Parenting.com features instructions for 10 face painting designs, including a mermaid, tiger and dragon. The designs are simple, with each one consisting of two to five steps. Videos and written instructions are included beside photographs of the finished designs.
Snazaroo.com recommends testing face paint on a child's wrist to ensure that there is no allergic reaction. If possible, apply lighter colors before dark colors. Paint in even, continuous strokes. If there is time, add multiple coats of paint to give the color a deeper finish.
Oil-based face paints may smear, and they can clog pores. Nontoxic glitter gives a sparkly finish to a painted face.