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Halloween face painting designs for kids
Make Sure ...
... you use good quality paint to save yourself from allergies and rashes. A paint that is not good quality will not only harm your skin, but also ruin your festive mood.
Children are fond of Halloween because they get to dress as their favorite character and go trick-or-treating. With so many costumes to choose from, it is always a challenge to outdo their costumes from last year. Well, how about adding a little more to their costume? Apart from the entire ensemble, painting their faces can also bring a freshness to their outfit. Halloween's just around the corner, and you must be looking for some easy Halloween face painting for kids. You can now choose from popular stencils mentioned below. If you're choosing a design for your child, make sure you show him all the options, and let him take a pick himself.

Note ~ Click on your favorite stencil to download it. Cut out the eyes and lips' shapes, along with the dotted lines given on the stencils. Place the ready stencil over the face and paint in the hollow spaces.

* Masks for Boys *
Batman
Batman Mask


Joker
Joker Mask


Clown
Clown Mask


Skull
Skull Mask


Spider
Spider Mask

* Masks for Girls *
Butterfly
Butterfly Mask


Catwoman
Catwoman Mask


Princess
Princess Mask


Pumpkin
Pumpkin Mask


Witch
Witch Mask


Points to Remember

• Since you're going to apply paint on your face, use good quality paint.
• Make sure you are not allergic to the paint. Hence, do a small test on your forearm before applying the paint on the face.
• Keep your eyes and mouth closed when applying the paint. You don't want to get any paint in them.

History Lesson

Halloween dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samahain. The Celts who lived in the area, which is now known as Ireland, celebrated their new year in November. Halloween was celebrated on October 31, the day which marked the end of summer and harvest with the beginning of a cold, dark winter. The Celts believed that on the New Year's night the boundary between the world of the living and the world of the dead became obnubilated. This helped the dead to return to Earth and cause trouble, damaging crops and human death. The people visited the 'Druids' (Celtic priests) to make predictions about the future and carry out religious rituals. The Druids built large bonfires, burned crops and animals on the sacred pyres. The Celts wore costumes made of animal hide and skin, and celebrated the day. In 800 AD, Christianity had spread to the Celtic lands.

During the 7th century, Pope Boniface IV declared 1st November as All Saints' Day to honor saints and martyrs. The festival was called All Hallows', and the night before it as All Hallows' Eve. A thousand years later, the Church declared 2nd November as the 'All Souls' Day'. Thus, the Halloween night came to be celebrated with big bonfires, parades, and people dressed in Halloween costumes like angels, saints, and the devil.

There are many professionals who paint faces with Halloween stencils at a nominal rate. Before hiring someone, you can try a few designs yourself. It does not have to be perfect, just scary enough to look appropriate for your kid's Halloween look. Happy Halloween to all the little witches and devils. Have fun 'trick or treating'.