Lion face paint

A lion can't be king of the jungle without his big nose, long whiskers and terrifying mouth! Follow our easy step-by-step lion face paint guide to turn your little angels into a big bad lion!

Lion face paint
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A lion can't be king of the jungle without his big nose, long whiskers and terrifying mouth! Follow our easy step-by-step lion face paint guide to turn your little angels into a big bad lion!

A lion can't be king of the jungle without his big nose, long whiskers and terrifying mouth! Follow our easy step-by-step lion face paint guide to turn your little angels into a big bad lion! They'll love growling like a ferocious beast at your jungle theme party!

Creating this look is easy with our simple instructions and can be achieved in just 3 easy steps. Armed with a bellowing growl and showing some teeth, your little cubs will soon be on the prowl!

To achieve the lion 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 lion face paint look you will need:

  • A pot of clean water

  • Water-based face paint in white, yellow, brown, black and red

  • 1 thick paintbrush

  • 1 thin paintbrush

  • Face painting sponges

Lion face paint: For the mouth and eyes

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Starting with a clean face, use a brush to apply white face paint around the eyes and mouth.

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Lion face paint: For the colour

Lion face paint

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Next, use a brush to apply yellow face paint to cover the whole face. Use a sponge to lightly dab brown face paint around the face to create a border.

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Lion face paint: To add the details

Lion face paint

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Take black face paint and use the brush to add the lion’s nose, mouth, whiskers and eyebrows, not forgetting a light mane around the whole face. Make sure you add a little splash of red paint to their bottom lip for their tongue!

Where to next?

- How to throw a jungle party

- 10 best princess costumes

- More kids' party themes

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