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The hyena mask is done. It was a fun project to do, and I think it came out rather nice. This video shows how I added the fur to his ears (a last-minute design idea), and then how I added the paper mache and the paint.
As I said in the previous post, this isn’t the way I normally make a mask – but for I was in the mood to do something different.
I usually spend many hours painting my masks, but this time I wanted to keep everything as simple as I could. And I didn’t use any materials that might be difficult to find. Be sure to look at the comments below, because several readers submitted photos showing how this mask can look if you spend more time painting it.
A lot of people have used this pattern to make masks for their school production of The Lion King. If you make a hyena mask, I hope you’ll share a photo of it in a comment below. I’d love to see how it turned out. If you don’t have the pattern yet, you can find it here.