How to Face Paint a Skeleton
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How to Face Paint a Skeleton

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time 1 hr +

If you’re looking for a spooky look that isn’t too scary, this skeleton face painting project is just for you! Quick and easy to do, you’ll be able to transform your little monster into a skeleton with just a few Snazaroo face painting supplies.

They'll still be recognised by their friends as you only need to paint half their face! Finish the look by styling with a bow or floral headdress to mark the Halloween occasion.

Project and instructions by Sam Green.

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How to make

Step 1

Start off by applying the Snazaroo white faceprint all over the face.  Apply with a sponge and avoid the eye area. 

Top tip: Use a damp sponge and not a wet sponge.  Protect the eye with a flat cotton wool pad.

Step 2

Create some shaded areas using grey.

Top tip: mix the black and white on the back of your hand before applying.

Step 3

Use a piece of kitchen roll folded in half as a guide to create your ‘half’ skeleton face. Dab using your sponge to create a nice and straight line.

Step 4

Draw an oval outline around the eye.  Use a flat cotton wool pad to protect the eye and guide you on the shape.

Step 5

Start to shade in the area above the eye to create a ‘hollow’ look.

Then, Paint the lips in black or a dark colour.

Step 6

Draw an oval shape around the eye. 

Top tip: If you need a template, then use a flat cotton wool pad to protect the eye and draw around the shape.

Step 7

To really get the skeleton look, draw a few strategically placed cracked lines with a little bit of shadow.

Step 8

Complete by shading around the eye area a little more to get that ‘haunted’ look.

Now you have a spooky, yet dashing, skeleton ready for trick-or-treating!

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