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Vibrant Yet Easy Face Painting Design Ideas

Aparna Jadhav
Face painting is a fun activity at school, picnics and at summer camps. You can let your imagination go completely wild and have it all out on someone else's face! Thus take a look at some face painting designs you can use, that are mentioned here.
Face painting has a tribal history for many reasons. In ancient cultures of tribal natives living in forests and deserts, this was used for hunting, military, religious and other reasons. Tribes also practiced body painting but due to inconveniences, it gradually eradicated.
Face painting prevailed throughout many generations and is still practiced in many parts of the world. The only difference is that today, face painting is nothing but a fun activity to decorate each others faces in weird designs and colors so everyone can make the most out of it.
It's a great socializing act which is used as an ice breaker in schools, offices and camps. Face painting unlike the other icebreakers, is the best activity to start games like "identify your friend". When you're on a picnic with new kids as students this could be a great way of socializing them.

Face Painting Designs For Kids

Kids love to play with paint, colors, mud and get themselves dirty and messy. Face painting could be a great idea to bring out the hidden artists in them and let them have some fun as well.
There are many easy painting designs which you can use if you are a school teacher or a parent and want to hold this activity for kids. There are separate set of face painting designs for both girls and boys as they like very different things at this age. Thus it's always better to classify their tastes and choose varied designs for each of them.

For Girls

Girls are pretty delicate and like pretty non-violet things. Girls from the ages of 4 to 12 years are more oriented towards dolls and tea parties and thus they like to have very girlie designs.
Easy face painting designs which little girls would prefer are;
  • Fairy
  • Fantasy
  • Bunny
  • Rabbit
  • Ladybug
  • Rainbow
  • Puppy Dog
  • Cupcakes
  • Hearts
  • Hats
  • Elephants
  • Fruits





For Boys

Boys on the other hand are the naughtiest and full of mischief at this time of their age. They wouldn't regret the fact that they broke a few things in the house while they were busy pretending to be "Superman". 
For little boys, some very easy face paintings could be:
  • Pirate
  • Skull
  • Robot
  • Bat
  • Clown
  • Puppy Dog
  • Alien
  • Tribal
  • Vampire
  • Cars
  • Bikes
  • Cartoons

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With these interesting face painting designs for both, little boys as well as girls, you won't have to think much about their choices. As the only thing that would make them happy is colored faces around them. There are some more easy face painting designs for those of you who are new to face painting and can't paint very well.

Face Painting Designs For Beginners

These designs are very simple to make and look very nice when finished. Many people aren't that good in painting but love to try, thus you can always make the most of your talent by trying simple and manageable designs first.
Some face painting ideas for beginners would be:
  • Ice Cream
  • Apple
  • Frangipani
  • Musical Notes
  • Kissing Lips
  • Sun
  • Moon
  • Dove
  • Raindrops
  • Dragons
  • Horse
  • Baseball and Bat
  • Teddy bears
  • Noah's ark
  • Clouds
  • Dalmatian
  • Witch
  • Pumpkin


Weren't those some really easy face painting designs which anyone can make? You too can learn and try some of these designs on yourself while teaching your kids at home or at school. Thus have fun with face painting and make the most colorful yet great designs on your faces.