Get creative with your Halloween face paint and help transform the kids this Halloween! It might just be the easiest way to add some extra oomph to your costume.
Halloween is just around the corner (can you believe it’s that time of the year again?)! If you’ve left things until the last minute or are still desperately looking through your phone for some Halloween face paint inspiration, then look no further. Jesa from face painting company “Face Slap!” paid a visit to the Sassy Mama office to help create four DIY-Halloween looks for the littlest members of our team. Here are her step-by-step instructions for you to follow along at home. Have fun painting!
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Halloween Face Paint — Spider
This look only requires black and white face paint- so is perfect if you have limited colours in your kit. You’ll also need a sponge and a small brush. Always remember to rinse your brush with water before switching colours to prevent them from mixing.
- Begin by creating the spider’s web. Wet your white paint with water from a spray bottle and use a small tapered brush to swirl and mix the paint and water together. Once you have a smooth consistency, use the brush to draw diagonal lines from the temple to the cheek.
- Repeat three more times, with each new line equidistant from each other.
- With the same brush and white paint, create backward letter “Cs” in between the diagonal lines. And there you have your web!
- Next, clean your brush and use it to pick up some black paint to begin the outline of the spiders. First, draw an oval on the cheek with enough distance from the web. Repeat ovals on the other cheek or wherever you prefer. You can get creative by alternating the size and number of spiders you draw!
- Fill in the ovals with the black paint and use quick outward flicking motions around the edges to give the spider some fuzz. Just remember to leave some space at the top centre for you to add eyes later.
- Add eight pointed legs to each body.
- For the face of the spider, use white paint to draw two circles on top of each body – these will be the eyes. Then, once this paint is dry, use some black to draw on smaller circles for the iris. Then outline the eyes and add some eyebrows.
- Complete the look with small white lines for the mouth and fangs!
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Halloween Face Paint — Zombie
For this look, you’ll need a sponge, a small brush and some green, brown, red, purple, black and white paint.
- Start with the base by picking up some green paint on your brush. Then outline an oval across the top half of the face to form the zombie’s head.
- Fill in the outline, using the same colour, with your sponge.
- To give the zombie a slightly muddy look, clean your sponge and dab it into some brown paint. Wipe the excess colour off on a towel and add several spots onto the face. Repeat these steps using the colour purple.
- Then use your brush, and the same purple colour, to give your zombie some bags under its eyes.
- Now mix some red and white paint together to create a pink colour, and use this to paint a cloud-like shape (this will be its brain) anywhere on top of the zombie’s head.
- Then use your small brush and some red and black paint to create little scar stitches along the face, by drawing one long line with a few short lines across it. Also, use the small brush and black paint to outline everything and add some detail to the brain.
- To clean up the look, continue to use the small brush to draw on some angry eyebrows. Don’t forget the mouth, which sits on the nose (so that your kids can still eat Halloween gummies without messing up their look!), by drawing on a frown and using white paint to create some crooked teeth!
Halloween Face Paint — Sugar Skull
You can use any colours you choose for this look – we used red, yellow, white, blue and black. Again you’ll need a sponge and a small brush, plus a slightly thicker, tapered brush.
- Begin by outlining the eye socket with yellow. Don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be a perfect circle – start from the inner brow, drawing diagonally upwards (following the shape of your kid’s eyebrows). At the end of the eyebrows, draw around the outer socket and then curve into the inner corner of the eye, before finally drawing upwards to close the outline of the socket.
- Repeat on the other side by mirroring this method. Then use your sponge to paint the whole face white (outside the eye sockets).
- Now it’s time to create some flower petals around the eye, so load up your denser, tapered brush with red paint and dip the tip into a darker colour like black. Now you have a brush with two colours.
- Test this next step on your arm to practice first! Start lightly from the tip of the brush (placing it along the yellow socket outline) and gradually push down until your brush is flat. This will create a petal shape! Repeat this step all along the yellow outline around both eye sockets.
- Next, decorate the white space on the forehead and cheeks. For the forehead we made spiderwebs (using the same technique as in the spider look above), except begin the webs from the top centre of the hairline, drawing straight down to a middle point above the eyebrows. Draw five of these lines in black to meet at the same mid-point and then repeat with blue, before drawing upward facing “Cs” in between the gaps
- Now using your small brush and black paint, start from one corner of the mouth and draw a line curving slightly upwards. Repeat on other side and add a few short paint strokes across, leaving some space in between to mimic skull teeth.
- Add some black nostrils to the bridge of the nose and drawa half flower on the chin (we used blue for this and outlined in black). Finish off the look with some red face paint or lipstick on the lips!
Halloween Face Paint — Half Skull
You’ll just need some white and black paint for this look, as well as your sponge and a small brush.
- Begin by outlining the skull shape (as in the photo below). With white paint on your brush, draw a line across starting from the front forehead, then curve slightly inwards at the temple and outwards again at the cheekbones (like a “C” shape). Continue the line back across the check to reach the nose and down to meet the corner of the upper lip. That’s the hardest part done! You can easily erase any mistakes with a wet towel if needed.
