Younger children will love this fun bat mask painted on to their face for Halloween, so if you're looking for easy and less scary Halloween face paint ideas, try this simple bat out on your child.
Your child’s face and costume doesn’t have to scare the living daylights out of everyone, especially if you want them to be welcomed when they go trick or treating this Halloween. And younger children won’t be scared of their own reflection either when you paint this fun bat mask on their face. Our easy 5-step face paint idea is also the perfect place to start if you’ve never used face paints before.
To paint the bat, find a comfortable place to work and cover surfaces in case of spillages and messy hands. Using a water-based face paint is best as they wash off your child’s skin easily with soap and water. Face paint is safe to use on most skin types but always do a patch test of the paint on the back of your child’s hand. If there is no reaction in an hour or so it should be safe to use. Wash the paint off with soap and warm water immediately if your child does experience any discomfort.
To create the bat face paint idea you will need:
- A pot of clean water
- Water-based face paint in light blue, dark blue, black and white
- Face painting sponges
- 1 thick, no.3 round paintbrush
Load the end of a clean face paint sponge with light blue and paint on the bat’s head and body across the bridge of your child’s nose. Then, create the outline of the wings above your child’s brows and down their temples using the same colour.
Fill in the bat wings around your child’s eyes using a clean sponge with dark blue paint loaded on. Drag the paint down into points on your child’s cheeks using the corner edge of the sponge. During this step ask your child to close their eyes to avoid getting any face paint in them.
Outline the bat’s wings, body and head with thick black lines, using a no. 3 round face paintbrush.
Use the same face paintbrush to add on the details to the bat’s face, ears and wings.
Highlight the outside edges of the bat’s ears, head, body and wings using a clean no. 3 round face paintbrush loaded with white paint. Fill in the bat’s eyes using the same brush and colour.
This face painting idea is from ‘Extreme Face Painting: 50 Friendly & Fiendish Demos’ by IMPACT Books, RRP £16.99.