How to Face Paint a Clown
Face painting has been a favorite form of entertainment for kids and adults alike at parties and events. And when it comes to classic face painting designs, the clown is an all-time favorite. Whether you’re a professional face painter or just a parent looking to give your child a fun experience, this step-by-step guide will help you create the perfect clown face paint in no time.
1. Face paint in white, red, and black
2. Face paint brushes (a flat brush and a round brush)
3. Disposable sponges
4. Baby wipes or makeup remover wipes
5. A cup of water for rinsing brushes
6. Paper towels
7. A mirror
Step 1: Prepare the skin
First, ensure that the person’s face is clean and free from any makeup, dirt or oil. You can use baby wipes or makeup remover wipes to gently cleanse the face.
Step 2: Apply white base
Using a disposable sponge, apply a thin layer of white face paint over the entire face as a base color, avoiding the eye area. Make sure the coverage is even and there are no visible streaks.
Step 3: Paint the eyes
Switch to your round brush and dampen it slightly with water. Then dip it into the black face paint. Carefully outline the shape of two large circles around the eyes and fill them in with black color. Ensure that both circles are even in size and shape.
Step 4: Create red nose
Dip another round brush in red paint and create a small circle on the tip of the person’s nose. Fill it in with red paint until you achieve full coverage.
Step 5: Draw red cheeks
Using the same round brush and red paint, draw two half-circles on each cheekbone area to create that signature clown look. Lightly blend the edges with your fingers to soften the lines and create a more natural, blended appearance.
Step 6: Paint the mouth
Take a flat brush and outline the shape of a large smile reaching from one cheek to the other, just below the red cheeks. Fill in the area between the outline with black paint. Add red vertical lines at each corner of the mouth to simulate laughter lines. You can also use the same brush to paint white on top of black for teeth.
Step 7: Add any additional details (optional)
Get creative and add any exciting personal touches like colorful dots or stars around the eyes, eyebrows or forehead using different colors of face paint. These extra details can make the clown face even more unique and fun.
Step 8: Admire your work
Show the person their transformed face in a mirror – they’ll soon be ready to clown around and enjoy their party or event!
Remember that practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if your first try doesn’t turn out perfect. With some patience, practice, and passion for face painting, you’ll master your clown design in no time. Happy painting!