Introduction: Camouflage Hand Art

Simple and Fabulous 2 in 1 Art Project! Do you have left over Halloween face paint? Perfect, you can give it a second life! If not, you can order some online. This is a fun project for kids and adults to create beautiful photographs and a canvas.


Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Paint Brush, Tape, Face Paint, Plastic Wrap and a Model (volunteer who would like to get his or her hand painted). Optional- baby wipes for cleaning up.

Step 1: Be Creative!

Take your blank canvas and paint a design. You can make a pattern or anything you are inspired to paint. Make sure you use acrylic paint that matches your face paint. You can always test and match acrylic paint and face paint before you start.

Step 2: Time to Dry!

Let your canvas dry completely.

Step 3: Secure Your Project!

Tape the canvas onto the table and cover with one layer of plastic wrap. Secure the plastic wrap with more tape. The plastic wrap is there to protect the canvas from getting paint on it.

Step 4: Place Your Model!

Let your model put his or her hand on the canvas in a relaxed position. They will be there for at least 5-10 minutes depending on how detail your canvas is painted.

Step 5: Paint the Hand!

Paint the model's hand into the canvas. You can start with the base color and then add the details. Depending on the paint, you may have to wait for it dry between coats.

Step 6: Almost Done!

When the hand is dry, remove the Plastic Wrap and reposition the hand onto the canvas.

Step 7: Strike a Pose!

Take lots of photos with different angles.

Step 8: High Five!

Thank your model and give them a high five! The face paint will come off using soap and water or baby wipes.

Step 9: Don't Be Shy!

Share you beautiful work to the world on social media! Simple and Fabulous 2 in 1 Art Project! Make room on the wall for this photo and canvas! Check out the other examples.

Paint Challenge

Participated in the
Paint Challenge