Face Painting


    Monkey Face Productions was founded in 1997 and is privately owned. Monkey Face Productions has participated in over 150 events in and around central Iowa, including festivals, corporate events, private parties, sporting events, seasonal parties and non-profit fundraising events. Our artist provides quality designs and custom artwork for any event, anywhere in central Iowa.

    Monkey Face Productions has grown into a well-known organization providing quality designs and fun for both adults and children alike. Our artist takes pride in providing each individual a design that fits their desire, using the highest quality paint, giving both the artist and the recipient a customized look and face to remember forever.

    And you can count on Monkey Face Productions to provide a reliable, punctual and friendly environment at any event we attend. Find out more how you can book one of our group packages at your next event or contact us directly for more information about our services. We encourage you to visit our frequently asked questions to see if your question has already been addressed. We look forward to attending your next event!

    Learn more about what people have to say about our services.

    To view a list of individuals and organizations who support our services, click here.



    Monkey Face Productions makes certain your face painting experience is a positive one by using hypoallergenic, water-based paints that easily wash off with soap and water. Add some sparkle with our non-metallic glitter and give your artwork that special sparkle!

    Monkey Face Productions uses FDA approved, hypoallergenic, water based cosmetic face paints that are perfect for all *skin types and provide an array of color and styles to suit your specific needs. Products are purchased from well-known face painting manufacturers such as, Kryolan, Snazaroo, Paradise and Wolfe Brothers. Glitter paints are non-metallic and all paints easily wash off with soap and water to provide a safe and healthy way for you to enjoy the wonderful world of face painting without damaging your skin.

    We practice the safest health standards providing each "subject" their own sponge and all brushes are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after every event. We do not do face painting on children under the age of 4 years old but can easily paint designs on their hands, knees or even do temporary tattoos.

    *Artwork will not be performed on skin with open sores, severe acne, people with colds or unhealed scars.

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    Please review our frequently asked questions to see if your question(s) have already been answered. If you do not find your answer here, feel free to contact us via email or contact us directly.

    What types of events do you do?
    We do birthday parties, Holiday parties, picnics, festivals, family reunions, fundraisers and school functions.  We can customize our talents to fit almost any event.

    Do you do any party planning, or take care of the rest of the party?
    For an additional fee we can design an entire party to include games, decorations and fun activities to keep children busy and happy.

    If my event is cancelled can I receive a refund?
    You may cancel your booking up to 10 days before the event where you will receive a full refund, including your deposit. Cancellations 10 days or closer to your event will NOT RECEIVE a refund unless the event is cancelled due to bad weather or other natural disasters out of a human beings control

    Do you have references?
    References are available upon request.

    What ages do you paint?
    Ages 4 years to adult.  We take great care to adjust our techniques to fit the age of the child or adult we are painting.  Small children don't sit still for very long so we paint hands or knees and avoid painting their face.  Older children appreciate the more complicated designs.  Most of our designs can be done in under 3 minutes.  For teens or adults we can do more complicated full face designs that can take up to an hour to complete.  For children who do not want painted we can do temporary tattoos that will last up to 3 or 4 days.

    What types of designs do you paint?
    We do cheek art, partial face, full face, hands, arms, and knees. The design and the location of the design are geared toward the age and desire of the person being painted.  All of our designs are free hand.  Our designs can be tailored to fit the "theme" of your party or event.  We have designs geared towards boys, girls or both.  For sporting events we can do the logos of the teams and bring paints that match the colors of the teams.  We also keep in mind the venue of the party or event.  If it is an outdoor event in the heat of summer cheek art is more appropriate since sweating can cause paint to run down faces.

    How much do you charge for an event?
    Standard pricing is based on an hourly fee and with an additional fee for each additional hour.
    Payment is accepted by cash or check.  Tipping is not expected or allowed.

    Do you ever give discounts or negotiate prices?
    We will negotiate price for school fundraisers and/or certain 5013(c) non-profits. Non-profits must provide us with their Federal Tax ID # and proof of non-profit status.

