How to Zebra Paint a Face

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How to Zebra Paint a Face
Zebras have black and white stripes. (zebra image by Henryk Olszewski from

Transform a face to look like a zebra with paint. The face paint design works well with a costume or alone. Use paint specifically made for face painting. Other types can contain ingredients that are toxic to the skin. It takes about 20-30 minutes to paint on the zebra design because you have to let the layer of white paint dry before applying the black paint. If you are painting the face of a child, give her something to read or watch to encourage her to hold still.

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Things you need

  • Two foam bowls
  • White and black face paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Make-up sponges

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  1. 1

    Pour each colour of paint into its own bowl.

  2. 2

    Dip the sponge into the white paint. Paint the entire face white. Let it dry.

  3. 3

    Dip the paintbrush into the black paint. Draw horizontal black stripes over the face. Paint the stripes different lengths.

  4. 4

    Paint the tip of the nose black.

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