This instructable will teach you how to make a light weight and comfortable mask of limited only by your imagination! These can be used as wearable masks, wall hangings, or masks to put somewhere and scare the tar out of a friend, relative or enemy.
While many of us wear masks for Halloween, and believe me this is a great way to make your own unique Halloween mask, it's just pain fun to make a mask anytime of year!
If you create a mask, post it, I would LOVE to see it!
Let's get started....
Step 1: Materials Needed
Blue Shop Towels
Plaster of Paris
White School Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
Two large bowls
Face/Mask/Face Form (I really like the Make-a-Mask® Reusable Face Forms
Oil Based Clay (Molding Clay) - The more oil the better
Step 2: Gather Your Materials And Your Idea
Pick out your mask form and your idea for a mask.
Step 3: Build The Mask
With the oil based clay create what you want your mask to look like. The clay is going to act as a mold so, what you create with the clay will be what you mask winds up looking like. Fine details can be added using the mache, and not needed during the clay process.
Don't worry about the clay color, it make no difference at all what colors are being used.
(Side note: I've made several of these, I was bad about taking pictures so you will this process in the form of several different masks)
Step 4: Petroleum Jelly
Once your mask mold is finished, take petroleum jelly and rub it all over your mask. If you are using a form that has empty spots, go ahead and put the petroleum jelly there as well. The petroleum jelly will allow you to remove the paper mache from the mold. Failure to do this process will cause you grief later as you are scraping clay out of your mask. (trust me I did this once by mistake)
Step 5: Twice As Nice
Mask molds can be used more than once! So you could make an army of minions if you felt the need.