Skeleton face paint

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Are you in need of some Halloween costume ideas? We've got this great skeleton Halloween face paint idea and plenty more...

This spooky skull paint is so creepy, it’s got to be one of the most bone-rattling Halloween face paint ideas we’ve ever seen! It’s really easy to do, too. Your child will love looking like the walking dead and you could make them a skeleton costume to go with this face paint by drawing bones on some old black clothes with white fabric paint.

To paint the skull, first find a comfortable place to work and cover surfaces in case of spillages and mucky fingers. You might also want to drape an old towel around your child’s shoulders to protect their clothes from any stray drips. Using a water-based face paint is best as they wash off 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.

To create the skull face paint idea you will need:

  • A pot of clean water
  • Water-based face paint in white, grey and black
  • Face painting sponges
  • 1 medium paintbrush
  • 1 thin paintbrush
  • An old towel, to drape over your child’s shoulders