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10 Best Easy Halloween Face Paint Ideas That Even Un-Artistic Parents Can Attempt

If you can't sew, try to paint!

Whether Halloween is your favorite holiday or you can’t wait until the fake cobwebs and Jack-o'-lanterns are packed up for the season, there’s something undeniably special about going all out on the 31st — especially when it comes to costumes. Your kids probably have the idea, the costume, and the props all set, but if you really want to take things to the next level, finish off that look with some easy Halloween face paint ideas. (Don't worry: We didn't forget about you. We have some makeup ideas for adults, too.) Just add face paint!

Melted Ice Cream Face Paint

Forget the donut trend: It doesn’t get much sweeter than ice cream face paint, complete with yellow sprinkles to top off the look. See more at The Love Notes Blog »

Scary Skull Face Paint

Skip the whole-face makeup, but keep the menacing mug with this skull-inspired look, which centers around one eye and uses just two colors. See more at Fantastic Face Painting »

Jack Skellington Face Paint

Your tween-ager will look like he just stepped off the set of The Nightmare Before Christmas with this Jack Skellington face paint, which comes together surprisingly fast. See more at Happiness Is Homemade »

Little Red Riding Hood Face Paint

The wolf may have gotten a swipe in, but he's no match for this Halloween-ified version of Little Red Riding Hood. See more at Kellz Makeup and Body Art »

'The Incredibles' Face Paint

An Incredibles-inspired mask is a great way to add some extra dimension to their Mr. Incredible or Elastigirl costume. See more at Colorful Day Events »

Flames Face Paint

Here’s another way to make a big impact without much makeup — this time using red, yellow and black to create a look that’s sure to light things up. See more at Marvelous Masks »

Cat in the Hat Face Paint

The nose and whiskers on this Cat in the Hat costume couldn’t be easier to do. It only takes one color!. See more at Desert Chica »

Sugar Skull Face Paint

Break out all the colors in your paint box to create this super-cute sugar skull. See more at Kait Nichole on YouTube »

Darling Dracula Face Paint

Turn your little one into Dracula with some simple arched eyebrows and strategically-placed fangs. See More at “Z” Face & Body Art »

Spiderwebs Face Paint

From the spiderwebs on the forehead to the cool purple lipstick and eyeshadow, this look is a creative take on traditional Halloween themes. See more at The Artful Event »


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