Bring a little Easter fun into your house by turning your little chickadees into chicks with this lovely face-painting idea. We’ve got a step-by-step guide to show you how to do it for your child just like the professional face painters do…
- 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
Here’s how to face-paint an Easter chick for your child…
First, paint the eyes
- 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 all the time.
Then paint the chick shape
- With the yellow face paint, outline the white areas and then draw the outline of the chick.
- 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.
- Fill the outline in – a damp sponge will help here.
4 of the best face paints for children
- Snazaroo Ultimate Party Pack Face Paint Kit, £19.99: Contains 10 1ml colour pots, 2 glitter gels, 4 sponges, 2 brushes and a face-painting guide. Age 3+
- Little Brian Face Paint Sticks, £19.99: Contains 24 colour sticks that twist up and down like a glue stick and include metallic and day-glo shades. Also comes with a brush and a booklet of 12 face-painting ideas. Age 3+
- BioKidd Natural Face Body Paint Wash, £22.90: Contains 10 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, £13: Contains 7 paints in a palette, 5 paint sticks, 2 brushes, 2 sponges, stencils and a guide. Age 5+
Next, add the outlines
- With the orange paint and a brush, draw a beak on your child’s nose and a foot at each corner of your child’s mouth.
- Outline the whole chick shape with black paint, using a zig-zag shape to create a fluffy effect.
- Outline the feet, and then the eyes, adding three flicks as eyelashes.
- Outline the beak, adding two small ‘c’ shapes as nostrils.
And then you’re done!