Sneakadoodle Christmas Present and Tree Tutorial


I hung two wreaths today, so I’m definitely feeling Christmasy enough to post this Sneakadoodle Christmas present and tree tutorial. It’s an easy cartoon design for two parts of the face, and you can dress it up with a few BAM dot stencils to give it a textured background as well.


Small green split cake (or TAG light green and TAG green)
TAG yellow
Paradise red
Diamond FX white
Diamond FX black
1/2-inch flat brush
#5 round brush
#1 or #2 round brush
Cosmetic glitter (optional)
Star, snowflake, or dot stencils (optional)


Double load a 1/2-inch flat brush with TAG light green and TAG green or from any small green split cake. Beginning at the bottom, create the base of the tree, and then add three levels above it with each one becoming shorter so the shape tapers toward the top. Add a red triangular Santa hat on top with a #5 round brush. Use a #5 round brush to make two eyes and to add the trim of the hat.


On the forehead peaking down out of the hair, use a flat brush to create a red rectangular present which is a little more narrow at the hairline than at the top of the present. (That’s actually a trapezoid if you’re picky about shapes, but you get the idea.) Use your #5 round brush to create two eyes with white and add a yellow bow and ribbon.


Give your tree cartoon a red nose with a round brush.


Use a #1 or #2 round brush to add the defining black outlines to your tree and present.



Use a small round brush once again, this time to add small white highlights, dots, and starbursts. If you have a star or snowflake stencil, you can use that instead for the background shapes or textures.



Enjoy your little Christmas Sneakadoodle present looking for his Christmas tree. I hope they get together by December 24th.

Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in the NW Chicago suburbs. Stop by to check out her other face painting blog posts and tutorials. If you’re on Facebook, join the Challenge Group to showcase your artwork and have a chance to win a store credit for each week’s challenge.

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