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How to make a Scary Scarecrow Mask (With Moveable Jaw)

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This is my first instructable so bare with me please. Ill do my best to explain each step carefully and I hope this gives some people ideas or inspiration for other things.
 
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Step 1: Get some Materials.

For this Mask I simply used things i actually had around the house.

- Sheet of Bristol Board (Or cardstock)
- Yellow construction paper
- Duct Tape
- Scissors
- Burlap (I have a whole bunch of this stuff that ive been using over and over for decorating during Halloween, Lots of people use it to cover up trees in the winter, Have a look around, shouldnt be difficult to get some)
- Hot Glue gun
-Thumb Tacks

Read through the instructable. Maybe you can substitute something for something else you might find better.

Step 2:


I started off with a used sheet of bristol board, drew a rough sketch of a skull like face (my choice). and cut out a separate Jaw to make it moveable. Also a bottom piece of the jaw to attach and tape up. After cutting holes for eyes i fit the mask around me head and taped it up to fit.
The top portion of head i cut slits down and close to the head straps and while fitting it on my head again, taped the middle strip back to the head strap.
akellin27 days ago

Is anyone else creeped out by the 'orb' in the finished pic?? lol What?????

propgirrl5 months ago

Love this!

oakback11 months ago
Thanks for the inspiration! My son helped me make his mask, here he is modelling it the night before Halloween:
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jrod213311 months ago
Loved this instruction. I made myself a hat too. Thanks again!
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ErzNova11 months ago
Thanks for the instruction !

Here is my type of the Scarecrow

http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FCJ/HNHM/HNE3ZIFJ/FCJHNHMHNE3ZIFJ.SQUARE.jpg
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CaseFace52 years ago
Awesome dude! really cool! now all you gotta do is just sit in a chair with a bowl of candy real still, then when the kids grab their candy start moving and freak them out! :D
a guy did that to me when i was about 4 or 5 years old and scared me so badly i ran to the street and wouldn't go back onto the porch until my mom practically dragged me there! now i can do the same to other kids! =)
tawnydog1 year ago
Dude, that's awesome!
DIY halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bovine1 year ago
Nicely done.
gfoster11 year ago
Thanks for sharing your technique! Here is what I came up with:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfoster67/9514553132/
hunter611 year ago
I finally know what to do for Halloween!! Thank you!
r-philp1 year ago
Thank you so much for your well done instructable. I was able to reproduce it quite easily with a minimum number of hot-glue burns! It was quite a hit, and I accessorized it with a pair of gloves; fingers extended with cardboard, and covered in the remaining burlap. Also added a bit of straw sticking out here and there.

You did a great job with the initial construction, as well as the documentation. A job well done. Thank you again. BTW, I did manage to scare some co-workers into a minor loss of bladder control! Very satisfying!
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its really good...its too late...i dnt hv such ideas about what to wear...i shud try this one..perhaps...
nice! I plan on making one!
my dad loved it
blarg77892 years ago
dude thats pretty sketchy
LucDaRocka12 years ago
I have a good idea for teeth; i used it this method for a mummy mask. I looked at the shape of my teeth and drew them life size on a piece of paper, then filled the drawings with hot glue, then cut out the shape, and glued them in my mask...
Monster Mark (author) 2 years ago
Thank you everyone for all the positive feedback. Really enjoyed sharing this with you all!
MASKELF2 years ago
awesome!!, congratulations buddy your mask have a lot of art !
Javin0072 years ago
OMG, this would be soooo perfect to sit on your front porch looking like a stuffed prop, and then suddenly lunge at the unsuspecting children. I wouldn't recommend doing that to large black men though. (Look for "Never scare a brother" on youtube.)
Some Dork2 years ago
Super creepy, love this!
Peacedude2 years ago
Whoa thats great!! I was skeptical until I looked at step 6. Amazing.
Awesome!
D00M992 years ago
First thought- Oogie Boogie.
Monster Mark (author)  D00M992 years ago
I've actually been hearing that a lot in the early stages. Also an Egyptian sphinx I was gettin in early stages. Perhaps I can recycle it next year.
jimmyb0nz2 years ago
where did you get the hat?
Monster Mark (author)  jimmyb0nz2 years ago
At a Halloween store. Was fairly cheap, only $8.99 i believe.
I bought it at Value Village here in Canada. But i believe its a mass produced item you could find anywhere.
l8nite2 years ago
thats AWESOME !
Now I know what to wear on Halloween. Thanks, Monster Mark.
Kiteman2 years ago
Seriously, that is one disturbing mask, especially with the extra details.