Leopard face paint

Looking for a fearsome look for your kids? They'll love becoming this amazing big cat, and you'll need is a few face paints to create the look at home...

Leopard face paint
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Looking for a fearsome look for your kids? They'll love becoming this amazing big cat, and you'll need is a few face paints to create the look at home...

They say a leopard never changes his spots, but we know better! Follow our easy step-by-step leopard face paint guide to turn your kids into this ferocious feline. This spotty leopard face paint look is perfect for a jungle party and can be achieved in just 3 steps. Armed with a toothy grin and a menacing stare, your little monsters will become truly terrifying!

To achieve the leopard face paint look, find a comfortable place to work and cover surfaces in case of any spillages. Water-based face paint is best as they wash off easily with soap and water, so no sore faces when the fun's over! Try Snazaroo's Ultimate Party Pack which has all the colours you'll need for our princess butterfly face painting look and plenty more fun party designs, from snazaroo.com (opens in new tab) (£17.49). Face paint is safe to use on most skin types, but always do a patch test of the paint on the back of your child's hand. If there is no reaction in an hour or so it should be safe to use.   To create the leopard face paint look you will need:    A pot of clean water    Water-based face paint in white, yellow, black and red    Cotton buds for any mistakes    1 thick paintbrush or sponge    1 thin paintbrush

Leopard face paint: For the base

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Starting with a clean face, use a damp sponge to cover the chin, lips, nose and upper eyelids with white face paint.

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Leopard face paint: For the colour

Leopard face paint

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Then use the sponge to add yellow face paint to the rest of the face.

How to throw a roaring jungle party!

Leopard face paint: For the spots

Leopard face paint

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Finally, use a thin paintbrush and the black face paint to carefully colour the lips, nose tip, whiskers, eyebrows and teeth. Use brown paint to create the spots (remember leopard spots aren't perfectly round) and outline them with flecks of black paint.

As a final detail, use a fine brush to add 2 sharp teeth to either side of the mouth with black paint, and paint the centre of the bottom lip red for added roar!

Where to next?

- How to throw a jungle party!

- Print our FREE jungle party invitations

- More kids' party ideas