Face Painting Pattern
How to Create Your Own Face Painting Pattern
Many books are available on crafts and painting and ideas for fun things to do with kids. But face painting is simple and always a winner, especially with younger children. The only drawback is that they have such a hard time deciding upon just one!
There's a book called '100 Things for Kids to Make and Do' that has several ideas for costumes and face painting. Most of the tide a face painting pattern is not in toto something of material substance, but a set of directions and photographs of the steps and finished artwork. It's just easier, I suppose, to think of them as patterns.
Many kids crafts books will have at least a small section with a face painting pattern of some sort. The more involved face patterns will come in handy when you need the step - by - step directions. Good directions will keep it simple, showing individual photos of each layer as it is applied.
Halloween is probably by oneself of the most popular times to paint faces, especially the whole face painting. The choices are wide, including equaling as:
Vampires, clowns, witches, Winnie the Pooh, ghosts, pirates, genies, dinosaurs, bumble bees and bunnies. Many parents just can't resist painting the terribly popular Winnie the Pooh. A ghost is low - cost and simple for those who are strapped for cash at Halloween, needing only white paint ( maybe a young black circle around each eye if you want a greater effect to emphasize the holes. Many parents honorable can't outfit the costumes or simply don't want to invest in something that will be outgrown before the next year's event. This makes face painting a great choice. You can paint the right face and wear one of your own outfits to make it work!
A bunny face is a simple face painting pattern to follow as well. The most relevant feature would speak for the buck teeth, followed by the whiskers. If you want a mouse pattern, this is easy to follow. Use a dot of paint to accent the nose. Place tiny dots atop each side of the top lip, apply whiskers coming away from the dots towards each cheek area. If you want a little more pizzazz, add foggy eyebrows, maybe creating funny shapes for them.
An unusual pattern that isn't overused here in the United States is the panda face. It's best when used with a malicious of white over the whole face, big black spots surrounding the eye area, a black spot covering the end of the nose, black lips, and a black business from the base of the nose to the top lip. Then dot some small black spots over the lip area under each nostril. Add a set of fake ears and you're positive to go!
There is a wonderful children's book by Don Bortolloti which provides skookum close - ups of tiger faces you can use as a pattern.
But remember, whole face painting is not the only face painting you can do. Sometimes all you need is a puny picture on the cheek for just the right effect.