How to Do Face Paintings of Scary Clowns

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How to Do Face Paintings of Scary Clowns
Scary clown faces terrify young and old. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Either you love clowns or you hate them. Certain people think clowns are funny while other people find them terrifying. Regardless of how you feel, a well-made scary clown face can conjure a chill in anyone. With the use of dark colours and the creation of a creepy smile, your clown face will be a success in frightening young and old.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Costume make-up kit
  • Make-up wedges
  • Fine-pointed paint brush

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  1. 1

    Apply the first coat of white base paint. Dip the sponge wedge into the white base paint. Apply the paint all over the face starting at the forehead and working your way down to the chin. Carefully apply the paint underneath the eyes. Keep the eyes closed while applying the paint to the eyelids and brow. Cover up the eyebrows with the paint, as well.

  2. 2

    Apply more base coat to the sponge wedge. Apply a second coat of base paint to the face. Start at the forehead and work your way down to the chin. Ensure that all the skin on the face is covered in white.

  3. 3

    Draw the eyebrows. With black paint on the fine-pointed, paint brush, draw on the eyebrows. Start the line at the middle of the crease of the nose and draw a large arch about 1 inch past where your original eyebrow sits and down to the other side of your eye. Repeat with the other eyebrow.

  4. 4

    Add the features. Apply black paint to the tip of the fine-pointed, paint brush. Draw a diagonal diamond over the eye. Begin the diamond above the middle of the drawn on eyebrow and draw to both corners of the eye. Finish the diamond by drawing lines from the corners of the eye to the top middle part of the cheek. Ensure that the diamond is drawn evenly. Fill in any thinly drawn lines with more black paint. Repeat the process on the other eye.

  5. 5

    Colour in the diamonds. Apply black paint to the fine-pointed paint brush. Carefully paint the inside of the diamond drawn around the eye. Repeat with the other eye to allow the first coat on the first eye to dry. Fill in any thinly painted areas of the first eye with black paint. Repeat with the other eye.

  6. 6

    Paint the mouth. Wash off the fine-pointed, paint brush and apply red paint to the brush. Paint a red oval around your mouth using your lips as a guide. Start above the middle of the lips and draw around. Fill in the inside of the oval with red paint. Trace a black line around the outside of the red oval.

  7. 7

    Make the teeth. Paint a horizontal white box over your lips. Colour in the box with white. Trace around the horizontal white box with black. Paint two rows of small black boxes in the white horizontal box to represent teeth. Do not colour in the boxes.

  8. 8

    Paint the nose. Apply red paint to the paint brush and paint a circle of red on the tip of the nose.

Tips and warnings

  • Drip fake blood down the mouth for a scarier look.
  • Always use hypoallergenic, non-toxic paint.

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