I have been making masks for several years, and only last year, being on a more stringent budget, I decided to use cardboard for the major part of the masks I had been making. It is such a flexible material in terms of usage, and it's free! I just go to the grocery store at 5am, and the night crew is finishing up with their stocking so am able to get all the cardboard I want. I keep my eyes open as I drive around and usually find cardboard of all kinds just lying on the ground by stores that have opened their boxes and not disposed of them yet. For this instructable, I will make a Swami, but please look at the other pictures in this step.

Step 1: Tools and Materials Needed

Picture of Tools and Materials Needed
All the usual arts and craft tools, scissors, craft knife, ruler, paint, pencils, etc. Some construction paper is used for various parts of the face: eyes, nose, mouth, etc. And of course, one of my favorite materials: Cardboard!
lette13 years ago
fantastic, clear and inspiring instructions, I can't wait to try
ward2u6 years ago
thank you
ANTQNUT6 years ago
Wow! what a great instructable!
Creativeman (author)  ANTQNUT6 years ago
Thanks antqnut...Cman
I especially like the chef guy! good luck in the contest! :P
JohnMac6 years ago
A little blue fuzzy garden bird sent me your way to look at these, they are very impressive. You are indeed a man of many talents.
Creativeman (author)  JohnMac6 years ago
Thank you sir...but I can't cook prime rib! Cman
Well you can now, just follow the instructions
aunty6 years ago
Very interesting you have a good talent
roodadoo6 years ago
i love the green lion i am gonna try and make it
DebH576 years ago
Had to come back for another look I really admire what you have done here. I will be back to give you a vote when it is time.
ChrysN6 years ago
Awesome masks!
Creativeman (author)  ChrysN6 years ago
Thanks ChrysN! Cman
DebH576 years ago
WOW! CMan these are fabulous, what a talent. They are all so neat it would be hard to pick a favorite. Love the Tiger and Giraffe, the Pirate is so cool. I like them all! Big 5 for you!
Creativeman (author)  DebH576 years ago
Thank you! Cman