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.)
Also be sure to see this page with my patterns that help you make paper mache animal masks, including headdress-style masks for the Lion King Jr. play.
Scroll down to see all of our tutorials on how to make paper mache masks.
These downloadable bird mask patterns are made with cereal box cardboard and paper mache. They tape 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.
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!
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.
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.
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
And remember – click here if you’re looking for mask patterns for the Lion King Jr. play or this summer’s VBS
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