Printable Face Painting Instructions

Check out these easy, printable face painting instructions.  When you need something fast for your menu board or to brush up on designs you already offer, you'll find these printable instructions easy to follow.

Lot of choices below, including:

  • Bunny
  • Butterfly (2)
  • Elephant
  • Elmo
  • Flower fairy
  • Fox
  • Giraffe
  • Icicle
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Owl
  • Puppy
  • Rose
  • Soccer
  • Tiger
  • Unicorn (2)
bunny face painting instructions

A quick bunny design is a huge help on your menu board.  The one above is easy and doesn't involve covering much of the face.  This is a great choice for kids who want face painting but don't need to close their eyes or cover too much of their face.

quick butterfly face painting instructions
side butterfly face painting instructions

Butterfly designs will not ever go out of style.  They are super popular with girls, teens and moms.  The butterfly can be done several different ways and what I like about the two shown above are how you can do one as cheek art and the other covering only half the face.  You are limited only by your imagination when it comes to butterfly face paintings.

elephant face painting instructions

Adore the super cute elephant above.  What a great choice for cheek or arm art for children who may be afraid to have their faces painted.  This face painting design can work equally well for both boys and girls.

Face painting instructions - fast, impressive and fun!

elmo face painting instructions

Elmo is fast, fun and cute.  This is another great choice for a child's cheek or arm and looks very artistic although it's not all that difficult to replicate. 

flower fairy face painting instructions

When you have a line further than you can count, you want fast, brightly colored and impressive designs like the flower fairy face painting instructions above.  This design is done with an arty cake using a flat brush to create the crown center and corresponding strokes alongside the center. 

Using another flat brush to pick up two shades of green and you can quickly add the leaves, finishing with white tear drops, stars and dots for further embellishment.

fox face painting instructions

The fox design is for the kids who have no trouble with lots of paint all over their faces.  This design will not disappoint but the line work will be critical to enhancing its cute factor and while making it more convincing.

giraffe face painting instructions

Easy giraffe so a child's eyes can remain open.  This is a neat face painting design little kids will enjoy.

icicle face painting instructions

The icicle design is perfect for teenagers and adult women who want something nice, but have no interest to cover their entire face.  This is an easy, go-to design for fairs, festivals, community events and private parties.  It's made even more special when you upscale it with bling.

minnie mouse face painting instructions

You cannot go wrong with a Minnie Mouse design on your board.  Almost all girls (and their moms!) will love the Minnie Mouse bow face painting because it's girly and just super cute.

owl face painting instructions

This owl face painting is impressive with all the colors used.  It's not hard to pull this together and I like that it doesn't need to cover the entire face.  Girls will enjoy this one for sure!

puppy face painting instructions

A puppy face painting design is a must have on your menu board and the one above is so darling.  Using just two colors (brown and soft yellow) for the face painting instructions above you can quickly sponge this on the face, add the white for the muzzle, a splash of red for the tongue and finish easily with your line work.  So cute and very popular for both boys and girls.

rose face painting instructions

With practice you can get the rose perfected.  Either use a flat brush or an angle brush depending on your preference and you can build out this lovely rose to be a cheek design, forehead crown design or just on the arm.  I've found that even guys like a very nice rose design and the one above sure fits the bill.

soccer ball face painting instructions

Work on sports designs when you can since boys love soccer among other sports-type face paintings.  This is great as a cheek or arm design and is impressive particularly with the shadow.  Great choice for boys or girls who love soccer.

tiger face painting instructions

Tigers are fun to do, but require symmetry so whatever you do to the left side needs to be repeated on the right.  Tigers are challenging for this reason and can be time consuming.  This is a great design to try if you have time to provide it to the kids in your line.

unicorn face painting instructions
another unicorn face painting instructions

Your most popular face painting instructions to have is definitely a unicorn! Unicorns are loved by girls.  These are a must have on your board and the layout of these instructions above really can help you perfect this design.

You can learn designs from videos online and digital downloads as well as books, but it's so easy and super helpful to make use of face painting instructions like the ones provided.  These are quick-glance designs so you can be at a gig needing a visual brush up before you begin and anyone of the instructions above can really save you time and frustration.  You'll still need to practice to get great line work, but you'll quickly know what's needed to get your design painted nicely on the child's face.

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