Transform your daughter into Spider Woman with this pretty Halloween face paint idea - it's easier than it looks to paint. You'll need silver, purple, black and red face paints for this Spider face paint design
If you’ve got a teenage daughter she’ll appreciate a bit of help with one of our great Halloween face paint ideas. Transform her into Spider Woman with our pretty spider’s web face paint design that’s easier to create than it looks.
Little girls will love this face paint idea too and if you’re accompanying your child to keep a safe eye on them when they go trick or treating in the dark, join in the fun and get dressed up too because this spider mask face paint is grown up enough for mums.
To paint the spider mask, 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 spider mask face paint idea you will need:
- A pot of clean water
- Water-based face paint in silver, metallic purple, black and red
- Face painting sponges
- 1 thick, no.3 round paintbrush
Apply a silver basecoat across your child’s eyes with a sponge, creating two wing-like shapes, like in the picture. Ask your child to close their eyes for this step.
Ask your child to keep their eyes closed and apply metallic purple face paint around their eyes using a clean sponge. Stipple the face paint on to blend the colour into the silver and drag the sponge through the basecoat to begin defining the spider’s web. Shade the lids of your child’s eyes with black, working the colour into the creases. Use the clean side of the sponge to blend the black into the purple.
Begin the outline of the spider’s web design using a no. 3 round face paintbrush and black face paint. Start with the lines above the eyes, pulling your brush from the inside out toward the edge of the face. Then add the linework beneath the eyes, pulling your brush in a downward motion, like in the picture.
Finish the spider’s web outline using the same brush and colour. Connect the existing lines together, adding short curved strokes between the lines to create a webbed pattern. You’ll see in the picture that these strokes curve in an upward motion above the eye and in a downward motion beneath the eye.
Use the same paint brush and black colour to paint the spider’s head and body between the eyes. Add four dots on each side of the spider’s head, then add the spider legs as a series of teardrop shapes.
Add a red hourglass to the body of the spider for extra effect using a clean no. 3 round paintbrush. Outline the lips in black, then fill them in with metallic purple after cleaning the paintbrush.This face painting idea is from ‘Extreme Face Painting: 50 Friendly & Fiendish Demos’ by IMPACT Books, RRP £16.99.