Butterfly costume face painting

Lots of you seem to be after butterfly costume face painting ideas – and no wonder, as this is such a classic design and will never go out of fashion!

I do love seeing animal or insect face paints on kids – and the butterfly look really has something extra special and magical about it.

Maybe it’s just the way the butterfly shape fits onto the human face in such a convenient manner! Our faces almost seem to be made to experience being a butterfly once in a while.

On this page you can see pictures of butterfly face painting, some pictures of butterflies to give you lots of wonderful ideas, and some video tutorials I have picked out for you.

Pictures of butterfly face painting

Perhaps you can find some butterfly inspiration here! Which one is your child’s favorite? Which one could suit your level of expertise, if you’re going to paint yourself?

Lots of you seem to be after butterfly costume face painting ideas – and no wonder, as this is such a classic design and will never go out of fashion!

I do love seeing animal or insect face paints on kids – and the butterfly look really has something extra special and magical about it.

Maybe it’s just the way the butterfly shape fits onto the human face in such a convenient manner! Our faces almost seem to be made to experience being a butterfly once in a while.

On this page you can see pictures of butterfly face painting, some pictures of butterflies to give you lots of wonderful ideas, and some video tutorials I have picked out for you.

Pictures of butterfly face painting

Perhaps you can find some butterfly inspiration here! Which one is your child’s favorite? Which one could suit your level of expertise, if you’re going to paint yourself?
pink and purple butterfly face painting purple and silver butterfly face
red white and blue butterfly face red and orange butterfly face painting
cute butterfly costume face painting simple pink butterfly face
Notice the different styles of antennae – a couple of strokes of black paint can suggest them, or you can go for squirly ones with a black dot.

You can choose to draw the body of the butterfly down the nose, or not, whichever you prefer. I think the look is a little lighter without the body – it depends on how striking you want your butterfly to be!

Most of the photos above show butterfly costume face painting with two basic shades – plus the black outline and white decoration. In a video tutorial below you’ll see how to make a rainbow butterfly effect, so it is possible to add more color.

Pictures of butterflies

Maybe you’re wondering about the shape of a butterfly, or what kinds of patterns or dots they have, and what their color combinations are in “real life” – even though you can, of course, make up your own butterfly design!
butterfly pictures
Butterfly face painting step by step videos

There are all kinds of tutorials online about how to do butterfly face painting, and to save you time, I’ve picked out three videos that I think will help you the most – these tips are not too difficult (or they can be easily adapted for simpler designs) and I’ve tried to find videos that aren’t too long, because you’re probably in a hurry!

The “fast faces” tutorial

Here’s a busy mom, Lisa Joy Young, who face paints a wonderful rainbow butterfly.
I love her rainbow cake paint pot, used along with a sponge, which creates a truly magical effect without too much effort.

Simplify or elaborate this butterfly costume face painting design

In this video, Shana shows you a basic butterfly design. She adds the color separately, and gives very clear instructions on how to get that outline just right.

Simple outline butterfly

Yes – use a brush to draw the outline, then fill in, also with a brush, and add white for effect. Mandi’s YouTube video says this design is just right for beginner face painters, so let’s see how she does it:

I hope these videos give you lots of ideas! Check out these butterfly costume ideas for different types of costumes you can choose from.