Intro: Basic Paper Masks
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.
Step 1: Materials
4 Sheets of scratch paper
1 Stapler and at least 10 staples (tape could be used in place of staples).
Step 2: Making a Strip
Staple three sheets of paper end to end.
Step 3: Making a Cylinder
Wrap the paper around your head to test the fit and staple the ends together making a cylinder.
Step 4: Closing in the Top.
Staple a piece of paper across the top of the cylinder.
Step 5: Find Your Eyes
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.