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

You'll need:

  • 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

Step 1

facepainting easter chick step 1

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!

Step 2

facepainting easter chick step 2

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

Step 3

facepainting easter chick step 3

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.

Step 4

facepainting easter chick step 4

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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