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I have used this basic idea to make masks with students from age 4-18. The first steps are easy and then the person can customize the mask however they choose. The same idea can also be used to make little finger puppet masks.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Minimal Materials:
1 Scissors
4 Sheets of scratch paper
1 Stapler and at least 10 staples (tape could be used in place of staples).

Additional materials:
Construction Paper
Fabric
Glue
Glitter
Markers
Crayons
Colored Pencils

Step 2: Making a Strip

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Staple three sheets of paper end to end.

Step 3: Making a Cylinder

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Wrap the paper around your head to test the fit and staple the ends together making a cylinder.

Step 4: Closing in the top.

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Staple a piece of paper across the top of the cylinder.

Step 5: Find your Eyes

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Put the mask on your head and press (gently) into your eyeballs. Where the paper is crinkled cut eye holes.

Step 6: Personalize

I like this simple wolf robot mask. I make two diagonal cuts into the top to make ears, and I cut triangles out of the bottom to make teeth. See the additional images for more ideas.
jesse.hensel (author) 1 year ago
Thanks Kiteman, I just caught my mistake.
Kiteman1 year ago
You ought to use a "finished" imsge for your introduction step. It makes a better thumbnail, and brings in more views.
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