Every child loves to have their face painted. What we now know however is that skin can be super sensitive and it’s always important that we choose face paints that are not laden with nasty chemicals. To bring to life your child’s Halloween costume this year, consider some clever Halloween makeup designs. You don’t need extensive makeup training, nor do you need to be a famous artist. Keep it simple, use just a few colors, and aim to get it done fast; we all know how impatient and excited kids can be.
Before getting into the make-up tips you will want to purchase a make-up kit. Here are a few inexpensive options:
Spooktacular Creations Halloween Makeup Kit
Upgraded Halloween Makeup Kit
Face Painting Kit for Kids
Here are 5 easy to create Halloween Make-up ideas for Kids and costume suggestions.
1. The vampire
Start off with a white base and use purple (yes, purple), to create sunken cheekbones and shadows. Even add a touch of purple eye shadow and then a dash of red or pink under the eyes. Blood red lips are a must. Whilst you may reach for fake blood, be careful as this can stain so look out for a red crayon that you can then use to create a dribble of blood running from the size of the mouth. Pop in some plastic, fake fangs and you’re done! Check out this adorable vampire costume:
Gothic Vampire Costume (boy)
Gothic Vampire Costume (girl)
One of the simplest face painting ideas is a cobweb. Spider webs are all the go and it is actually a quick, easy and effective way to get your child into the spirit of Halloween without too much fuss. Centre the web on the tip of the nose and draw 5-6 black lines radiating outwards. Then sketch in the connecting bars of the web. A hairy rubber spider is the perfect accessory! You can’t go wrong with these cobweb costume accessories.
Spider Web Cape
Spider Web Poncho
For the perfect wicked witch or warlock face paint design, start with a base color of green body or face paint, then use yellow to add highlights on the nose, chin, forehead and cheeks. White or yellow eye shadow gives the eyes a sunken appearance. Don’t forget to add a few black wrinkles to the face too. Finish with black or dark green lipstick and a must-have glue-on wart! Please use a child-safe adhesive. Check out these cute witch costume ideas!
Witch Halloween Costume with Broom and Hat
Light Up Witch Halloween Costume
4. The pumpkin
What’s easier than painting a pumpkin. Using an orange base, some dark green or grey lines to highlight the creases and a stem attached to a headband and your orange outfit is complete. Here are some pumpkin costumes to complete the costume.
Child Pumpkin Costume
Spooktacular Pumpkin Costume
5. The Cat
Makeup for a kids cat costume is super easy. All you have to do is paint the tip of the nose black. Then paint a line from the bottom of the nose to the top of the lip. paint the lips pink , red or black. Now paint the whiskers. Paint four black lines from the inner nose out to the cheek. Here are a few cat costumes to get you started.
Tutu Cat Costume (Girls)
Black Cat Costume (Boys)
Face paint is the finishing touch to your child’s Halloween costume, so have them fully dressed and any wig or hairstyle completed before you start. Pop an apron or old shirt over their costume if you’re concerned about getting makeup on their clothes. Make sure it can be removed without smudging the child’s face.
Halloween makeup ideas are a great opportunity to let kid’s imaginations run riot. If you choose products that are child friendly and which will wash off easily, you’ll create some magic memories with fewer tears at the end of the party.
Our recommendations for kids face painting are numerous but the key is to look for products that are non-toxic, paraben-free, lead-free, organic and hypoallergenic. These won’t irritate nor leave your kid’s skin dry or itchy. And when you opt for water-based formula it makes face paint easy to remove. Simply wash it with soap and rinse with warm water.