Anita from Huckleberries Parties has given us her top tips for creating the perfect Skeleton Face for Halloween.

Halloween Face Paint- Create a Skeleton Face


Before you get started get all your equipment together.  You will need, wet wipes, kitchen roll, good quality make-up sponges, brushes (large and small)  HOT TIP – Fibre brushes produce a better quality face paint design than synthetic,  if you’re going to do a few faces it might be worth the investment in some good quality brushes.

Have a pot of water handy (mix with a little surgical spirit for hygiene purposes).  Put a little into a spray water bottle to continuously cleanse your brushes.

Paint Colours – White, black and grey (a mix of white and black is sufficient)

We recommend using Snazaroo- Ghost & Skull Facepaint Kit

Skeleton Face Paint Kit

STEP ONE        

Sit yourself comfortably at the same level as your subject with them  directly facing you and ensure their face is clean  

STEP TWO          

Use a headband to hold the hair back from their face whilst you work.


Start process on left hand side of face if you are right handed and vice versa as this will be your most difficult area, then any imperfections can be matched more easily on the other side of the face



STEP FOUR         

  • Begin with your base colour white.  
  • Dip sponge into your water (wet only a small corner, no need for paint all over the sponge) and apply gently to full face. Remember you can add more easily than remove.
  • Starting with one side of the face, cover sufficiently, just to edges and just below hairline


 Using large brush, dip in water, again not too wet, then add black face paint.   

TOP TIP – Work your way down the face to prevent touching lower colours with your hand when trying to paint above, always work downwards.

  •  Apply black around each eye, like an eye patch, in one complete circle. 
  • Go above eyebrow slightly and just below eye.  No need to paint over eyelid, you will get the effect with just a simple circle on each eye. 
  • Smudge a little once complete with a small clean sponge, no water, to create a grey blend effect.



 With a small brush draw uneven downward lines on forehead to create veins. 


 Still using the small brush, create teeth simply by painting small black squares above and below lips.  No need to paint on to lips as this may smudge anyway.




About Huckleberries Parties

Huckleberries Parties are always a great success we'll stop at nothing to ensure you get exactly what you want, and make your childs party special. From childrens parties, discos, to face painting or promotional parties we have a solution. We regularly appear at many local events in the North Yorkshire area, The Yorkshire Show, Countryside Live in Harrogate, Ripon Races and also at a variety of charity events for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, St Michael’s Hospice, Harewood House, Bolton Abbey and Sainsbury’s. Our entertainment is tailored to suit the needs of children of all ages. We provide all your music, dancing, party games and prizes at your children’s party. All you need to do is provide your party tea. What could be easier….


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