I don’t know about you, but spending hours at the store (or store) trying to find the perfect Halloween costume for your child doesn’t sound appealing…at all. Why spend hours costume hunting when you could use that same time transforming nearly normal clothes into a crazy halloween costume. But what can you do to make the costume look just right and give your kids the exact look they had in mind? Face paint of course! Don’t waste your money on those cheap masks that you have to store for a year and probably won’t be used next year anyway. And if by some chance your child has absolutely no clue what he or she wants to be this year, then let these face painting ideas inspire them! Don’t want to paint your face, try decorating your doors.
If you want to give your child a unique look for Halloween – or your kid wants to take his or her costume to the next level – face paint is a great way to do it! We’ve found a combination of sweet, silly and spooky faces, so there’s something here for all ages. Enjoy!
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Halloween Face Painting Ideas for Kids
Get the Jack Skellington look in just 15 minutes.
Butterfly face paint is a sweet look for kids. The glow-in-the-dark version is really cool, too.
Is your kiddo a fan of the Caped Crusader? Watch the Batman face paint video tutorial to find out how to recreate the look.
Try this Day of the Dead face paint tutorial, and give your kids a lesson on the cultural festivity to boot.
Your little pumpkin will look adorable with a jack-o-lantern face.
Kids Halloween Face Painting Tutorials
Scarecrows don’t have to be scary. This scarecrow face painting tutorial is simply adorable.
Give your kiddo a cute dog face to go with those puppy dog eyes.
If your child likes a spookier look, try zombie face paint. Creepy!
A gray sweatsuit and this koala face paint will make an adorable and easy Halloween costume.
Fairy princess face paint paired with a frilly dress, a wand and fairy wings will look darling!
Spooky and Silly Face Painting Ideas for Kids
Teens and tweens may like the corpse bride tutorial. Colorful, but spooky!
This purple and black spider web tutorial will look terrific on both boys and girls.
A black cat is a purrfectly good costume for little ones. Paint the black cat face, put on a black outfit, and attach ears and a tail. Super simple.
Who knew that a Day of the Dead look for boys could be so dapper?
Kids’ Halloween Face Paint Ideas
A dragon face is cool any time of year. Rawr!
This breakout Jack-o-lantern face can be cute or spooky, depending on how you draw the features.
It just isn’t Halloween without spotting Frankenstein. This Frankenstein face paint tutorial is a fun take on the classic.
Still not sold on face painting yet? Keep in mind, you can buy a set and reuse it over and over again for many different occasions as opposed the the mask that can (and most likely will) break or only be used once. Plus with face paint, if your child changes his or her mind on the costume the night before, you can still make their Halloween dreams come true. Economical and versatile, what more could you ask for?
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