Tutorial: Kid Friendly Zombie

Kid Zombie Face Paint

I am frequently asked to paint a zombie, at least once a week. Both boys and girls enjoy running around scaring everyone as the undead. So this week, I’ll be sharing a kid friendly zombie design that I use often.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Paradise Storm Cloud
  2. Paradise Black
  3. Paradise White
  4. Global Red
  5. Global Lilac
  6. Always Wicked Sponge
  7. Filbert Brush
  8. #4 Round Brush

The Application:

Kid Zombie Face Paint

Load your Sponge with Paradise Storm Cloud and lightly cover the entire face. You can also cover the ears.

Kid Zombie Face Paint

Next, load your sponge with Paradise Black and fill in the eye cavities. Continue, by adding shading to the sides of the nose and head, followed by the cheeks and top of chin.

Kid Zombie Face Paint

Load your filbert brush with Paradise White and add teeth to one side of the mouth.

Kid Zombie Face Paint

Load your #4 Round Brush with Paradise Black and begin painting in the torn mouth area around the teeth. Continue with your #4 Round Brush and load it with Global Red. Paint around the teeth and torn mouth.

Kid Zombie Face Paint

Reload your #4 Round Brush with Global Red and begin painting in lines that extend down from the eye cavities to the top of the cheeks. Continue by painting jagged lines from the lip area as pictured. Repeat this step using Paradise Black.

Kid Zombie Face Paint

Finally, Load your #4 Round Brush with Paradise White and begin adding highlights to the teeth and jagged mouth lines. All Done!

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Photo Credit: Stacey Perry

Until next time… Live, Love, Paint.

Stacey Perry, aka Sistahmatic! is the owner of and primary face painter for Peekaboo Faces by Play and Learn With Me located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Stacey also blogs for

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