How to Paint a Halloween Bat!

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Today we'll share with you a few of our favorite Halloween bat face paint designs! Follow along to the tutorials to create your own Halloween bat!

Cute Halloween Arm Bat

Halloween Bat Face Paint

Here is a cute bat that is ready for a Halloween party! This design is fast and easy.

Materials Needed:


Medium #4 Round Brush

Face Paints:

Diamond FX Essential Black
Diamond FX Essential White

Wolfe Face Paints Red


Step 1. Start by painting a black circle where you want your design to go.

Bat 1

Step 2.Add two ears on top of the circle. Next paint on the wings. The top of the wing will have one point in the middle, a point at the end, the curve under to make the bottom of the wing. The points on the bottom will follow the points on top.

Step 3. Add red face paint along the top of the wings, inside the ears and for the mouth shape. Paint a line coming from the inner point, down to the bottom of the wing.

cat 3

Step 4.  Using white face paint, paint two medium sized ovals for the eyes, make small tear drop shapes for the teeth, and paint highlights along the wings for the bat.

Step 5. Add two small dots in the middle of the eyes, and the bat is complete

Halloween Bat Face Paint

#2. Cool Crazy Bat Face Paint Design

Cool Crazy Bat Face Paint Design

Materials Used:

Grimas Pearl Blue
Paradise Dark Blue
Diamond FX Black
Diamond FX White
Number 6 Round Brush
Number 1 Round Brush
Chisel Brush
Star Stencil
Holographic Glitter


Step 1. We sponge a pearl blue base on forehead, eyelids and sides of the eyes.

Bat Face Paint Design

Step 2. With a chisel brush we paint a black round shape in the centre of the forehead and the two wings. With a round brush we paint the black “fingers” and fill in the triangle shapes in between with dark blue.

Bat Face Paint Design

Step 3. With a round brush and white we paint two different size circles on the bat’s head to suggest a “crazy” look and two tiny horns. Then, we outline with a number 1 brush the horns and paint black in the centre of the eyes.

Bat Face Paint Design

Step 4. Now we paint two small white dots on each eye to make them more lively and two small fangs. With watery white and a round brush we highlight the top of head and wings.

As a final touch, if we have time, we paint some small dots and stars around to fill in the background and we can add some stars with a stencil too.

Painting lips with and adding glitter are always a plus!

Bat Face Paint Design

#3. Realistic Bat Face Paint Design

Transform yourself into a spooky bat this Halloween by following along to this bat face paint video by Ana Cedoviste! A spooky, scary bat is perfect for Halloween, and also a really great adult face paint design!

Products Used:


Mehron Paradise White
Mehron Paradise Black
Mehron Paradise Light Brown
Mehron Paradise Red
Black Eyeshadow
Brown Eyeshadow


Non-toxic Glue Stick & Powder Foundation for Eyebrows
Fine Round Brush
Medium Filbert Brush
Small Flat Brush
Small Powder Brush