Mums’ DIY guide to Halloween FACE PAINTING

Want Halloween to be as fun for you as it is for the kids? Check out our London Mums’ DIY guide to Halloween face painting.

How to…Ghoulish Ghost

Step 1

Use the brush and the white face paint from Snazaroo’s Halloween Face Painting Kit to carefully outline the ghost shape, then fill in the outline while avoiding the lips and eyes.

Step 2

Take the green face paint from Snazaroo’s Halloween Face Painting Kit and use the tip of the brush to paint two eyes in the ghost’s head.

Step 3

Use the brush to outline the body and eyes with the black face paint from Snazaroo’s Halloween Face Painting Kit. Add eyebrows, pupils, a nose and a mouth and your little ghoul is ready to trick and treat!

How to…Little Vampire

Step 1

Using a WHITE face painting stick, draw fangs from each corner of the mouth.
Then with a RED face painting stick, add some drips of blood from each fang, carefully paint the lips, and a add a line at the outer corner of each eye.

Step 2

Using a BLACK face painting stick, draw exaggerated eyebrows and draw an upturned triangle at the hairline. Carefully outline each fang.

Step 3

Again using a BLACK face painting stick, draw bat shapes on the forehead and cheeks.

How to…Wicked Witch

Step 1

Using a damp sponge, apply a layer of Turqouise or Green paint all over the face as a base.

Step 2

With a brush, paint Lilac or Purple over the entire eyelid and eyebrow finishing in a point at the temple. Apply the same colour in a line under the eye sweeping down to a point at the top of the cheekbone. Paint the lips in the same shade.

Step 3

Using Black paint, create thick, bushy eyebrows by painting thick lines along the upper edge of the lilac shape around the eyes. Get creative by adding a moon, stars, a beauty spot, and even a cat, to complete the effect.
Finally, add some sparkle to the black areas by using silver glitter gel.


London Mums used Snazaroo, a brand which has taken the fear out of face painting… ah ah… with some terrific products to allow mum and dad to get their little ones ‘trick or treat ready’ with ease. They are non-toxic, hypoallergenic and easy to remove with soap and water and offer complete peace of mind for us mums. Snazaroo Halloween Face Painting Sticks are priced at £4.99 per kit.

Snazaroo’s Halloween Face Painting Kit are priced at £11.49, easy-to-use and include a choice of eight colours, a brush, a sponge and an inspirational step by step guide to help fire your imagination. With enough paint to create 50 faces, it’s also a great option for Halloween parties. For more information, including simple step by step guides, advice and the nearest stockist, visit

Alternatively, to download a fun and useful iPhone app with hints, tips, plus the chance to practise your face painting without even picking up a brush, visit

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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