- Then mix together some white paint with a little bit of black to make grey. Use this to lightly outline the eye socket, and fill in with your sponge.
- Clean your sponge before dipping into the white paint and filling in the rest of the skull shape.
- Create a nasal hole with your brush and some black paint, drawing on a teardrop shape.
- Now you just need to outline the skull with black (i.e. the outer skull, eye sockets and teeth).
- Make your skull look a little more scary by drawing on browbones that look like diagonal “S” shapes, right above the eye sockets and your child’s natural eyebrows.
- To add some extra detail, add on cracks wherever you please! Just create messy jagged lines that look like roots.
- You can easily turn this into a full skull look by mirroring the above steps on the other side.
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All images courtesy of Sassy Media Group.
- Add water, cornstarch, flour and lotion to a bowl.
- Mix together ingredients and make sure the paint consistency is to your liking. If you want to thicken, add more cornstarch. To thin out the mixture, add water.
- Add food coloring.
- Store in an airtight container.
Butterfly Face Paint Idea. Butterflies are one of the fastest and easiest face paint designs you can make, and there can literally be thousands of different variations! Great for girls, boys, and adults alike, a butterfly face paint design is always a winner!What can I paint my face as for Halloween? ›
Face Painting Tweedy Bird, Dinosaur, dog, Tiger, shark, Batman, Pig, Tribal, Devil, Alligator, Spiderman, Eyes on Eyes, Turtle, Rooster, Pumpkin, Skull with Bones, Pretty Design, Monster, Crown…How can I make my face white for Halloween? ›
The simplest way to do this is by using a foundation or concealer that is three to four shades lighter than your skin tone. For those with fair to medium skin tones, find a foundation or concealer that also has the opposite undertone to your skin.Can you use lipstick as face paint? ›
Treat a frosted lipstick like a highlight stick and swipe it anywhere you'd normally highlight - your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, your cupid's bow, under your eyebrow arch, and the tip of your chin. Blend and you'll be all set and glowy.What else can you use instead of face paint? ›
Shortening and Cornstarch
Steps: Mix two parts cornstarch with one part vegetable shortening, which yields a homemade white face paint perfect for clown faces. Alternatively, color it with washable paint or food coloring.
It is never a good idea to use any paint on your face or skin unless it has been specifically created for that purpose. This means that acrylic paints are a poor choice for skin application, mostly due to the toxic ingredients that many of them contain, including lead and formaldehyde.Which paint is easy for beginners? ›
Acrylic is typically the easiest for beginners, while watercolor is the hardest. However, if you hate working with acrylic, don't force yourself to paint it just because it's easier.Can you apply face paint with fingers? ›
Face Painting Tools. You can apply the FAS Professional Face Paint with fingers, sponge or a brush directly from the jar. Professional face painters always have plenty of water, brushes, sponges, clean towels, tissues or wipes, mixing pots or palette, a mirror, book of face painting designs that they paint.Can you use colored pencils as face paint? ›
If you purchase an inexpensive set of Watercolor Colored Pencils you can use them for face paint simply by dipping the tips in a little water before drawing.
Only use crayons specifically marked as face painting crayons. Do not attempt to use traditional crayons, colored pencils or pastels to paint faces.How can I make my skin white easily? ›
- Eat Nutritious Food. The first and foremost factor that defines a healthy, glowing skin is your nutritious intake of food. ...
- Drink Plenty Of Water. ...
- Use Sunscreen. ...
- Sleep Well. ...
- Routine Cleansing Detox. ...
- Nourishing Night Creams. ...
- Relaxing Oil Massage.
- Lemon. Fresh lemon juice lightens dark spots and blemishes.
- Milk. Mix 1 teaspoon each of honey and milk, and apply the paste over your face and neck.
- Turmeric. ...
- Egg Pack. ...
- Tomato. ...
- Hot Oil Body Massage. ...
- Yogurt Pack. ...
- Fruit Pack.
To make your own face paint, first mix equal parts cornstarch and face lotion in a bowl for the paint base. Then, add 1/2 teaspoon (2 1/2 mL) of vegetable oil to the bowl. Scoop up a spoonful of the mixture and put it in a bowl or cup. Fill a separate cup or bowl for each color you want to make.Can you use eyeliner as face paint? ›
All you need to do is prep your skin, apply foundation and add a little bit of mascara – everything else can be achieved with your eyeliner.What can I mix with eyeshadow to make face paint? ›
Scrape the eye shadow little by little using a small brush. Pour it on top of the vaseline and mix them together until you create the color you are looking for.Can you paint your face with nail polish? ›
Reasons Why Nail Polish Is Bad For Your Skin
Nail polish also really dries your skin out and makes it dehydrated, particularly your cuticles. Nail polish can also cause skin irritation and itchiness for some people, and in the worst case, it can cause an allergic reaction if it comes into contact with your skin.
