15 Creative Face Painting Ideas For Kids

Face Painting Ideas For Kids

Face painting is always a huge hit with kids. Painting their faces to become superheroes or cartoon characters isn’t something they want to miss!

But, the very thought of face painting probably has you sweating searching for ideas. You do not have to be a Picasso to transform your little one into a superhero, zombie or clown.

Momjunction shares some simple face painting ideas for kids. Try them on your children, if they are enthusiastic, that is.

Face Painting Ideas For Girls

You can transform your cute little girl into a butterfly, princess or mermaid. Check out our special collection for girls.

1. Rabbit

Rabbit

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You will need:

  • Water
  • Face paint colors – white, black and pink
  • Sponge
  • Mirror
  • Brush

How to:

  1. Apply white paint with a sponge on the upper lip area and below and above the eyes, like eyeshadows.
  2. Take care not to put any paint in the eyes.
  3. Using a black eyeliner, line the eyes and extend them back, giving it a long wing.
  4. Draw ear shapes on the kid’s forehead with white and pink colors.
  5. Use black eyeliner or paint to add whiskers on either side of the mouth, like a bunny.
  6. Paint a red patch on the nose.
  7. Add black dots on the upper lip area that is colored white.

2. Dalmatian dog

Dalmatian dog

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You will need:

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Brush
  • Colors: red, white and black
  • Mirror

How to:

  1. Using a sponge, apply a base coat of white paint to cover the whole face. Make sure the eyes are kept tightly shut.
  2. Paint one eye patch and one dot each on the forehead and lower jawline with black paint.
  3. Use black paint to paint the bottom of the nose and lower lip, and join them both on one side.
  4. Add the whiskers.
  5. Draw a small tongue sticking out of one corner of the lower lip, using the red color.

[ Read: Butterfly Face Painting Designs For Kids ]

3. Princess crown

Princess crown

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You will need:

  • White, silver and pink face paint sticks
  • White, pink or red face jewels

How to:

  1. Take a white color base painting stick and draw swirls coming up from the top of the nose, over each eye, until the upper part of the cheekbones.
  2. Using a silver paint stick, draw diamond-like flower petals on the forehead, besides the swirls.
  3. Draw these silver petals on top of the nose that joins the forehead.
  4. Use the silver stick to draw stars on the end part of the cheekbone.
  5. Keep on drawing swirls on the forehead and top of the eyebrows.
  6. Using a pink face painting stick outline the design and give it some more depth and color.
  7. Add red and white face jewels to complete the princess look.

4. Fox

Fox

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You will need:

  • Sponge
  • Brush
  • White, orange, black paint

How to:

  1. Use a sponge to draw ear shapes above the eyes with orange color, and outline it with black.
  2. Dab some orange color on the bridge of the nose. You may extend it to the inner edge of the cheeks.
  3. Paint a bit of orange under both the eyes, and add short lines of black and white.
  4. Using a thin liner brush and black and white paint, draw details in between the ears drawn on the forehead.
  5. Draw whiskers on either side above the lips and put some black dots in between.

5. Cat

Cat

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You will need:

  • White and black paint

How to:

  1. Paint the entire face with white color.
  2. Give shades of black with a thin brush throughout the face to give the effect of hair.
  3. Give a thick paint around the eyes and on the tip of the nose.
  4. Use the black paint to draw two lines from the middle of the nose to the either side of the mouth.
  5. Add whiskers, and put some black dots.

[ Read: Halloween Face Paint For Kids ]

6. Mermaid

Mermaid

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You will need:

  • Sponge
  • Brush
  • Aqua blue, deep blue, white face paint
  • Silver glitter

How to:

  1. Draw floral designs with aqua and deeper blue paint from the sides of the eyes. You can do this on both sides of the face.
  2. Use blue paint and draw eyes right above the eyelids and brow bone.
  3. Outline with some white paint and silver glitter for detailing.
  4. Draw so as to fill the cheeks.

7. Ghost face paint

Ghost face paint

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You will need:

  • Sponge
  • Thin brush
  • Flat chisel brush
  • White and black face paint

How to:

  1. Sponge the entire face with white face paint.
  2. Using a flat chisel brush draw the outer lining, the crease and brow bone with black paint.
  3. Encircle the eyes, using a medium flat brush paint the eyes with black paint.
  4. Using a thinner brush paint black around the lips.
  5. Do the same around the nostrils.
  6. You can also add fake fangs to heighten the look.

8. Ladybird

Ladybird

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You will need:

  • Black paint stick
  • Red and white face paint
  • Brushes

How to:

  1. Use the black paint stick to draw black lines above the eyebrows and around the corner of the eyes, to make wings of the lady bird.
  2. Use a sponge to smudge the red paint in between the black lines.
  3. Use a brush to make white paint strokes at the sides of the eyes for more depth.
  4. Draw black dots in the red area for the detailing the lady bird’s wings.
  5. Draw the lady bird’s hind part of the body using black color in the centre of the forehead, and the upper body on the nose.
  6. Draw two lines from the sides of the nose to make the antennae.

