How to Paint a Rabbit Face

Updated February 21, 2017

Face painting can make a really fun addition to a children's party, particularly at Easter. One of the adults could even be painted to be the Easter bunny, hand out candy or lead a treasure hunt for chocolate eggs. Face painting is a relatively simple, cheap and effective way to create the rabbit look, and if you master the art of the rabbit you could try other similar animal designs.

Use the black crayon or eyeliner pencil to draw two large ovals, one around each eye. Go right above the eyebrow and to around halfway down the cheeks.

Draw a curved line coming outward from the oval you have just drawn on the left-hand side. Make it into a semicircle, drawing it so it ends at the corner of the mouth on the left-hand side.

Repeat step 2 on the right-hand side. This should now give you an idea of how the rabbit's face will look.

Draw two long rectangular teeth, starting on the bottom lip. Make sure they come right down to the chin.

Mix on a plastic lid or palette the red and white paint together to make a pink colour. Paint a pink circle on the tip of the nose.

Cover your brush in white paint and fill in the oval shapes you made around the eyes. Fill in the teeth area that you outlined with the same white colour.

Cover your brush with black paint and draw a small black triangle just over the top lip. Fill in so it is completely black.

Mix together a little black and white paint to create a grey colour. With this colour fill in the "cheek" area that you outlined earlier. Make the grey colour continue to about half way up the oval eyes.

Cover the tip of your cosmetic sponge in brown and carefully cover the rest of the face area in this colour. Make sure you don't go over the teeth or eyes.

Use the black crayon or eyeliner to draw whiskers. Start just at the bottom edges of the nose and go right to the edge of the cheeks.

Use the black crayon or pencil again, close eyes and draw a thick black vertical line from the top of the eyelid to near the bottom of the oval you have drawn. You should now have a completed rabbit face.


Keep an old towel and wet cloth handy to clean up any mistakes or smudges.


Only use face paints that have been made specifically for that purpose. Ordinary paint can be toxic and cause skin and eye irritation.

Things You'll Need

  • Brown face paint
  • White face paint
  • Black face crayon or eyeliner
  • Black face paint
  • Brown face paint
  • Red face paint
  • Two smooth brushes
  • Plastic lid or paint palette
  • Glass of water (if paints are water soluable)
  • Cosmetic Sponge
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Zoe Van-de-Velde began writing in 1990 and contributes to eHow and Answerbag. Van-de-Velde has a Bachelor of Arts & Humanities in media and English from DeMontfort University. She is currently studying for a Master of Arts in creative media arts specializing in digital photography at the London South Bank University.