How to Make Paper Mache Masks
We have many tutorials on this site showing you how to make paper mache masks, and you can see them all below.
You can display your new hand-made masks on the wall or wear them at Halloween or at Mardi Gras. (Tip: The wall masks make great gifts.)
Make a Paper Mache Bird Mask for Mardi Gras or a Fancy Dress Party
These downloadable bird mask patterns go together quickly, so you can get right to the fun part – adding your paint, feathers and imagination to create unique masks for Mardi Gras, Halloween or a fancy dress party.
Easy DIY Blank Mask Form
Use this easy-to-make blank mask form for your next custom-designed mask. You make it to fit your face perfectly, it takes very little time, and you can use it to create a mask that reflects your own creativity. Have fun with it!
New Unicorn Mask Pattern
This new unicorn mask pattern is easy to put together. Once the paper mache is added, you can paint it any way you like, and add a beautiful mane with yarn or ribbon.
Lantern-Eyed Fish Alien Mask
An Alien Mask Based on a Lanternfish? Sure – Why not? My alien mask is a little weird, but the 12-year old kid next door
Halloween Skulls with Lighted Eyes
https://youtu.be/OxJpxqQvd58 Skulls with Lighted Eyes? If you watched my “clown skull” video, you know I wasn’t excited about them. OK, I really didn’t like them
See how I painted this baby tiger mask – with boo-boos and all. There were mistakes along the way, and you’ll see them all, but it still looks great.
Tiger Pattern for a Mask or Wall Sculpture
Printable Tiger Pattern Headdress Mask or Wall Sculpture $12 This King of the Jungle looks amazing when it’s done, but it’s easy to make with
Murder Hornet Halloween Mask, Part 2
The Murder Hornet Halloween mask gets his Halloween colors in this final video. He’s now ready to wear.
Make a Murder Hornet Halloween Mask
This Murder Hornet Halloween mask will be a helmet-style mask. In this first video I create the shapes with crumpled foil and hot glue over a bowl I found in the kitchen.
Pumbaa Headdress Mask Pattern
This Pumbaa headdress mask pattern is easy to make with cereal box cardboard, foil, paper mache and paint. The instructions include lots of photos.
Timon Headdress Mask Pattern for the Lion King Play
This Timon headdress mask pattern for the Lion King Play is easy to use. Just cut out the pieces, tape them together, and add one layer of paper mache.
Zazu Headdress Mask Pattern for the Lion King Jr. Play
Lion King Play – the Zazu Headdress Mask Pattern
Hyena Headdress Mask Pattern
Lion King play – the Hyena Headdress Mask Pattern
Wolf Head with Taxidermy Acrylic Eyes
Made by John B. Martin
Make a Paper Mache Mandrill Mask
Lion King Play – the Rafiki Headdress Mask Pattern.
Lion Headdress Mask Patterns for the Lion King Jr. Play
Lion King Play – the Lion Headdress Mask Patterns
Super-Strong Paper Mache that Dries Really Fast
Create a strong paper mache mask really fast by using Titebond III glue instead of the usual flour and water paste. Just one layer completes your masterpiece.
For Even More Paper Mache Masks...
Be sure to take a look at all the wonderfully creative paper mache masks and sculptures that have been submitted by our readers.
If you’d like to see some tutorials that use more traditional paper mache methods than the ones on this site, check out the papiermache.co.uk
If you want to let your neighbors to know how much you love Halloween, don’t miss these YouTube channels: Unhinged Productions and DistortionsUnlimited
And remember – click here if you’re looking for mask patterns for the Lion King Jr. play or this summer’s VBS.