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5 Easy Face Painting Ideas for World Book Day
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5 Easy Face Painting Ideas for World Book Day

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

Discover how to transform into character this World Book Day with our round-up of five great Snazaroo face painting ideas! Snazaroo are experts in the art of face paint and, with these step-by-step guides, you'll be all set for creating your dragon, fairy, fox, pirate and unicorn face paint. If you're looking for a World Book Day costume, these ideas will give you the perfect inspiration!

 

 

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How to Paint an Ice Fairy 

Base:

With a wet brush, draw a crown over and around the eyes. Fill with light blue paint.

Detail:

Then with a small brush and white paint, draw highlighter lines.  Add five sets of three short lines along the bottom outline of the crown and three little dots in the middle triangles of the crown. Also, draw one big white star in the middle.

Finish:

With a small brush and white paint draw two sets of smaller stars or snowflakes onto the cheeks. You can do this freehand or use a stencil.

How to Paint a Fox

Base:

With a brush pen use quick, short strokes under the eyes, on the nose and around the forehead.

Detail:

Enhance the white strokes you’ve already painted with similar orange strokes at the ends to create a fox fur effect.

Finish:

Use the black Brush Pen to add outline detail to the nose, ears and whiskers.

How to Paint a Dragon 

Base:

Paint the dragon shape and fill in with a sponge.

Detail:

Outline the bright red with sky blue.
With a brush and white paint, create the horns.

Finish:

Paint the fangs and detail on the cheeks in white. Outline the sky blue, the fangs, horns and the pattern on the cheeks with black and using a thin brush.

How to Paint a Unicorn 

Base:

Outline the ears and horn using a brush, then fill in to create your base

Detail:

Outline the white ears and horn with pale yellow, pale green and sparkle lilac. Now create a rainbow on both cheeks.

Finish:

Outline with fine black detail. Add white highlights and stars with a small brush.  You can add glitter to finish the look.  

How to Paint a Pirate

Base:

With a wet brush, draw a shape for the bandana. Fill with a wet sponge and red paint.

Detail:

Then with a brush, draw a skull-and-crossbones. Also, add some white dots to the bandana.

Finish:

With a small brush draw the outlines. Add a curly moustache, a scar and an eye patch

 

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