Vampire face paint

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

A pale and bloodthirsty vampire is one of those classic Halloween face paint ideas that never fails to cause a fright! Transform your little one with our easy step-by-step instructions and then add a cheap cape to complete their spooky look. Just make sure you’ve got some garlic in stock to ward your child off after you’ve turned them into a vicious vampire!

To paint the vampire, first find a comfortable place to work and cover surfaces in case of spillages and mucky fingers. 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’s 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 vampire face paint idea you will need:

  • A pot of clean water
  • Water-based face paint in white, green, black, and red
  • Face painting sponges
  • 1 medium paintbrush
  • 1 thin paintbrush
  • Cotton wool
  • An old towel, to put around their shoulders and stop their clothes getting mucky