Easy Halloween Face Painting Designs

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					by: JoAnne Westcott

With Halloween quickly approaching, face painting season is kicking into high gear. Try these
easy, but immensely child-pleasing Halloween "cheek art" designs at class parties, fall festivals
and homecoming carnivals.

Begin with good quality, water-based face paints. You can find them online or in some theatrical
stores. A palette of six, good-quality face paints is priced around $12.00 and includes enough
paint for 70 or more cheek art designs. Water-based face paints apply as easily as watercolors
and remove cleanly with a paper towel and water.

For a small gathering of children, two or three small to medium sized paint brushes will be
sufficient. A bowl of water to rinse the brushes and a roll of paper towels conclude the list of
basic supplies.

In my opinion, the simplest design to paint is that of a ghost. The basic shape of the ghost is that
of a triangle. With a brush loaded with white paint, paint a loose triangle by creating a wavy line
to outline the ghost. Fill in with more white paint, dot on black eyes and a smile and the ghost is

Nothing is "sweeter" than a face dotted with painted candy corn. The basic shape is a pyramid,
with yellow on the bottom third, orange on the middle third and white at the peak. You can
create a candy corn crown by painting the candies in succession along the forehead.

To paint a jack-o-lantern, begin with a circle or oval of orange paint. When the orange paint
dries, add small triangles in black paint for the eyes and nose and paint a toothy smile in black as
well. Add a green stem and your jack-o-lantern is complete.

The most important thing to remember when face painting is to have fun and keep it simple!
Children aren't expecting a Picasso to be painted on their face. They simply love to celebrate the
occasion and face painting is the perfect way to light up the face of any child.

This article was posted on October 10, 2005

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