If you’re looking for an Easter bunny design which will appeal to boys as well as girls, try out this ninja bunny for an Easter bunny who means business!
• Paradise white face paint
• Paradise dark pink face paint
• Paradise lime green or TAG light green face paint
• Diamond FX white face paint
• Diamond FX black face paint
• 1/2-inch filbert or flat brush
• Liner/rigger brush
• #2 round brush
• #1 round brush
• #5 round brush
Begin by loading your filbert with Paradise or Diamond FX white and forming the ears and the white above the mask.
The inner part of the ear can be either a soft pink or a bright pink. I like bright colors, even at Easter, so I went with Paradise dark pink with a little light pink mixed in. You’ll use the same pink to make an upside down triangle for your bunny nose with pink and to create a line down the front of the upper lip as well.
I chose a lime green for the mask, since this is a spring design, but your bunny could have any color ninja mask the person in the chair would like. Create the mask with either your 1/2-inch filbert or your 1/2-inch flat brush.
Using the filbert brush again, create the white muzzle. Use your #5 round the the pink for the nose and the line down from the nose to the upper lip.
The muzzle should look fluffy, and it may take some practice to get the shape right.
Outline your design using Diamond FX black and the liner (rigger) brush. For a fierce-looking ninja Easter bunny, add dark eyebrows with the #5 round brush. For a milder looking ninja, you can omit them.
Add white whiskers to the muzzle and some highlights on the mask using Diamond FX white and the liner or #2 round brush.
Sometimes people don’t like to have their lips painted, so the next step is up to you. For hygiene purposes, it’s good to carry a supply of disposable cotton swabs for putting face paint on the lips.
Add pink to the upper lip, and place two small square teeth on the bottom lip. Don’t make them too large. Add glitter if preferred, and enjoy your Easter bunny ninja!
Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in the NW Chicago suburbs. She also writes blog posts for Facepaint.com and articles for Examiner.com as the Chicago Face Painting Examiner.
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