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How To Do Face Painting: The Butterfly

How To Do Face Painting: The Butterfly

Face painting is one of the most fun and popular activities on the children's party circuit today. Here's how to paint a beautiful, full-face butterfly.

Step 1: Paint The Outline

Choose 2 colors for your butterfly. Take the darkest color, and paint the outline of the wings, so that they go to the edge of the face. Use a medium-sized brush.

Step 2: Fill In The Blank

Take the light color and fill in the top and bottom segment of each wing, leaving the middle (the cheeks) unpainted. Then take the dark color and paint the cheek. Blend the two colors well.

Step 3: Add The Body

Using black or another dark color, paint the body of the butterfly on the nose, with a circle for the head just above the body, on the forehead. Paint in swirly antennae on the forehead. Use a finer brush for the antennae.

Step 4: Flyaway Details

You can stop here, or you can get more detailed. Using the same color as the body of the butterfly, accentuate the inside of the wings. Add dots and using a light color, highlight the body with white. And for a final flourish, add glitter on the lips with special glitter paint.