Olaf is a very popular character in the Disney Film Frozen. I was recently face painting for a children's party and was asked to create him. I came up with this design and although it has quite a few steps, it is worth the work: children will love the results.
Time: 15 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
White face paint
Black face paint
Orange face paint
Brown face paint
Thick face painting brush
Fine face painting brush
Tub of water
Use a hair band to push your model's hair out of their face. This is quite a trick paint that needs a steady hand, so make sure you are both comfy before you start.
Paint a semi-circle of white on the top of one cheek with the thicker brush.
Add a heart at the bottom of the semi-circle.
Pain a small oval under the heart and then a larger one joining on to that underneath. Add two cylinders for feet at the bottom.
Mix up some grey from the black and white face paint.
Outline around all the edges in grey with your thinner brush. Make the outside edges slightly thicker, and the inside ones (which join the circles together) slightly thinner.
Using the grey, paint a large triangular smile in the heart-shaped part of the face. Outline in a slightly darker grey or even the black.
Paint an orange nose above the smile.
Using black and the fine brush make some eyes and eyebrows above the nose, outline the nose and outline the mouth again. Paint three buttons on his body.
Wash the brush well and then load it up with white. Paint a big tooth in Olaf's mouth. Use the white to speckle the buttons with snow.
Swapping to brown, create sticks for his arms and hands and add a few sticks coming out of his head.
Using white again, add some snow swirls, white stars and white dots all around Olaf.