Are you in need of some Halloween costume ideas? We've got this great wicked witch halloween face paint idea and plenty more...
Are your little ones determined to have one of the scariest Halloween face paint ideas on the block this year? Do them proud with our guide to turning your little princesses into spooky witches.
To paint the wicked witch find a comfortable place to work and cover surfaces in case of spillages. 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 wicked witch face paint idea you will need:
- A pot of clean water
- Water-based face paint in white, green, purple, red, black and a colour that matches your child’s hair
- Face painting sponges
- 1 thick paintbrush
- 1 thin paintbrush
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Start by sponging a very pale green base all over your child’s face, then, without changing the sponge, dip it into some purple paint. Sponge this into the eye sockets and at the sides of the forehead and cheeks. Use both colours on the sponge to soften and blend the colours together. You should try to make the base very even using only a thin layer of paint.
Use paint that matches the colour of your child’s hair to form a pointed hairline in the centre of their forehead. Use dark purple paint for their eyebrows and soften the lower edge so that the eyebrows fade into the eye sockets. You can do this either with a sponge or with a large paintbrush.
Ask your child to screw up their face and, with a fine brush, paint purple into all the lines that they can make on their face. You will be surprised how old they will look!
Paint a little spider’s web in the outer corner of each eye as if it is coming from your child’s smile lines and eyelashes.
Paint red lines under their eyes. Add some warts and nasty moles using green or black paint.
Finish with a little lipstick and blusher, and even glitter – after all, even a wicked witch likes to look her best!
This face painting idea is from ‘Face Painting: Over 20 faces to paint’ by Parragon Books Ltd, IBSN: 978-1-4454-6516-6, RRP £6.