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31 Exciting Halloween Face Painting Ideas for Kids


When it comes to kids and Halloweens, face painting is always a sure hit. From superheroes, fairy princesses, animals, to favorite cartoon characters, this is a spooktacular and bootiful idea for a Halloween get-up. We’ve gathered a list of the best Halloween face painting ideas just for the little ones without requiring professional face painting skills.

1. Puppy Dog Face Paint

A perfect idea for kids who love animals (puppies).


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2. Dragon Face Painting

Who says kids only want to be knights with swords and shining armor?


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3. Snake Face Paint

Slithering snakes can also be a fun idea for Halloween face paint, don’t you think?


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4. Ladybug Face Paint

As much as snakes, ladybugs can also be an adorable face paint.


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5. Frozen Face Paint

Let your child’s inner Elsa out! Try this chilling Frozen-inspired look!


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7. Hello Kitty Face Paint

Everyone can surely recognize this classic look. Besides, who doesn’t know Hello Kitty?


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8. Ninja Turtle

This is perfect along with his three other turtle friends! Share this look with your sibling or a friend.


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9. Purple Floral Face Paint

A simple yet elegant choice.


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10. Elsa’s Crown

Channel your inner Queen Elsa with this look! Finish it off with a sheer blue gown and you’re ready to go!


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11. Elsa-inspired Face Paint

Crown’s a bit simple? Try to add other details for additional flair.


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12. Spider-Man

Ah yes, the iconic friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Complete this look with a spidey costume and you’re all set!


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13. Shark

Want a different face paint? Try this sharktastic look and you’ll be amazed.


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14. Red Heart Face Paint

You don’t have to be scary or anything ghoulish for Halloween.


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Halloween’s not just about black and orangey tones, it can also be colorful.


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16. Dragonfly Face Paint

For added flair and effect, apply glitter to the wings to make it pop!


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17. Pirate

Cop this look with a pirate’s hat and a fake claw hand for added realism.


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18. Butterfly

I bet every girl would like this as face paint. For added effect, use gems and rhinestones!


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19. Flower

A great choice for little girls who have a sweet spot for gardens and roses!


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20. Scary Skeleton

A classic Halloween look for every trickster out there.


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21. Witch

Paint your child’s face green, add a pointy hat and a broom and you’re ready to fly!


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22. Vampire

A staple in every Halloween face paint. Don’t forget to put on some fake fangs for a more realistic effect!


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23. Musical Notes

This is for every kid with a musical bone in their body.


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24. Pumpkin

You can finish this look by painting in a green stalk and leaves, that is if you’re feeling artistic and confident.


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25. Zombie

Halloween doesn’t have to be dead-serious (pun intended).


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26. Bat Mask

If your child is feeling like Batman, then you should definitely try out this look.


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27. Football

Every child who dreams of being an athlete would definitely want this face paint.


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28. Clown

Create a spooky yet funny vibe with this look. Finish the look with a balloon.


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29. Cat Face Paint

You can literally see this on every child’s face on Halloween. Add some cat ears/headband for added flair.


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30. Hulk

Cop off this green adorable monster as face paint for Halloween!


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31. Little Red Riding Hood

The Big Bad Wolf will be a no-match for this Halloween-ified version of Little Red.


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