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Day of the Dead Face Paint

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This is a very simple face paint that looks brilliant. Combine it with a white blouse and black skirt, and you have an impressively scary Halloween outfit with very little effort.



Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint


Time: 15 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Sponge
Brushes
Black, white, and red face paint
Black eyeliner
White blouse
Black skirt
Black veil or lacy cloak
Black or red shoes (optional)

Method
Push the hair back of off the face with a hairband.



Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint


Sponge all of the face white.



Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint


Sketch 2 circles around the eye area to mimic the skull's eye sockets with your eyeliner or a face paint crayon.



Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint


Fill in the eye sockets with black face paint using one of your bushes.



Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint


Paint an upside down heart on the tip of the nose.



Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint


Fill in where the lips meet with a bit of black face paint.



Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint


Draw 7 vertical lines down through the lips, starting with the centre line and working outwards. Then draw a curlicue flourish off the edges of each side of the lips. You can omit this part and simply shade the cheeks with little grey on your sponge. The curlicues make this more like a Mexican sugar skull, while the shadow makes it more like a Corpse Bride.



Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint


Add as many curlicues as you like, on the chin and the forehead.



Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint


Add red petals around the edge of your eye sockets.



Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint


If your child has long hair, now let it down. You can add a flower to the hair for an authentic Mexican touch. Now put on the black veil and there you have it: a spooky, scary face paint!



Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint




Halloween, day of the dead, sugar skull, face paint


Categories
#Halloween
#Any Age
#Face Paint
#Easy
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Fancy Dress
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