How to Make Paper Masks


Funny-Face Mask

No one will recognize you behind this mask!
No one will recognize you behind this mask!

Express yourself with a funny-face mask. These funny faces are a little wacky, and they're fun to make. Match your mask to a favorite crazy outfit -- or match the outfit to the mask.

This type of costume accessory is safe for kids because you don't wear the mask attached to your head -- you simply hold the mask in front of your face. Then pull it away to reveal who you are (or when walking!).

What You'll Need

White paper plate, 9-inch

Thin paper or tissue paper in assorted colors

2 large wiggle eyes

Glitter glue

Large craft sticks

Pencil

Scissors

Paper crimper

Craft glue

How to Make a Funny-Face Mask

Step 1: Sketch an outline of the shape you want to make, using the inside edge of the rim as a guide for the bottom of the face. (See photo for ideas.) Cut along sketch lines.

Sketch your shape before cutting the plate. Sketch your shape before cutting the plate.
Sketch your shape before cutting the plate.

Step 2: To make hair, cut paper into a rectangle about 2 or 3 inches wide and 2 to 18 inches long. Put this shape through a paper crimper if you want to make the hair even wilder. Fringe the rectangle to within 1/2 inch of the long edge. Cut the fringed rectangle into smaller pieces, and glue pieces around the top of the plate. Let dry.

Go a little wild with fringed-paper hair. Go a little wild with fringed-paper hair.
Go a little wild with fringed-paper hair.

Step 3: Glue wiggle eyes onto the eye shapes, and add a mouth with glitter glue. If you'd like, fringe two small pieces of black paper, curl each around your finger, and glue them above the eyes to make eyelashes.

Step 4: Attach a craft stick to the bottom of the plate with craft glue. When it dries, use the stick as a handle to hold your mask.

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