Face-painting is fun for all ages, and Spiderman is an easy and very popular character to paint on the face of boys or girls. (It is perfectly safe for most children, unless they are allergic to the face paint.) Here's how to transform an ordinary face to look like Spiderman.
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Things you need
- Face paint in red, black and white
- Paint brush, small to medium
- Applicator sponges
Tell the child to close his eyes. Using a sponge, dab on white face paint to cover the eye area in a circle. Make the circle about two to three inches above and below the eye. (It doesn’t have to be perfect because the red will go over some of the white paint in the next step.)
Use a new sponge for the red face paint. Apply red paint to the entire face from the chin line to the forehead, excluding the eye. (Leave room for the eye area to be shaped as you like: circular, oval or in a teardrop shape like Spiderman's.)
Make a black asterisk on the face of Spiderman, using a medium brush and black paint. Start at the forehead. Make a straight line from the hairline down the bridge of the child's nose, ending at the bottom of her chin. Paint a horizontal line just under the eyes, then make an X to finish the asterisk.
Outline the eyes with black paint. Make the eyes of Spiderman round or teardrop-shaped. Since you already have a few lines drawn, it's easiest to enclose the eye area in a teardrop shape as shown in the picture.
Finish making the web design. In-between each of the straight lines of the asterisk, make arcs or half-moon lines to complete the Spiderman web on the face. Use your own judgment whether you would like to connect the ends of the lines or leave them unconnected.
Tips and warnings
- Speak with the parents ahead of time to find out if the child has sensitive skin.
- If a child has sensitive skin, do a spot test to determine if the skin breaks out with the face paint.
- Most face paints sold in stores are water-based and can be easily removed with a mild soap and water, or even baby wipes.