Turn your child into the Easter bunny with face paints! We've got an easy, step-by-step guide to show you how to do it for your child just like the professional face painters do: you can either watch our how-to video (above) or follow our photo steps (below).


Huge (Easter) hat tip to ace face painters Fi Jennings and Emma Rodgers, both from our Top Testers Club community: Fi is the one painting her son Hamza's face in our step-by-step video, and Emma provided the photo-step pics, with her daughter Mya as model.

You'll need:

  • Face paints in the following colours: white, pink, black (see 4 of the best face paints for children, below)
  • A medium brush
  • A damp sponge

Here's how to face-paint an Easter bunny, step by step...

Step 1: Create a bunny-shaped base

how to facepaint an easter bunny step 1

With the sponge and the white paint, create a bunny-shaped base over your child's nose, eyelids, lower forehead, cheeks and top lip. Dab a little white paint over the middle of your child's lower lip.

Step 2: Outline the base in pink

how to face paint an easter bunny step 2

With the brush and the pink paint, carefully draw 2 large arches, one over each of your child's eyes. Pop a dot on their nose. Then, use the sponge and the pink paint to create a rosy edge to the cheeks.

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Step 3: Draw on the details in black

how to face paint an easter bunny step 2

With the brush and black paint, draw on the whiskers and eye details. Draw an upside-down triangle between the top lip and nose, and then fill it in. Outline the pink dot on the nose with a heart shape. Add 2 'teeth' by drawing a vertical line in the middle of the white paint on your child's lower lip. You might want to paint the rest of the lower lip pink, too, to make the teeth stand out.

And you're done!

Pics: Emma Rodgers. Video: Fi Jennings. Video edit: Janet Mtima


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