VIDEO, GALLERY: Immersed in sea of cheer at Fun4Kids

A WHOPPING 700 children are getting their face painted by the Colour Angel and her crew at Fun4Kids each day.

The team of five face painters have worked tirelessly each day of the festival and have painted some special requests on smiling faces.

The solar system, sea horses and zombies are among the designs, as well as the always-popular butterflies and rainbows.

Families wait in queues for up to an hour to have the paint professionally applied.

For the not so patient there is the option of DIY, with paint pots and brushes available for brave parents to have a go.

Yesterday's highlight festival performer was Justine Clarke, from Play School.

She delighted young fans with a meet and greet session and also performed two fun-filled sets on the main festival stage.

Television presenter Liv Phyland was also popular with the kids.

Well known for her hosting duties on children's station ABC 3, Phyland said the show had given her plenty of opportunities to tick off items on her bucket list.

Phyland has been sky diving, BMX bungee jumping and shark diving as part of a segment called Liv on the Edge.

The 23-year-old from Melbourne will finish her MC duties today.

Pineapple muffins were on the menu in the kids' kitchen. Young chefs followed a simple recipe to create the tasty treats.

While the muffins were baking in the oven, children pedalled fast on a smoothie bike to blend a milkshake.

At the demo stage children lined up to participate in sword fighting, hip hop classes and belly dancing.

A quiet area has been set up for babies, with simple decorations, and the craft area was also a hit.

Bubble painting and creating slime was on offer, with kids playing in goop up to their elbows.

For children or parents who get separated, the trusty scarecrows help families to reunite.

The distinctive scarecrows carry blackboards around the festival site with the names of children who are lost.

rhoulihan@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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