Paper Mache Cat Mask Pattern
Easy Pattern for a Paper Mache Cat Mask
This pattern can be used to create a wearable paper mache cat mask that you paint using your own favorite kitty as a model. Or, make a wall display mask and enjoy it all year long.
When your friends see your finished cat mask, they’ll beg you to make one for them, too.
(And if you’re anything like me you’ll want to make at least one more for yourself, too – because painting this mask is so much fun.)
You can make this cat mask with the cardboard from two cereal boxes. Tape the pieces together, and then cover it with either paper strips and paste or a very thin layer of Jonni’s paper mache clay recipe. When you use one layer of paper mache on both the inside and outside of this mask, it will be surprisingly strong, but still very light.
Finished size: About 9.5 inches (24 cm) high, 9 inches (23 cm) wide and 9.5 inches (24 cm) deep if built as a helmet-style mask, or 3” deep (8 cm) if built as a wall display mask.
Heres’s a link to the video that shows how I covered the wolf mask with paper mache strips and paste. Scroll down to the second video on that page to see it.
Here’s the link to the Egyptian Blue Hippo post that I mentioned in the video, which shows you how I added a very thin layer of paper mache clay. You can use either traditional paper mache or the pm clay recipe for your cat mask.
To make the cat mask you will need:
- Copy paper or full-sheet labels
- Glue stick if you print your pattern on copy paper
- Cardboard from 2 standard-sized cereal boxes*
- Knife or sharp scissors for cutting cardboard
- Tape, either clear plastic tape or masking tape
- Paper strips and paste or paper mache clay**
- Acrylic gesso or spray primer
- Drywall joint compound (optional – for smoothing paper strips and paste before painting – see video above)
- Acrylic paint and matte varnish
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