Hyena Headdress Mask Pattern –
For the Hyenas in
the Lion King Play
These headdress-style hyena masks are easy to make with this pattern and cardboard from a few cereal boxes. Tape the pieces together. Then just add paper mache and paint.
Your hyena can be sweet and lovable, or he can be mean and crafty – customizing his look is easy. See the video below to see how.
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To make your hyena mask:
Finished size: About 9 inches (22.86 cm) high, 11 inches (27.94 cm) wide and 14 inches (35.56 cm)
Watch this video to see how to customize your hyena mask:
And watch the video below to see a fast, easy way to cover your mask with paper mache.
A lion helped with this video, but the method works just as well for the hyena masks. 🙂
For each paper mache Hyena Masks you will need:
- Copy paper or full-sheet labels (recommended)
- Glue stick if using copy paper for pattern
- Cardboard from 5 standard-sized cereal boxes
- Paper towels
- Sharp scissors for cutting cardboard
- Tape, both clear plastic tape and masking tape
- Aluminum foil
- Glue gun
- 3 cm Styrofoam ball
- Paper strips and paste (or use brown paper and Titebond III wood glue like I did – recommended)
- White primer or acrylic gesso
- Acrylic paint and varnish
- Artists’ brushes
- Black felt
More Lion King Headdress Mask Patterns:
Some of the Hyena headdress masks my readers have made with this pattern:
You can show off your own masks on the Daily Sculptors page. We’d all love to see how your mask turns out.
Made by Angela DeMeritt
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