If you have a little man dressing up as Spiderman this Halloween, you will enjoy this post!
Remember when you are painting a child’s face for Halloween, that perfection is not necessary. They won’t care, it will look great either way, AND chances are it will be messed up 30 minutes into trick or treating… so why make yourself crazy!?
Anyway, without further ado… here is how to do a Spiderman face.
First, pull the hair back with a head band. Yes, I know it’s a boy… just let him know it will only be for a few minutes. :)
Oh… and make sure he’s already in costume if anything has to go over his head!
Then, you will cover his entire face with red paint.
Once he’s completely covered, you can start on the eyes.
First, you will just make an outline of the black around the eyes. As you can see from the picture, it is kind of egg shaped, but pointed near the nose and going upward toward the hairline and pointed there as well. You can use the eyebrow as a boundary on the top.
Then, just fill all that in with the black. The eyelids and surrounding area need to be covered.
Have your sweet boy close his eyes for that part, obviously. How cute is this kid??
Anyway, next you will make a straight line down the center of his face, from hairline to chin. Make sure to include his lips in that line, too. Also, make another line across his face. It will run just below the black of the eyes and go across the bottom of the nose.
This next part is probably the most challenging. And I feel the need to remind you that this does not need to be perfect.
To really understand this part, look at the next picture. First make an “X” on the lines you made in the last picture. The top part of the x will go through his eyes, so you won’t see most of it. The bottom part of the x will go down on either side of his mouth.
Then, you will draw curved lines to make your web. Draw a curved line that goes from the center line. It will go halfway between the lines you drew in the last picture. Then, draw another curved line just like that one connecting it to the line that goes across his face. Keep doing that all the way around the outside of his face.
Then you will do 2 small curved lines near the inner top portion of his eyes.
Now, draw another layer of curved lines in the middle of his face, just inside the curved lines you have just finished. You will really only draw 4 of these. Two connecting the outer bottom part of his eye to the line across his face… and two just below that connecting the line across his face to the bottom part of the ‘x’ you drew.
And, finally, a line to outline the bottom part of his lip.
And, voila! You have spider man!
Oh, and remember how I said not to worry about being perfect because it’s just going to get messed up anyway? Check out the mouth on my son in the picture below. He had already started eating his candy! Still loves his face paint though!!
I hope this helps you!
If you try it out, please let me know how it went!