    Do you offer Gift Certificates?
    You bet! Gift certificates can be purchased online via payal or by sending a check or money order directly to:

    Monkey Face Productions
    PO Box 312
    Des Moines, Iowa 50302

    How far in advance do I need to book you?
    To provide you with the quality and professional service you deserve we ask that you book your event with us a minimum of 10 days in advance. We have fulfilled, however, last minute requests due to cancellations. Simply call for a price quote on last minute substitutions.

    What cities do you work in?
    In and around the central Iowa area within a 60 mile radius of the Des Moines area. There are rare occasions where we have been asked to to do other events outside central Iowa. Prices increase for bookings outside this area to cover transportation costs and services are provided based on the availability of the artist.

    Do you work Sundays or Holidays?
    We are available Sundays and for all Holidays except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

    What if it rains the day of my party?
    If your party is cancelled do to natural causes and or weather we will either rebook or refund your money.

    Do I need to provide anything for you like a table and chairs, or shade?
    For outdoor parties we need a shady area to work.  For indoor we just need good lighting.  We can provide our own table and chairs at an additional cost depending on what type of event you book with us.

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    Monkey Face Productions is based in Urbandale, Iowa and provides face painting services all over central Iowa.

    Monkey Face Productions
    PO Box 312
    Des Moines, Iowa 50302
    Telephone: 515.480.1317
    Email: MonkeyFace9327@aol.com

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    Below is a list of some of the corporate events Monkey Face Productions has participated in. If we have provided services for you and you would like to be added to our list, please click here.

    • American Heart Association
    • Bankers Trust Company - I'll Make Me a World in Iowa
    • Boone, Iowa Pufferbilly Days
    • Carpet One & Orchard Place Peddle for A Purpose
    • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Iowa Walk A Thon
    • Iowa Latino Heritage Festival
    • Iowa Latino Heritage Festival on behalf of Bankers Trust Company
    • Olmstead Elementary School Fun Night
    • Pedal For A Purpose Charity Event
    • Petco Foundation, Jordan Creek Towne Center - Spring A Pet Fundraiser
    • Petco Foundation,Jordan Creek Towne Center - Tree of Hope Fundraiser
    • Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue Fundraising Events
    • Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue -Furrball Festival
    • Rolling Green Elementary Fun Days
    • Urbandale Community Action Council Film Night
    • Urbandale Fall Festival - Make Me A World
    • Urbandale Fire Department Chili Cook Off
    • Urbandale Public Schools - Sports Event
    • Valley West Mall Community Day Event
    • Waukee Fall Festival on behalf of Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue
    • Younkers Community Day, Valley West Mall
    • Younkers Community Day, Jordan Creek Town Center

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    Below are organizations that support Monkey Face Productions providing us with the opportunity to be Iowa's leading face painting service.

    Many individuals and organizations have helped make face-painting a fanciful event at parties, fairs, festivals and corporate events through sponsoring, advertising and the good old fashioned "word of mouth". Please support those who support us.

    Bankers Trust Company
    Magic Star Productions

    Performance Media Solutions
    Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue

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    We thank those individuals and organizations who have enjoyed our services and encourage them to spread the word. If you would like to submit a testimonial regarding our services please click here.
    "We wanted to say a special thanks for participating at our festival. Your artistry was not only beautiful, but also provided a wide-range of fun for the kids. We look forward to having you back again next year."
    ~The Asian Festival

    "Thank you for participating in our fundraising event, The Furrball Festival. Monkey Face Productions was a phenomenal addition to this event and a key player in helping us reach our fundraising goal for the day! The children especially enjoyed your booth proudly displaying their choice of design for all to see. We look forward to working with you on future projects."

    ~Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue
    "I just wanted to say thank you for participating in the Tree of Hope program for Petco Foundations. As you know, your participation in this event enables us to provide funding for participating animal shelters offering them the support they need to save lives. We look forward to working with you next year!"
    ~Petco, Jordan Creek Towne Center

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The following organizations help make Monkey Face Productions possible. Please support those... who support us!

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Monkey Face Productions
PO Box 312 • Des Moines, IA 50302
Telephone: 515.480.1317
Email: monkeyface9327@aol.com

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