Introduction: Fun Monster Mask
These masks are really simple and fun to make and once you've mastered the technique it's so easy to get creative and design your own!
All you need is:
Paper and scrap cardboard (the stronger the card the better!);
Pencil, pen and marker pen;
Paint and brushes;
Scissors and a craft-knife;
Double-sided sticky tape or pads.
Step 1: Making a Template
Draw a mask on a piece of paper (A4) and cut it out.
Drawing Tip: Hold the paper to your face to work out where the eyes should be and draw a simple rectangle before adding the ears and horns.
Draw around this paper template onto strong card.
Step 2: Cutting Out
Cut out the mask and a handle (approx. 1 1/2" x x 12")
Step 3: Painting
Paint the mask and handle with as many coats as necessary.
Tip: Painting both sides can help stop the cardboard from warping.
Step 4: Finishing Touches
Add features with marker pen and/or paint.
Then stick double-sided tape or pads to the top of the handle and attach it to the bottom centre of the mask.
Step 5: Done!
You've just made a Fun Monster Mask!
Bif and Bop, the monsters shown in this instructable are taken from a book I wrote and illustrated for children but you can make your own template with whatever character you like:
E.g. a cat, a dog, a bear, drama masks, super hero, enlarged photo etc.
Make the mask from plywood and paint with waterproof paint before placing in the garden as a bird-scarer. Add a finishing touch by gluing foil or placing lights behind the eye-holes!
Make mini-masks from thin card and attach to cocktail sticks for fun cake-toppers!
Hope you enjoyed your mask-making! Jx
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2 years ago
Very fun! : )
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