Paper Mache Mandrill Mask Pattern –
for Rafiki in the Lion King Play
Mandrill’s are weird — but that’s just one of the reasons why using this pattern to make Rafiki’s mask is so much fun.
This headdress-style mask is easy to make with the pattern and cardboard from a few cereal boxes. Just add paper mache and paint.
And after the play is over, you can proudly display your Mandrill mask on your wall.
This is a downloadable PDF Pattern with full instructions. That means there’s no waiting and no shipping costs, and you can start on your project right away.
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To make your Mandrill mask:
Watch the video below to see how the Rafiki mask is made:
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 Rafiki. 🙂
To make this paper mache Mandrill Mask 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
- Paper strips and paste (or use brown paper and Titebond III wood glue like I did – recommended)
- White primer or acrylic gesso
- Spray paint with a stone look (Optional)
- Acrylic paint and varnish
- Artists’ brushes
- Black felt
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