Face Painting: How to Create Your Own Face Painting Pattern

Free face painting patterns are as close as your fingertips and your imagination. You should first try practicing drawing and coloring your ideas onto paper first. If your mind is drawing a blank canvas, let your fingers do the walking through the huge expanse of the internet world.

Many family oriented web sites include crafts and fun sections for your enjoyment. If you want to collaborate with other moms and dads and make some new friends, join an online parenting group. Those who participate in theses types of online get-togethers are usually extremely helpful and friendly. You may be surprised at how many talented mothers are out there who are willing to provide support, encourage, and share their own adventures in face painting. Many will be happy to direct you to their favorite sources for free face painting patterns.

Here are some suggestions for supplies: A bowl of clean water, 3 paint brushes (from tiny detail, medium size, and a wider flat end), 3 face sponges (do not clean with alcohol, this can cause bacterial growth), Cloth for the painter’s lap Basic colors, plus orange, gray, and purple if you can’t mix your own, Paper towels, Face painting patterns, Wet wipes (antibacterial is better), A display of your work

If you know an art teacher, you could ask him or her for helpful ideas for free face painting patterns. Preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, school librarians, even Sunday school teachers would know what the kids today like in characters. A friend who enjoys painting as a hobby are all good sources to check for ideas. They would have access to books and magazines with pictures that would help prod the imagination.

A bunny face is a simple face painting pattern to follow as well. The most relevant feature would be the buck teeth, followed by the whiskers. If you want a mouse pattern, this is easy to follow. Use a dot of paint to accent the nose. Place tiny dots atop each side of the top lip, apply whiskers coming away from the dots towards each cheek area. If you want a little more pizzazz, add darkened eyebrows, maybe creating funny shapes for them.

An unusual pattern that isn’t overused here in the United States is the panda face. It’s best when used with a base of white over the whole face, big black spots surrounding the eye area, a black spot covering the end of the nose, black lips, and a black line from the base of the nose to the top lip. Then dot some small black spots over the lip area under each nostril. Add a set of fake ears and you’re good to go!

Even when using face painting patterns rather than freestyle take care when painting around the eye area. Besides it being a sensitive area with thinner skin and not wanting to get too close to the eye itself with the paint, a squirmy recipient could create a poke in the eye with your brush if you aren’t paying close attention.

For supplies you could try a costume and face painting store.