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					Ideas for Halloween Face Painting

Halloween is fun both for adults and young kids. If you've enjoyed
painting pumpkins with your family and friends, you will surely enjoy
face painting during this special occasion. You can scare the wits out of
young kids and even adults if you paint scary faces once they knock on
your door and ask the same old line – 'trick or treat'.

Here are some excellent ideas for Halloween face painting.

Pumpkin – you can paint a pumpkin on both sides of your cheeks. The
pumpkin should be bright orange in color. The nose, mouth, and eyes can
be painted in black. The outline and ridges of pumpkin design should be
light grey.

If you want, you can make your whole face look like a pumpkin. The base
should be orange and for the cheekbones, you have to apply a darker shade
of orange. Make a triangle shape over your eyes and paint it black. For
your lips and nose, you must paint it black as well.

Skull – the skull design should occupy the whole face. The base should be
white and after you've painted the white paint, you can paint a bright
red color for the lips. Make an outline of fangs on both sides of your
mouth in light grey. The fill should be white and the tip should be
painted in red so that it will look like blood. Use smoky grey for the
eye lids and exaggerate your eye brows with sweeping strokes in black
color.

Bat – make a bat design over your whole face. Just like the skull design,
use white color as base. Above your nose and your forehead, paint the
face of the bat in black and light grey for the eyeballs. The body of the
bat should be painted over your nose ending at the nostril's base. Use
different shades of black for the body. The wings cover your eyes and
your mid-cheek. You can paint some definitions by using light grey on the
wings. Over your lips, paint exaggerated curls upward to the corners. Use
your imagination and you can create a realistic bat design.

These are just four great ideas that you can use. if you want, you can
obtain other painting ideas online. There are many helpful websites you
can visit to get some great ideas for Halloween face painting. Visit the
different sites and if you're diligent with your search, you can find
pictures of the designs. With a picture to refer to, it will be a lot
easier to paint because you already have a clear idea of what the design
will look like. Find a design that you like so that it will be easier to
paint.

You can even paint your own face if you like, but this will a bit
difficult. Get the whole family involved and paint each other's face. But
before anything else, you have to buy face paints, paint brushes, and
other painting materials that you will need. You can purchase them in
paint stores or in craft stores.

Celebrate Halloween with your family and friends. Give life to this
special occasion by doing some face painting. Just remember to wash the
paint off your face before you go to sleep to avoid any irritations. Have
fun this Halloween season by painting your face in different designs.

				
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