Halloween Face Painting Ideas That Your Kids Will Enjoy

By Hollie Copeland

It is a fact that young children and grown ups love to celebrate Halloween; it is a day when all the family members enjoy the whole day together. Face-painting is an essential part of Halloween – without it Halloween seems incomplete.

If you’re confused about Halloween face paint design ideas for your child, here are a few Halloween face paint design ideas and designs that you can easily create with the help of few basic materials and creative touches.

Pumpkin Face Paint Design

The Pumpkin face is one of the easiest of ideas; face of the child can be colored with bright orange including the eyes and nose, which can be made pointed by using black color. Ridges and outlines can be made highlighted with white color or light grey.

Mixed colors of orange can also be applied on cheekbones and outline can be made with different shapes. A pumpkin face may be best for your child, as this type of face-paint design looks great with Halloween dresses. Besides, it is the traditional face-paint idea loved by all children as it makes them look cute and adorable.

Vampire Face Paint Design

A Vampire face idea is another simple idea that might delight vampire-move obsessed teenagers nowadays. First of all you need to paint your child’s entire face white. Then you’ll simply make black circles below the eyes and add red color around lips or mouth.

If you want to add a little more effect then buy some plastic fangs  and paint them red. Go to any costume shop, get some black cape and pants and your child will be ready for Halloween.

Halloween Face Painting

Always use safe and non-toxic face paints in crayon form or in pots

Bat Face Paint Design

You can also make a bat design all over the face of your child. Its quite similar to the skull (vampire) design by using white color as base. You can draw the bat on face of child above nose. The body of bat should be painted in such a way that ends at the base of nostrils, and the wings of the bat should cover the eyes and mid-cheeks of your child.

Make the face of the bat  black and the eyeballs light gray. While painting the body of the bat, use different shades of black for better effect. Paint the lips of your child with curls upwards and corners. In this way, you can paint a realistic-looking bat design in no time.

These are some ideas you can use for face painting on Halloween. These face paint ideas will definitely look great on costumes of toddlers, children, teenagers and even adults. Besides the ones mentioned above, you can add many effects of your own, but its useful to have a picture in front of you while painting your child’s face.

When painting a child’s face make sure you use paints that are for face painting only. The paints should be non-toxic to prevent any reaction or damage to your child’s skin. Do not use craft paints and water paints as they can cause severe allergic reactions on the sensitive skin of children and some water paints can also cause redness.

Always opt for face paints that are in crayon form or in pots as they are safe and can be used freely for face painting. There are a wide range of child friendly Halloween Face Paint products available to buy. Have a look at all the Halloween Face Paint Ideas here.

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Additional resources:
  • Simply Face Painting – Create dramatic, theater quality face painting designs without having to pay a fortune for classes or be the most artistic person you know.  You’ll get 100 step-by-step designs, broken down into simple steps to show you how to produce dramatic results without complicated and time consuming work.
  • Easy Face Painting – Face Painting for a birthday party, fundraiser, class party or just for fun has never been simpler.  This step-by-step guide to easy and popular cheek art designs features over 50 step-by-step designs with full color photographs.
  • Easy Pumpkin Painting – This step-by-step guide offers instruction and photos for painting cute, whimsical faces on pumpkins and covers everything you need to know to paint your first pumpkin, in about an hour.

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