[ Read: Tiger Face Paints For Kids ]

Face painting ideas for boys

Boys love their superheroes, wild animals, and scaly dragons, zombies; and you can very well transform them into those with these awesome face painting designs on special occasions or kid’s parties.

9. Batman

Batman

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You will need:

  • White, black , aqua blue stick paint and dark blue face paint
  • silver glitter gel
  • flat brush
  • diagonal small flat brush

How to:

  1. Use aqua blue stick paint and apply it on the kid’s forehead in a gradient tone.
  2. Use a small flat brush and black paint to draw the bat’s head, right on the tip of the forehead.
  3. Outline it using the silver paint stick, so that the colors do not mix.
  4. Extend the lines on each side of the cheeks, until the upper jawlines.
  5. Extend the lower ends of the black paint and joint them to form the wings.
  6. Make sure you have joined all the lines of the black paint so that the bat like structure is visible.
  7. Using silver face paint, outline the entire bat figure.
  8. Add in extra figures like stars and moons on top to give it a look of the sky.

10. Spiderman

Spiderman

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You need to:

  • White, red and black paints
  • Brush

How to:

  1. Paint triangles with white paint on the eyelids and stretch the paint up onto the forehead.
  2. Paint a red upside down triangle on the forehead.
  3. Paint a sideways triangle on the side of the head.
  4. Outline the white triangles with black paint.
  5. Paint several lines with black paint to make sections in the triangles, resembling a cobweb

11. Pirate face paint

Pirate face paint

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You will need:

  • Sponge
  • Black face paint
  • Black paint stick
  • Red scarf or bandana

How to:

  1. Dab some black color on the sponge and draw it all around the left eye to make the pirate eye patch Make sure that the eyes are tightly shut.
  2. Using a black paintstick draw mustache and beard.
  3. draw a thick eyebrow, taking your kid’s eyebrow as the base on the right eye.
  4. Tie up a red bandana or scarf to complete the look.

[ Read: Fun Painting Ideas For Kids ]

12. Dragon

Dragon

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You will need:

  • Sponge
  • White, green, yellow, and black face paint
  • Brown and blue glitter paint stick

How to:

  1. Mix green and yellow paint and sponge it on the face- over the nose, cheeks, upper lip and eyes.
  2. Outline the horns(on the forehead), fangs, and scales with the black paint stick.
  3. Color the horns and teeth of the dragon with white.
  4. Draw lines around the tip of the nose and draw scales on the cheeks.
  5. Outline the eyes and horns in black color and draw protruding lines from the corner of the eyes.
  6. Outline the scales with some blue or brown glitter paint to add more details.

13. Zombie face paint

Zombie face paint

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You will need:

  • Sponge
  • Thin flat brush
  • white, and black paint
  • White paint stick
  • Black eyeshadow(optional)
  • Liquid eyeliner (black)

How to:

  1. Apply light colored foundation all over the face.
  2. Sponge one side of the face with white paint.
  3. Outline the eye sockets with black face painting.
  4. Fill in the eye sockets with paint, or black eyeshadow.
  5. Use a liquid eyeliner to draw the letter M at the center of the nose.
  6. The sides of the M has to wrap around the nostrils entirely.
  7. Color the lips with a white paint stick.
  8. Using a flat thin brush, draw teeth slightly, resembling an illusion.

14. Lion face paint

Lion face paint

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You will need:

  • sponge
  • brush
  • yellow,(or orange), black, and white paint

How to:

  1. Use a sponge and dab yellow or orange paint over the face, excluding the chin and the area around the eyes.
  2. Draw ears and paint yellow above the eyes.
  3. With a brush create the muzzle with white paint, below and above the mouth. Then paint the eyes.
  4. Make the mane of the lion with brown or black paint in the middle of the forehead, around the eyes and cheeks.
  5. Draw a triangular kitty nose with black paint.
  6. Outline the upper lip and lower lip with black paint.

[ Read: Vegetable Painting For Kids ]

15. Camo Face Paint

Camo Face Paint

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You will need:

  • Chisel brush(large)
  • Small brush
  • Dark green, light green or brown(optional) face paint

How to:

  1. Take a large chisel brush and splotch on the face at different parts using dark green paint.
  2. Make some splotches of a lighter green or brown using the same brush on the rest of the face and around the green splotches.
  3. Using a smaller brush paint in the ears lobes black and the insides green.
  4. Keep making this pattern up to the neck.

Some of the ideas are easy while some are a tad intensive. But you don’t need to fret. Just think your little munchkin’s face as a canvas and get started. We’re sure it’ll come out great.
What are your thoughts on face painting designs for kids? Do you have any kids face painting activities that you can tell us about? Did you like any of these face painting ideas for kids? Tell us here.

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