Oct. 25, 2012 at 8:46 AM ET
Forget Halloween masks that kids will pull off half-way through the night (or worse, won't be able to see at night)—and opt for fun face painting instead. It's not as hard as you think, and to prove it we tried it ourselves.
See the quick and easy DIY videos below, along with links to step-by-step instructions. Your little butterfly and dino will think you're the most awesome mom ever this Halloween, we can guarantee!
A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.