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Simple Face Painting Designs for Kids

Saptakee Sengupta
Here is a list of different ideas regarding face painting for kids, and also mentions few tips regarding the same.
Kids get attracted to colors, they are fond of paintings, fascinated by a variety of objects, and they love to get them inked on their face. They love to paint their faces at the fancy dress competitions, cultural programs, magic shows, Halloween parties. So it is an activity of sheer enthusiasm.
Kids do not actually need any occasion to paint their face; rather they would love to portray their favorite objects and images whenever they get the opportunity.
There are a plenty of designs that could be selected by kids. Few of them are unisexual, while the rest are specific for either girls or boys. However, one has to be very careful while sketching them, as children have a very sensitive skin.

Simple Face Painting Designs

For Girls

When we think of little girls, all sorts of cute and bubbly images come to our mind. Some popular designs include fairies and angels. Girls love characters from fairy tales like Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping beauty, etc. Portrait painting is quite time-consuming, and requires immense precision.
Here are some simple designs for a quick and nice effect.
  • Magic wand
  • Rabbit
  • Balloon
  • Hat
  • Moon
  • Fruit
  • Elephant
  • Bird
  • Flag
  • Cakes
  • Barbie
  • Smileys
  • Catwoman










For Boys

Mischievousness and naughtiness are two qualities that are ideal to define boys. Therefore, face paintings for them must also complement their character. They would love to paint their favorite character on their face. We should not expect them to be patient enough for a perfect painting job.
The best thing is to adopt simple designs, and paint them within a lesser time span. Following ideas can be opted.
  • Joker
  • Football logos
  • Snakes
  • Beetle
  • Bear
  • Octopus
  • Baboon


Action heroes (Spider-man, Batman, Superman, etc.)









Useful Tips

Kids are fidgety, and it's almost impossible to hold their patience while painting. Therefore, we must be very careful regarding this matter. Face painting should be done with extreme care so that it doesn't smudge into their eyes or mouth.
The paint brands should be approved by FDA, and they also should be nontoxic. Some craft paints cause severe allergies on skin, and development of rashes is the most observed side effects of low quality facial paints.
We have to keep all the supplies ready before we start this activity, and this includes face paints, baby wipes, tissues, paint brush, cotton swabs, 3 - 4 bowls of clean water, gentle sponges, pens, stencils, paper towels, handy mirror, brushes, etc.
We need to observe their skin before applying paints. They should never be applied over wounds, cuts, or rashes. They shouldn't be applied, if they cause irritation on the skin. The painting should not be done at a stretch, as kids soon get bored. So, they should be allowed to take breaks. A little care and caution would bring out a great piece of artwork.
Designs with too much highlights and colors will render their face clumsy, stealing their natural beauty and innocence. Therefore, select the designs only after comprehending how the face will actually appear with the image.