Cat costumes are a popular choice for children of all ages. With a little ingenuity and some basic make-up supplies, it's possible to create fun, silly or scary cat faces on your kids. Before creating your cat face, discuss with your child what kind of cat they'd like to be. This will help you choose what colours and designs to use to create just the cat your kid wants.
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Things you need
- Halloween make-up
- Face paints
- Skinny make-up brush
- Make-up sponge
Apply the make-up for the cat face using a make-up sponge, starting from the nose and working outward. The colour you use will depend on what kind of cat your child wants to be. A light brown, followed by streaks of black and darker browns, can be a tabby-cat face. You can use a grey or white foundation, with streaks of black and brown, or leave it one flat colour. The options are only limited by your child's imagination. If you apply streaks of colour, use a sponge to feather them and make them look more realistic, like fur.
Paint an upside-down triangle nose using black or pink face paints or Halloween make-up and fill it in. Using a black eyeliner, draw a line from the centre of the nose to the top of the upper lip. Paint the lips in black with face paint, curving them up or down depending on whether you're painting a happy or scared cat. Add some black dots between the nose and the mouth on both sides of the upper lip with the black eyeliner.
Draw whiskers using a skinny make-up brush with face paints, Halloween make-up or black eyeliner. Start at the nose and draw them up and out onto the cheeks. What colour you choose for the whiskers depends on what colours you used for the foundation and what contrasts best with that colour. For a light-coloured foundation, you can add black or brown whiskers, but for a black foundation, white whiskers will stand out best. Start out skinny and feather them slightly. It's easy to make them wider, but once they're on, you can't make them thinner without messing up the foundation make-up.
Outline eyes using an eyeliner pencil in black or brown in a cat shape. Watch the eyes when applying the make-up and keep it away from eyelids on kids with sensitive eyes. Use a sponge or brush to fill in the shape with black or brown face paint. Evaluate your look and make any adjustments to your design.
Tips and warnings
- Be careful using eye make-up on children who have allergies. Be sure and test before using.
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