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Make a Paper Mache Bird Mask for Mardi Gras or a Fancy Dress Party

Three Downloadable Bird Mask Patterns for Mardi Gras, Halloween and Fancy Dress

$21  –  $16

Save 20% when you buy the 3-pattern set.

The templates are also available individually – scroll down below.

Make a Paper Mache Bird Mask for Mardi Gras or a Fancy Dress Party

Imagine the wind under your wings as you fly to the next party, wearing the beak and feathers of one of these rare and colorful birds.

These bird mask patterns are easy to make, because the patterns create all the shapes for you. And they’re fun to make with your choice of feathers and paint.

Download the patterns and then invite your friends over for a mask-making party. :)

Need just one?

umbrella cockatoo bird mask pattern for mardi gras

Umbrella Cockatoo Mask Pattern

Make a Paper Mache Bird Mask for Mardi Gras or a Fancy Dress Party
guinea turaco mardi gra bird mask pattern

Guinea Turaco Mask Pattern

Make a Paper Mache Bird Mask for Mardi Gras or a Fancy Dress Party
himalayan monal mardi gra mask pattern

Himalayan Monal

Make a Paper Mache Bird Mask for Mardi Gras or a Fancy Dress Party

How to make your bird masks:

print the pattern, stick it to cereal box cardboard and cut out the pieces
Print the pattern, stick it to cereal box cardboard and cut out the pieces
tape the bird mask pattern pieces together
Tape the bird mask pattern pieces together
Add paper strips and paste or paper mache clay - I used both
Add paper strips and paste or paper mache clay - I used both
add bright paint and feathers to finish your bird mask
Add bright paint and feathers to finish your bird mask

Finished Size: The final size will depend on the length of feathers you choose to add to your mask. The mask patterns are made to fit an adult head, but they can be made larger or smaller using the print size adjustments on your printer.

My downloadable PDF Patterns come with full instructions.

There’s no waiting for your pattern to arrive, and no shipping costs, so you can start on your project right away.

Click here if you’d like to know more about how the patterns are delivered. (If you’ll be saving your pattern to and iPhone or iPad, they do tend to hide your files. You can scroll down this page to see how to find them.)

And remember – if you have any problems downloading your files or putting your pattern together, just let me know. I’m always happy to help.  😀

Make a Paper Mache Bird Mask for Mardi Gras or a Fancy Dress Party

Watch these videos to see how to make the bird masks…

Adding the paint and feathers:

Taping the pieces on the Guinea Turaco mask:

Taping the pieces on the Umbrella Cockatoo mask:

Taping the pieces on the Himalayan Monal mask:

To make your masks you will need:

  • Access to a printer
  • Copy paper or full-sheet labels to print the pattern on
  • One or two standard-size cereal boxes, depending on the mask you want to make
  • Tape, hot glue, scissors, and acrylic paint
  • Colorful feathers

Do you have a question or need help with your pattern?

If you have a question about putting your pattern together or painting it, leave a comment below or on the Daily Sculptors page. I read all comments and answer them as soon as I can, usually within a few hours. Some of my readers might ideas for you, too — we have a very supportive community on this site.

Make a Paper Mache Bird Mask for Mardi Gras or a Fancy Dress Party

6 thoughts on “Make a Paper Mache Bird Mask for Mardi Gras or a Fancy Dress Party”

  1. I watch each video and am amazed. I have done 5 patterns so far and not a single one has lined up with the ease of your fingers! Lol.

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  2. Wow! definitely showstopper pieces. I’m really impressed at how intricate they are and yet how lightweight and effective the design.

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