Face paint will stay on until you wash it off under normal circumstances. Always remove paint before going to bed.Can you use makeup instead of face paint? ›
Since makeup is designed for everyday use, you can use makeup as face paint, but we don't suggest using face paint as makeup every day.How do you make face paint for skin? ›
Prep Your Skin
Face and body paint are applied best to skin that's been well-prepped, AKA exfoliated and moisturized. For the face, start with a scrub that's gentle and designed for facial skin, which is more delicate than the rest of the skin on your body. Then follow up with a light moisturizer.
- Temporary Wallpaper. ...
- DIY wall design using Masking Tape. ...
- Hanging Art/Photos. ...
- Wall Decals. ...
- Tile Transfers. ...
- Stretched Fabric & Tapestries. ...
- Shelves. ...
- Bamboo blinds.
The simple and quick answer is NO. Acrylics, tempera, oil paints, spray paint, house paint, watercolors, etc., are not designed to be used on the body and hence are not safe.What paint can I use on skin? ›
Which paint is used as body paint? The water-based paints are the best ones as they are non-toxic, safe for kids and can be washed easily after use. However, you could always choose from water-based, metallic, or alcohol-based paints.Which paint is used for face art? ›
Paraffin Wax face paints usually have a clay-like consistency and can be activated using water. Many professional face painters like to work with paraffin wax-based face paints because they dry quickly, provide very good coverage and allow painters to create very intricate details.How do I make my own skin paint? ›
Start by mixing equal portions of yellow, red, and blue. Now, you can use white, yellow, or both to lighten this color. With light skin tones, you can add quite a significant amount of white. Adding red or yellow in various proportions will create more of a “tan” or “blush”.How do I make Rose paint? ›
All you need to do is pour boiling water over petals, stir them to release the colour, then choose if you'd like to alter the pH with an acid or alkali. Then paint! It's that easy.What's the easiest thing to paint? ›
- Watercolor Watermelon. Fruits are great starting points for beginner artists. ...
- Gouache Teacups. Teacups are a good lesson in symmetry and perspective. ...
- Coffee Penguin. ...
- Basil Leaves. ...
- Watercolor Fashion Sketches. ...
- Pop Art. ...
- Simple Landscapes. ...
- The Night Sky.
Acrylic paint is pretty easy to work with, making it a great option for beginners. We use acrylic paint because it dries very quickly. For at-home painting, watercolor paint is also a beginner-friendly paint that is convenient and easy to clean up.How do you make face paint with crayons? ›
Add 2 teaspoons vegetable oil to the melted crayon and stir. Add body glitter if desired. Pour the crayon/oil mixture into the tiny container. Use your finger to apply.Can I use kids paint as face paint? ›
Using washable paint instead of natural food coloring creates solid colors that won't stain clothes — or your face. Most are nontoxic and, when diluted, are safe to use on skin. Just remember to avoid using around the eye and mouth areas.
Use only water-soluble, non-toxic, FDA approved face paints made for kids. Child grade face paints are usually dermatologist and toxicologist tested, however I recommend doing a small test on your child's arm or torso for any reactions before fully face or body painting.Can you make homemade face paint? ›
To make your own face paint, first mix equal parts cornstarch and face lotion in a bowl for the paint base. Then, add 1/2 teaspoon (2 1/2 mL) of vegetable oil to the bowl. Scoop up a spoonful of the mixture and put it in a bowl or cup. Fill a separate cup or bowl for each color you want to make.How do you make homemade face paint for kids? ›
- Combine 3 teaspoons of cornstarch with 1½ teaspoons of water in a small container.
- Stir in 1½ teaspoons of cold cream. If the mixture is too soupy, add a little more cornstarch.
- Stir in a few drops of natural food color. ...
- Apply the face paint with your finger or a cotton swab.
2. Scrape the eye shadow little by little using a small brush. Pour it on top of the vaseline and mix them together until you create the color you are looking for.What can I use to paint my kids face? ›
Cake paints: These are the most common and they come in individual colors or multi-color palettes. They are easy to use — you just add some water, mix, and use a sponge or brush to apply to your children's faces.Can I use crayons as face paint? ›
Use water colour crayons
While water colour crayons aren't technically for face painting, they work great, are hypoallergenic and are non-toxic. Also, water colour crayon creations last longer than regular face paint designs and produce highly saturated, amazing colour results.
Face painting crayons are non-toxic, kid-friendly face paints used to quickly apply theatrical and costume makeup. Similar to lipstick and eyeliner, face painting crayons have a soft consistency and may be applied directly to the face, eliminating the need for separate brushes and sponges.Can you paint face with eyeliner? ›
You'll want liquid eyeliner (we like Eyeko Black Magic Eyeliner) drawn directly onto your facial lines. Then use a white pencil liner to cover your face in those classic comic-book worthy dots. Finish up with a red lip lined in black.How do you make face paint out of crayons? ›
Add 2 teaspoons vegetable oil to the melted crayon and stir. Add body glitter if desired. Pour the crayon/oil mixture into the tiny container. Use your finger to apply.