Sneakadoodle Monster hunts for treasure

Posted by Elizabeth Mackinney on



Monsters are known for their sneakiness, so it’s no surprise that the Sneakadoodle Monster is on the lookout for treasure. He’s a versatile critter, so don’t be shy about trying different color combinations on him to match the clothing or favorite colors of the child who is sitting in your face painting chair.


Diamond FX white face paint
Diamond FX black face paint
Paradise brilliant gold face paint
TAG light green face paint
TAG green face paint
TAG orange face paint
TAG royal blue face paint
Paradise red face paint
• #5 round brush
#2 round brush
#1 round brush
BAM 1004 stencil (reptile)
• A sponge


1. Using your #5 round, place two white ovals where your monster’s eyes will be. Around this, create an upside down green shape for the monster coming down out of the hairline to the left or right of the forehead with your #5 round brush and light green TAG. (For the sake of the design composition on the face, it’s better not to place it right in the center of the forehead.) Next to it, add a slithery tale coming down over the temple next to the eye.


2. Add some reptilian monster skin to the sides and tail of the monster with your BAM1004 reptile stencil using a sponge, which has been spritzed with water so that it’s only slightly damp, and rubbed on your TAG green. You don’t want the sponge to be too wet for this, or the paint will spread under the edges of the stencil and you won’t get a clear pattern.


3. On the cheek on the opposite side of the face, use your #5 brush to create a pile of cold with the Paradise brilliant gold. Add some cave walls with light and dark brown behind and below the pile. With the smaller #2 round brush, create some jewel shapes in bright Paradise or TAG colors of your choice (I used red, blue, and green). Drape pearl necklaces over the pile with your Diamond FX white by making small white dots next to each other.


4. Now it’s time for your black outlines. For fine work, I use a #1 round brush and the Diamond FX black, which is very easy to work with.



5. Your monster and his treasure are almost finished. For the last step, we’re going to add some white highlights. These are optional, but you’ll find that if you add a few highlights, they make the entire design pop and give it a more finished look.



I hope you enjoyed the Sneakadoodle Monster. Stop back by for our next Sneakadoodle design, which will feature a female version of this friendly monster.

Beth MacKinney is the owner and primary artist of Face Paint Pizzazz in the NW Chicago suburbs. She also writes for as the Chicago Face Painting Examiner.

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