Three fun animal themed face painting looks

One of the most fun aspects of face painting is that it allows you to completely transform into something else for the day. With face painting, you can even temporarily become a member of the animal kingdom. Many animal looks can be applied simply and quickly, using just a few colors. Animal themed faced painting gives an artist plenty of creative leeway, and you can apply paint to your subject’s entire face, or an animal look can often be achieved with the application of just a few facial highlights. These looks are a huge crowd pleaser for any professional face painter or a fun idea for a kid’s birthday or Halloween party.


One of the simplest ways to save time while creating a tiger look is to use a stencil. Using an airbrush or sponging, Kool Kat Stencil Eyes comes in three pieces, and you can use all three or achieve a half-face look with a single stencil piece. Your tigers will shimmer with the addition of glitter on the finished design or by using a metallic paint, like Global Pearl Colors as a base.Rainbow cakes will help you make fast multicolored tigers. Make sure those stripes go from thin to thick and all aim in towards the center of the face between the eyes.


Butterflies are a popular choice among ladies of every age, and the winged beauties are a fun option Try adding texture with TAP Face Painting Stencils. You can combine your stencils with rainbow cakes with a variety of coordinating colors as well as black paint and white glitter for the accents. Simply swipe the rainbow cake with a sponge and all the intricate colors will appear in just one stroke.

because they can be nearly any color and size. Butterfly patterns can take up a subject’s entire face or applied just around the eyes. For face painters on the go, a butterfly pattern can be achieved easily with the

Sea Monster

Knowing a good lizardy monster design will keep those little boys so happy. I use solid colors or one stroke cakes to make my scary little monsters. The TAP stencil Scales is perfect for adding scales to a lizard like monster. Here are some links to some youtube demo videos that I made showing how to do some wild beasts!

One Stroke Green Monster Demo

Half Face Monster

No matter the occasion, animal themed face painting is enjoyable for all ages, and artists can create fun animal looks quickly and easily with just a few brush strokes and a little creativity. What are your favorite animal looks? Leave us a comment with your great ideas!

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