Rainbow Butterfly Face Paint Tutorial

Rainbow Butterfly Face Paint Tutorial

Rainbow Butterfly Face Paint Tutorial 550 693 Consie Sindet

The look on a child’s face the first time they see themselves in the mirror after they have been face painted is priceless! There are many parents who would love to be the one that puts that smile on their child’s face, so I thought I would give you a little help by teaching you a simple butterfly face paint!
Tutorial to create a beautiful Rainbow Butterfly Face Paint β€’ AtopSerenityHill.com #birthdayparty #facepaintingThis was my entry into Round 1 of the One Crafty Contest at One Artsy Mama! Thanks to the voting public, I was able to move on to Round 2!! Much thanks if you voted!

The most important part of any face painting is using the correct product. DO NOT use acrylic paint! It is so bad for your skin and can cause reactions with sensitive skin types. You can find my recommendations for face painting supplies at my Amazon store (ps…this is an affiliate link).

The supplies you need are:

  • A small face painting set with multiple colors
  • A soft sponge (you can use a makeup sponge if that is what is available to you)
  • A #12 flat brush and a #4 round brush
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cosmetic glitter (do not use craft glitter as it usually contains metal)
  • Your camera!!

whitefacepaintbutterflyThe first step is to apply the white shape around the eyes using the sponge. Face paint is water activated and a little can go a long way. You can always add more but you don’t want the paint to be dripping down the face. You can also use a brush to apply the white.
rainbowfacepaintbutterflyUsing the #12 flat or any small brush, add each of the colors in your rainbow. As you paint the color on the wings, add the dots in the center for the body of the butterfly.
outlinebutterflyfacepaintblackoutlinebutterflyfacepaintYour next step will be to use a #4 round brush and black to outline the butterfly wings and the center dots. Start right on the tip of your brush and apply pressure as you move, letting up on the pressure as you get close to the end of your line. This will give you a great dimension in the outlines.
Tutorial to create a beautiful Rainbow Butterfly Face Paint β€’ AtopSerenityHill.com #birthdayparty #facepaintingThe final steps: 1) add some white highlights with the round brush; 2) apply as much glitter as you like (I use a water dampened finger to apply the glitter): 3) use a cotton swab with the color paint of choice dipped in glitter to apply lipstick: and 4) take pictures!!! The best way to take off the paint is with warm water and soap. Makeup remover works as well since face paint is essentially colored makeup.

Check out this post where I share a couple of butterfly alternatives for boys!

Let me know if you try out this face paint! The girls just love it…even the grownup ones!



I link up at these parties.

  • Lee Sindet May 24, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Very nice work! Multi talented to say the least!!!
    Love you!

  • Laura May 25, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Love the butterfly! Before I had kids (23 years ago), me & my ex would go around to festivals & I would paint faces while he made animal balloons. It was so much fun (although it did get rather hot in the 90+ degree weather). I loved seeing the kids get excited.

    Stopping by from SITS ShareFest!

    • Consie Sindet May 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

      Thanks, Laura! The fairs are our most favorite to do. We do 2 week long 4-H fairs in August and enjoy ever hot, sweaty moment! LOL!

  • Kammie @ Sensual Appeal May 25, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Great tutorial and gorgeous makeup!
    Hopping over from SITS sharefest! πŸ™‚ Great blog!
    Have a lovely weekend.

    • Consie Sindet May 26, 2013 at 7:40 am

      Thanks, Kammie! Glad you liked the tutorial. This is a popular face for us so I thought it would be fun for other people to try it too.

  • Kate May 25, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Beautiful! I love how the glitter really sets it off πŸ™‚

  • Cathy May 26, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  • Heather May 31, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Such a creative idea! My son LOVES the spider fly face. He’s like, “can you do that to me now mom??” πŸ™‚ I’m visiting from the Designed Decor link-up party. I host a link up on Monday nights called Moonlight & Mason Jars with 4 other bloggers. I’d love to have you come share your ideas with us there every Monday night! Have a great weekend.

    • Consie Sindet May 31, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      The boys do love Spiderman! Thanks for visiting and I will be sure to check out your link party! Happy weekend!

  • jamie May 31, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    great work! I was going to look up face painting tutorials this weekend but I happened to find you at the Funky Junk link party!

  • Christine June 3, 2013 at 11:02 am

    GREAT Tutorial Consie! I’m going to try it out my my daughters!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality last week! Looking forward to partying with you again tomorrow evening!

  • Heather Who Needs a Cape? June 19, 2013 at 10:35 am

    This is so cute πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for linking up to Super Sunday! Hope you can link up again this week!

  • Erin @ Making Memories June 26, 2013 at 11:02 am

    This is so cool!!! My daughter would be so amazed with me if I could do this. Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Esther June 27, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Wow! That is great! I am absolutely going to do this. I’m pinning it right this second. Thanks!

  • Susan June 29, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Easy to follow tutorial = super cool facepaint and super happy child. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

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  • KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family June 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I know my girls would LOVE if I would do this for them. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • misssrobin October 9, 2013 at 8:47 am

    What a wonderful talent to have and to share. To be able to do something that makes everyone smile must be incredibly fulfilling. Thanks for sharing. It’s beautiful!

  • vinma October 9, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Beautiful! Love all the colors and even the name. sounds easy to do it too… Thanks for the tutorial and have a wonderful SITS day πŸ™‚

  • Sheila Skillingstead October 9, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I love this. With Halloween coming up, such a great idea. I also popped over and saw the boy alternatives. The tiger butterfly is awesome. Thanks for the post and the links for the products. Enjoy your SITS Day.

  • Rabia @TheLiebers October 9, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Awesome!! My kids always want their faces painted, but I hesitate to pay $10 each for something that only lasts and hour or two before bedtime. This I could do!!

  • Stefanie October 9, 2013 at 11:56 am

    What a wonderful post! And explained in a way that even I could follow it. Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  • Steph October 9, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    WOW! This is beautiful!! Thanks for the instructions. I will be trying this soon. Love it! Happy SITS Day!

  • Barbie Bieber and Beyond October 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    That’s great, being not a typically arty person myself, thanks to your instructions I think even I could pull this off!!! Thanks!!!

    • Consie Sindet October 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks! I hope you get to give it a try! PS…the name of your blog cracks me up! I have 2 sisters and it would definitely be us if we were not in our 40’s!

  • Renee October 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    So Pretty! I have a face painter at my Pumpkin Patch Party each year… check out my face painting post a few weeks ago…Awesome work!!!


    • Consie Sindet October 11, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Thanks, Renee! I will definitely check out the post! I love face painting and love to see other work for inspiration! Happy weekend!

  • Tiffany October 10, 2013 at 12:36 am

    This is awesome! I have pinned this to use with either my Girlies at home or my Girl Scout Troop Girls …or maybe BOTH! πŸ˜€

  • Sandra at Itstidytime October 20, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I really love this!! Thanks for making it easy-just tweeted your fabulousness!!

  • Candace @ Luxe…With Kids October 22, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Coming over from SITS and perfect post for me to land on – I’m doing the face painting at my son’s preschool fall festival this weekend. I’m going to spend some more time looking through your tutorials. LOVE!

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