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July 8, 2013

Summer Fun! Simple Face Painting DIY

Today I am so excited to share a super fun DIY with you all, 
brought to us by my lovely bloggy friend Consie.  

This is a perfect a summer or party activity, 
and is a much more simple than you might think :)   

Hi everyone! I'm Consie and I blog at Atop Serenity Hill. I am excited to be here today (thanks, Paula!!) to share some simple face painting designs using stencils that you can try with your kids this summer!


 I spend a huge part of my summer face painting at birthday parties and fairs with my BFF and business partner, Kristine. We get asked all the time about supplies and how we got started but many moms still find it a bit intimidating to try face painting. 

The absolute most important thing about face painting is the paint itself. You want to make sure that you are using paint designed specifically for skin. You can find my recommendations for paint in my Amazon store here. (PS...this is an affiliate link.) 


I found this fabulous Plaid stencil at Walmart. It contained three different sheets of designs but I loved the animal print page the best! I cut the four designs apart so that they were easier to work with. You can add these animal prints to the face or even arms and legs to turn your kiddos into a cute animal!
Here are the supplies I used for this project:
  • Face paint in colors of your choice
  • A soft sponge (for the base colors)
  • Round brush (You will use this brush to add details such as outlines, highlights and dots)
  • Animal print stencil
  • A small container of water
  • Your camera!

The first step is to add a color background using a sponge, letting it dry after application. Face paint is water activated and a little can go a long way. You can always add more but you don’t want the paint to be dripping down the face. 

In the picture above, I added a light green base and then stenciled on a darker green to create the alligator scales. I then added the black outlines and white highlights with the round brush. For the giraffe print, I sponged a base of yellow, added brown with the stencil, and then outlined the spots with the brush and dark brown. These designs would be fun running up your children's legs! 


To create the zebra design, I added a base of white with the sponge. I let the paint dry, then lay down the zebra print stencil and used a sponge to add black. The final detail was to add dots using the tip of the round brush.


For the cheetah eye design, I started with yellow on the eyelids and orange on the forehead and cheeks. I added black with the stencil, and then added white highlights as well as white and black dots with my brush.

These designs are quick and easy to do and your little ones (or even the big ones!) will love them! I have more face painting tutorials on the blog with designs for both boys and girls! You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. I had a great time creating this tutorial for you! I hope you will give face painting a try. Your kids will love you for it! 

Thanks, Paula for inviting me to share with your readers!


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  1. They came out awesome. I rarely let my boys paint their faces - usually only when we go to Disney.

  2. Wowwwww! It looks amazing!! Great work!!

  3. Thanks for having me, Paula! And thanks, ladies, for the compliments! I hope you will be able to try out the designs yourself!

  4. They look great! The lines at the face painting booth at our carnivals are always a long wait. It would be fun to paint up the kids before we go and skip the line altogether!

  5. Very cool! Loved face painting as a kid!! Thank you so much for sharing & linking up at Thank You Honey's Whatever Wednesday Party!! The party goes live every Tuesday! Let's connect by adding me to your G+ circles or follow me on Twitter, Facebook, & Pinterest as I already did with you!


  6. I love the face paint! Great post!

  7. That is so cool! I wonder if my nineteen-year old would want to get her face painted?

    Or maybe I can turn my cat into a cheetah. :)

    Thanks for sharing your creative idea.

  8. As long as it washes off. Hee hee.


  9. You make it look so easy!!! :) Danica

  10. my kids would love this

  11. That's amazing awesome. How fun that you can do it yourself!

  12. Fun tutorial! The zebra print would look really cool with one of my belly dance scarves.

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Photo: Fourth of July Fireworks

  13. Thanks, everyone!! I hope you are all able to try out some fun techniques with the face painting!

  14. How fun! I may have to pick those up this weekend! Who needs to wait til Halloween? Right?

  15. Wow Consie, that's the best face painting I've ever seen. I'd never even thought of using stencils before!


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