5 spooky Halloween face painting ideas for kids

Step-by-step face painting guides for turning your little ones into vampires, pirates, pumpkins and more this Halloween...


At Halloween, face painting is one of the easiest ways to get your child trick-or-treat ready.


So, with the help of experts Snazaroo, we’ve pulled together these simple step-by-step guides to creating scream-worthy ghosts, mini vampires and pumpkin faces. Paintbrushes at the ready?

What you’ll need…

  • Black, brown, white, red, orange and green face paints
  • Brush
  • Sponge
  • Bowl of water

Take a look at our 5 Halloween face paint ideas…

1. Ghost

This easy-to-follow guide will show you how to create this cute, but totally scary ghost in no time.

Follow our ghoulish ghost face painting tutorial here

2. Little vampire

If your child wants to be a baby Dracula for Halloween this year, make sure they do it right with this bat-tastic face paint idea.

Follow our little vampire face painting tutorial here

3. Pumpkin

Make your little pumpkin an actual little pumpkin with this bright, bold and unbeatable face paint idea – which will look great alongside any pumpkin costume.

Follow our little pumpkin face painting tutorial

4. Witch

witch face paint

Add a unique twist to a typical witches hat and broom, with this pretty (but eerie) blue and purple face paint!

Follow our witch face painting tutorial

5. Scary pirate

Complete their pirate costume with this easy-to-follow guide to the perfect eyebrows, eyepatch and beard.

Follow our scary pirate face painting tutorial


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