This balloon skateboard is nice and easy, except for those finicky tulip twists. There must be a secret to them that I don’t get. The design comes from Out-of-This-World Balloon Creations by Shar Levine & Michael Ouchi. I’ll make a figure to go with the skateboard tomorrow.
This is a very easy snake to make, but it looks fancy because of the spiraled body and floppy tongue. Instructions on Youtube. If you can’t inflate the balloon by mouth, you can wrap the balloon around a child’s fingers and blow it up that way. There are other methods for getting a curly balloon–maybe […]
This is my go-to sword for line work–it’s quick, easy, and it generally stays put. If it does come apart, the kids can fix it themselves. Instructions are on Youtube. I recommend locking the little bubble of balloon sticking out of the handle by wrapping it in an alternate direction around the joint, and making […]
I like how the baseball cap looks–like something you’d see in a cartoon. It’s quite quick and easy. Directions in this Youtube video.
This shark can be made very easily from a gray and white split cake. Try it! Save
I painted this lizard design on myself from a Wolfe brothers book. It took me a long time, but that’ s because I don’t trust myself and I’m kind of a perfectionist. I wouldn’t recommend this design for long lines! Save
Here’s a fairly simple gecko that will please the boys. The body shape can change depending on how the gecko is moving, so it’s a lot more forgiving of painting inconsistencies.
This is supposed to look like a bicycle ran over his face. Some people make tire tracks that look like a car did the running over. Use a square brush to make the tread marks. Boys love this look!
This was the first Batman mask I ever did. I’ve since discovered that you do not want to cover the child’s face with yellow paint. It has a nasty tendency to tinge the skin yellow for a day or two. Save
Boys, girls and even teenagers love having silly facial hair painted on themselves. Why, I don’t know. I just know it’s a fact. Have fun experimenting with different mustaches, goatees, full beard, and crazy eyebrows! Save
I believe this mask design is also from Mama Clown. It’s very popular with the boys who alternately call it a monster or a dinosaur. Save
Here’s another cool design for the boys. I can’t remember where I got the idea for this one. It’s an awfully cute little rocket, though! Save
This is a cutesy dragon mask for young boys (or girls). Use a split cake to achieve the mixture of gold and green, or whatever colors you want to use. Save
Here’s a robot that I painted on my son several years ago. It’s fairly simple, you just have to make sure the child will sit still long enough for you to finish. Save
I painted this on my husband back when I first started face painting. If you look closely you’ll see that the lines are not very elegant. Still, I was pretty pleased with the results. It’s meant to resemble a Day of the Dead Skull. It may make some people squeamish, but if you know anything […]
This is another one of my most popular designs. I call it the Spiderfly–half Spider-Man, half butterfly. The boys like it a lot!
Here’s another option for Spider-Man. To keep Spider-Man a little more practical, only do half the face, so the kids can still eat. Save
I painted this design quite awhile ago for a contest. It’s my take on Spider-Man 2099. My husband knows all bout Spider-Man; I do not. If you encounter a huge Spidey fan while painting, they might appreciate this design. Save
This is a boat design that I practiced from Three Minute Cheek Art by Roberta Mandella. It’s a fun little book with some impressive cheek art. Save
Some Batman cheek art for the boys out there! Save