On-the-Job Unicorn Design by Marina

This is my most popular unicorn design and definitely my "go to" when children request unicorns. Kids love to pick their favorite colors or add something of their own, such as a flower, a stencil pattern, or glitter. Smiles and that "wow effect" are guaranteed!


Step 1

Let kids choose a base color for unicorn. One of my favorites is Silly Farm's Carribean Cool split cake. Take your petal sponge and let's create the base, watching that darkest color is always on outer side and framing design. When we paint the horn we are gonna squeeze a bit that largest part of petal sponge to get better shape, and the darker color will be on bottom.


Step 2

Painting the mane was for me actually he hardest part at the beginning, especially around the horn. Taking your one stroke brush and favorite one stroke cake, paint hair around horn, ears and sides.


Step 3

For lining the unicorn design I never use black paint. It's always grey, magenta, or purple, depending on base color. It looks softer that way. Paint some nostrils and line your bottom lip.


Step 4

With round brush No. 2 and white paint, add some highlights and paint extra large eyelashes with black paint. This is my basic on-the-job unicorn design, but here you can add some stars, glitter, or more. I often put some interesting pattern on the cheeks with a stencil, and that's it!

I hope you like this one and that you will try it!

Products used

Silly Farm-Carribean Cool

Petal Sponge

One Stroke Brush

One Stroke Cakes

Wolfe White

DFX Black

Round Brush No.2


Coming from the small but beautiful country of Croatia, I am the owner artist of SlikaLica. I love working with kids and putting smiles on their faces.Painting fast, simple but pretty designs is my favorite thing in Facepainting!