Panda makeup for halloween

Panda makeup is a fun and easy way to get into the spirit of Halloween, but it can also be really hard to do. If you’re having a hard time getting your pandas on point, here are some tips for how to do it without looking like a total amateur.

First things first: if you want to do panda makeup, the first thing you need to do is find a panda costume. If you don’t have one lying around, there are lots of options available online that are reasonably priced and easy to put on! Then all you have to do is apply your makeup in the same way as regular face paint.

One of the most important things about doing this kind of look is keeping it simple—you don’t want any colors that are too bright or bold, because they will draw attention away from your eyes and onto other parts of the face instead! Try using just one or two colors at most—things like browns and greys go well with black eyeshadow or eyeliner, while pinks can look nice paired with black lips (but avoid white products altogether).

Panda makeup for halloween

Have you ever had one of those Halloween’s where you are down to the 11th hour and you don’t have a Halloween costume for one of your kids (or yourself??!?!) Oh friends, I have been there! The clock is ticking, one of my kiddos is being indecisive and the last thing I want to do is spend a bunch of money on a store bought costume that they are only going to wear once– because that’s not very environmentally friendly!

Today’s costume is inspired by one of our favorite EnviroKidz cerealsPanda Puffs! We love Panda Puffs because:

  • They have the most deliciously creamy peanut butter flavor
  • The ingredients are all organic and contain no artificial flavours and colors
  • A percentage of each sale goes to helps save pandas through Pandas International!

Today’s costume literally takes 10 minutes to make (and that’s including makeup time). You may already have each of the pieces that you need at home, but if you don’t you can find them at Michaels and the dollar store!

For your 10 Minute Panda Costume all you need is:

  • White and black raglan shirt (available in the blank shirts aisle at your local craft store. Bonus you can continue to wear it when Halloween is over!)
  • Cat ear headband (Available in the beauty section of the dollar store all year long.)
  • White and black face paint (Available at your local craft store or dollar store.)
  • Glue gun and hot glue sticks

I’m also going to show you how to make an adorable trick or treat container that only takes 5 minutes to make using an empty EnviroKidz Cereal Box! Ready to get started? Read on!

Last Minute Halloween Costume- 10 Minute Panda


  • Cat ear headband
  • Measuring tape
  • Black Felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • White and black raglan shirt
  • White and black face paint
  • Optional: Beauty Blender style sponges, makeup brushes, black eyeliner, black lipstick


  • Measure the ears on your cat ear headband. Cut 4 half circles out of black felt that are slightly larger than your cat ears. You can use our template from above as a guide. Our panda ears were 3.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall.

Use your glue gun to make a thin line of hot glue around the curved part of one of the ear pieces. Lay a second ear piece on top lining up the edges. Repeat with the second ear. You will now have two ear shaped pockets.

Slip each ear over the cat ear on the headband. Put a thin line of hot glue along the straight edge of each ear and then pinch so that the felt pockets are glued together just beneath the curve of the headband.

Now it’s time for the makeup! I suggest having your “panda” put on their raglan shirt first so that they don’t mess up their makeup while putting it on. Start by putting a layer of white makeup all over the face, leaving two circular areas around the eyes uncovered. I like to use a beauty blender style sponge to do this.

Next paint two circles around the eyes. I like to do my outline first.

Fill in the circles with black face paint (I used black liquid liner for the areas close to the eyes). Paint on a nose, a line going from the nose to the lips and the lips (you may want to use black lipstick for the lip area depending on what the instructions on your face paint say).

Style hair and pop on the panda ear headband to complete the look!

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