15 Creative Face Paint Ideas for Kids That You Can Recreate

Face Painting on Kids

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For kids, birthday parties and special events become much more exciting when arts and crafts are involved. And one of the best and most photogenic among them is face painting. With just a couple of colors and a brush, you can decorate your child's face with imaginative designs like butterflies, flowers, and animals.

If you want to give this project a shot, but don't know where to start, then rest easy. We've collected an array of face paint ideas that are sure to ignite your imagination as well as your child's. Among them are some that are easier, like a ladybug mask, and some that are more challenging, such as a dragon's claws.

Scroll down to see 15 face paint ideas for kids and the 5 best face paints. 

Face Painting Ideas for Kids


Butterfly Eye Mask

Butterfly Face Paint

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Ladybug Mask


Rabbit Face

Rabbit Face Painting

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Flower Crown


Cat Face (Tiger, Lion, Leopard)

Tiger Face Painting

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Dragon Claws


Caterpillar Eye Mask



Tiara Face Painting

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Bee Mask




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Soccer Ball








Best Face Paint


Faber Castell Face Painting Kit

Faber-Castell Face Painting Kit

Faber-Castell | $10.29


Snazaroo Face Paint Starter Set

Snazaroo Face Paint Set

Snazaroo | $35


Palmer Face Paint

Palmer Face Paint

Palmer | $3.80 per 8 oz bottle


Kwik Face Stix (Set of 3)

Face Stix

Kwik Stix | $4.70


Crafty Dab Jumbo Crayon Face Paint

Face Painting Crayons

Crafty Dab | $4.50


Need some help painting your designs? Then try using some of these stencils!


Face & Body Stencils (Set of 110)

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
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