How to face paint an Easter chick: step-by-step guide
Follow our easy picture guide to create a face-painted Easter chick in minutes
Bring a little Easter fun into your house by turning your little chickadees into chicks with this lovely face-painting idea. And we've got easy, step-by-step guides 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 facepainters Sinead Ellams and Kelly Haldenby, both from our Top Testers Club: Sinead is the one painting her daughter's face in our step by step video, and Kelly provided the photo-step pics, with her daughter Luna as model.
Here's how to face-paint an Easter chick, step by step
- Face paints in the following colours: white, yellow, orange, black (see 4 of the best face paints for children, below)
- A medium brush
- A damp sponge
With white paint and a brush, carefully paint a high semi-circular shape above each eye, over the eyebrows and onto the forehead. Make sure your child keeps their eyes closed while you're painting!
With the yellow face paint, outline the white areas and then draw the outline of the chick's head. Add 3 tufts of feathers at the top of the chick's head (in the centre of your child's forehead) and 3 tufts at the sides (at the corner of your child's eyes) for little wings. Use the yellow paint and a damp sponge to fill the outline in.
4 of the best face paints for children
- Snazaroo Ultimate Party Pack Face Paint Kit, £13.74: Contains 12 2ml colour pots, 2 glitter gels, 4 sponges, 2 brushes and a face-painting guide. Age 3+
- Djeco Face Paint Set, £6: Contains 6 x 2ml face paints, a sponge and a brush. Age 3+
- BioKidd Natural Face Body Paint Wash, £23.90: Contains 10 x 10ml pots of paints, made with beeswax/clay/mineral-based ingredients and ready to use without wash. No brush supplied. Age 3+
- Galt Face Painting Set, £10.99: Contains 12 face paint discs, 2 brushes, 4 sponges, adhesive stencils and a guide. Age 5+
With the orange paint and a brush, draw a beak on your child's nose and a webbed foot at each corner of your child's mouth.
With the black paint, outline the whole chick shape, using a zig-zag line to create a fluffy effect. Outline the feet, and then the eyes, adding 3 flicks as eyelashes. Finally, outline the beak, adding two small 'c' shapes as nostrils.
And then you're done!
Pics: Kelly Haldenby. Video: Sinead Ellams. Video edit: Emily Longman Wall
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