How to Create a Simple Turtle - Face Painting Cheek Art Design

Turtle final


Here is a simple and easy turtle. Many kids love little turtle designs! You can add water or swirls to make the design more intricate.


Medium #4 Round Brush
Small Round #1 (1/16″) Brush

paper towels or cloth
water container
(optional) Fine Mist Spray bottle with water
optional) Baby wipes

Colors used in this picture:

Black Face Paint
White Face Paint
Light Green
Diamond FX Face Paints – Metallic Green
Diamond FX Face Paints – Metallic Cooper


1. Starting with the metallic green, and the medium round brush, paint a circle where you want your design to go.


2. Next, using the light green add the head, tail, arms and legs.



3.  Using the metallic cooper, add oval shapes in different sizes across the back of the shell.



4.Add white highlights on the arms and legs. Add two dots for the eyes on the head of the turtle, and add dots on top of the copper ovals.



5. Finally, using the small round brush and the black face paint, outline the design. Add two dots on top of the white for the eyes. Outline each oval on it’s back as well.

Turtle final


Add Glitter to really make it sparkle!

Easily add glitter by using a spray bottle with water, and spritzing the design lightly at least 12 inches away.  Use a poof-able cosmetic grade  glitter to add evenly all around. Use different colors to really create an effect.

Ta-da! It’s a Turtle! Not that hard at all!

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