We’ve all heard the folklore about black cats bringing bad luck, and Halloween is their chance to be as mischievious as ever! No witching hour would be complete without one of these furry black friends lurking around corners or perched on the end of your broomstick. Transform your little ones into one of these keen-nosed characters – and see our other spooky Halloween face paint ideas for more inspiration (wicked witches included!).
To achieve the cat face paint look, find a comfortable place to work and cover surfaces in case of slips or spillages. Water-based face paint is best as they come off easily with soap and water, so no sore faces when the fun’s over! Try Snazaroo’s Rainbow Face Painting Kit which has all the colours you’ll need for our cat face paint and plenty more fun party designs, from snazaroo.com.
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.
What you will need
- Black water-based face paint
- White water-based face paint
- Your choice of pink, purple or green water-based face paint
- Glitter dust or gel
- 1 paintbrush
- Face painting sponges
- A pot of clean water
Take a sponge and create a white base that extends out above the eyes and down to the top of the mouth.
Use the sponge to add a highlight colour – pink, purple or green all work well – across the eyes and the cheek
Using a brush and some black paint, outline the edge of the base colour, add some whiskers and colour the lips and the tip of the nose. Finally, add some sparkle with a little glitterdust or glitter gel.