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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Easy Halloween Face Painting Designs

Hi Sewing Friends:

I'm visiting my 12 year old grandson this week-end and guess what we will be doing? You are right! We are going to be sewing his Halloween costume. He loves to help me sew.

He hasn't decided exactly what he wants yet, but I'm sure he will come up with an idea or two.

I can't believe that Halloween is nearly upon us. Are you busy sewing costumes? This is really fun sewing. It doesn't have to be perfect. There are so many costume ideas out there. It is sometimes difficult to choose what to sew.

Kids as well as adults might want to have their face painted to add to the fun. Face painting is a lot safer than wearing a mask. A mask often hinders eyesight and accidents happen. Kids usually love to have their faces painted.

Here are some quick tips for face painting as well as a link to a fantastic ebook called, Easy Face Painting: How You Can Get Professional-Looking Results ... Even If You've Never Picked Up A Paintbrush that will make your face painting so easy. Anyone can do it.

Grandparents, this is a great way to entertain your grandkids. This ebook will come in handy at kids parties, too.

Learn how to face paint. Click here.

Now, here are the tips I promised you.

Have fun,



Easy Halloween Face Painting Designs

By: Face Painting

With Halloween quickly approaching, face painting season is kicking into high gear. Try these easy, but immensely child-pleasing Halloween "cheek art" designs at class parties, fall festivals and homecoming carnivals.


Begin with good quality, water-based face paints. You can find them online or in some theatrical stores. A palette of six, good-quality face paints is priced around $12.00 and includes enough paint for 70 or more cheek art designs. Water-based face paints apply as easily as watercolors and remove cleanly with a paper towel and water. For a small gathering of children, two or three small to medium sized paint brushes will be sufficient. A bowl of water to rinse the brushes and a roll of paper towels conclude the list of basic supplies.


In my opinion, the simplest design to paint is that of a ghost. The basic shape of the ghost is that of a triangle. With a brush loaded with white paint, paint a loose triangle by creating a wavy line to outline the ghost. Fill in with more white paint, dot on black eyes and a smile and the ghost is complete.


Nothing is "sweeter" than a face dotted with painted candy corn. The basic shape is a pyramid, with yellow on the bottom third, orange on the middle third and white at the peak. You can create a candy corn crown by painting the candies in succession along the forehead.


To paint a jack-o-lantern, begin with a circle or oval of orange paint. When the orange paint dries, add small triangles in black paint for the eyes and nose and paint a toothy smile in black as well. Add a green stem and your jack-o-lantern is complete.


The most important thing to remember when face painting is to have fun and keep it simple! Children aren't expecting a Picasso to be painted on their face. They simply love to celebrate the occasion and face painting is the perfect way to light up the face of any child.

Article by:

JoAnne Westcott is the author of Easy Face Painting: How You Can Get Professional Results Even If You've Never Picked Up A Paintbrush. You can learn more about face painting and how to acquire the simple skills to get started by visiting Easy Face Painting

Be the hit of the party! Learn how to Face Paint - Click here!

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