10 Easy Face Painting Ideas
Face painting is a fun way to dress up—no costume required! Get some easy ideas for kids' face painting, plus how-to steps and tips from the pros.
Before you get started, read these tips from the pros:
- Start by avoiding oil-based face paints. They tend to smear, are harder to remove, and clog pores. We like Snazaroo (found at crafts stores).
- Just dab a corner of a makeup sponge or soft-bristled brush in water and start painting.
- Finish the look with sparkle! Look for nontoxic, fabric-based glitter (found at fabric and crafts stores). To apply, dip the opposite tip of the paintbrush into water, dry off excess, and dip into glitter. Roll the glitter onto the face.
With a brush, draw a black triangle above and below the left eye.
Draw red circles on each cheek. Mini-hat ($5; discountdance.com) Shirt ($20; tagyouritbykari.etsy.com)