their creation.

10 mins

Playful circus act

Teach them a few simple and easy circus act they can try with the makeup on.

3-5 mins

Surprise! A real circus artist performance

Give a live performance to showcase your unique performance to inspire audiences.

10 mins


Ask audiences to leave a review for the experience and invite their friends to support your project.

How to set-up

Things to prepare:

  • Built-in camera (your laptop) or good quality webcam/Stand alone camera in a stable/fix position where it can capture the whole stage when you perform;
  • A screen where you can see and interact with audiences;
  • Space to perform

Key points:

  • Just set a mini stage where you have a camera and screen with a good internet connection.

Master Google Meet

  • Take a first 5-10 mins to let Guests in by clicking “accept” while using this time to do an introduction and warm up your audiences. Make sure everyone enters before a show starts.
  • Ask audiences to pin your screen, mute when you are performing (vice versa), or turn on their camera during activities or Q&A. Use this excuse to interact with audiences.
  • You can use tiled layout to see and interact with all audiences. Open a chat room as well to see their comments and reactions.
  • Are you performing at your home or training center where there is background noise? Use to cut noise for better user experience.

Make an experience flow seamless and engaging. What matters is not how sophisticated the show is but how the audiences enjoy and value the experience.  Tailor each project with clear target audiences in mind so that you can meet and exceed the expectation. Technical shit happens, but be always calm and entertainers as you are on stage.

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