Let’s Get Spidey!
With the beloved Spider-Man returning once again in the latest 2021 film Spider-Man: No Way Home, many of your little ones will be desperate to recreate their look and transform into their favourite superhero with some fab spiderman face painting ideas.
That’s why the team at SlotsUp have compiled a list of Spider-Man face painting designs to emulate and the simple steps you’ll need to follow to create them at home.
First things first, you’ll need to have the right equipment to hand if you want to really get those ‘spidey-senses’ tingling.
Face Paints: There are a variety of face painting brands out there, but we recommend choosing a well-known brand like Snazaroo. Not only do they have a range of colours available, but they are also kind to your child’s skin and pretty quick at drying.
Sponges: Face paint sponges are necessary for creating a base layer of colour for almost any design. They are also really good for dabbing paint around the eyes without applying too much wetness. You can get some sponges on Amazon for as little as £2.90.
Paint Brushes: It’s good to have a variety of different sized paintbrushes to hand, as having brushes of varying thicknesses will help you to create different levels of detail.
A Water Tub or Rinse Well: If you are just face painting for the occasion, then a water tub will do the job for cleaning paint out of your sponges or brushes. However, if you’re looking to face paint more regularly, a brush cleaning appliance like a Rinse Well can be bought on Amazon for £26.00.
Kitchen Roll: It’s also good to have some kitchen roll to hand to dry your brushes and really wipe off any excess paint that might be left on a brush after washing.
The Mini Spider-Man
Difficulty rating: Very easy
the first of our spiderman face painting ideas is the Mini Spider-Man.
A quick and easy way to turn your child into Spider-Man! This simple face painting look is perfect for little ones that want to get into character, but won’t sit still for very long or don’t like paint over their eyes, nose or mouth.
Use a thick brush to create the red base shape, as using a sponge won’t give you as much control over the shape.
Allow the red paint to fully dry before painting the web over the top as the colours will mix and become distorted.
Use an extra-fine brush to create your spider, and apply less pressure to your brush stroke at the ends of the legs to create the effect of them getting thinner.
The Spider-Man Mask
Difficulty rating: Easy
The Spider-Man Mask has everything a Spider-Man fan could want from their face painting, with cobwebs, a spider and most important of all – a red superhero mask. This look requires slightly more time to create than The Mini Spider-Man, but again it is a great design for small children that don’t like paint over their eyes, nose and mouth.
- Before using a sponge to apply the base layer of red paint to the face and neck, use a thin paintbrush and some white paint to outline the area around the eyes that will be filled in white.
- If your child has dark eyebrows you might need to apply a second layer of white paint to the eyes using your sponge.
- To create the spider web, use the tip of a thin paintbrush and very little pressure on your brushstrokes.
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The Full Spider-Man
Difficulty rating: Medium
The Full Spider-Man with its giant spider web is the ultimate face painting style for children wanting to look just like their favourite superhero. This design is better for slightly older children, as not only will it be more time consuming, but the paint will cover the eyes, nose and mouth.
This is one of m favourite spiderman face painting ideas because of its coverage!
Before using a sponge to apply the base layer of red paint to the face and neck, use a thin paintbrush and some white paint to outline the area around the eyes that will be filled in white.
If your child has dark eyebrows you might need to apply a second layer of white paint to the eyes using your sponge.
To create the spider web, use the tip of a thin paintbrush and very little pressure on your brushstrokes.
The Decorative Spider-Man
Difficulty rating: Medium to hard
Onto the final of our spiderman face painting ideas.
For those ‘Spidey fans’ looking for a more creative design to have painted on their face, then the Decorative Spider-Man is the look for you. Despite the design only covering half of the face, there are lots of elements of detail for a more artistic look.
Use a face painting sponge to gently dab a layer of red paint on the face to create the base and a white section around the eye.
To create the circular spotty pattern, if you have a steady hand you can do it freehand with a paintbrush, or you can use a piece of card to create a stencil and dab it gently with a sponge.
Using white paint, you can add more detail to your black web and spiders body to highlight particular areas or finish with some glitter for a more sparkly look.
Article, ideas and all photos courtesy of: SlotsUp