Printable PDF Template for a Paper Mache Pitbull Mask
Give your pit bull mask a brindle spot, like I did, or use your own favorite bully dog as a model. No matter how you paint it, you’ll be the Alpha Dog as soon as you put it on.
This pitbull mask pattern is designed to be oversized, with an inner strap that adjusts the fit. For a much smaller head, you can print the pattern at a smaller size.
How to Make Your Pitbull Mask with This Pattern:
My downloadable PDF Patterns come with full instructions.
There’s no waiting for your pattern to arrive, and no shipping costs, so you can start on your project right away.
Note: If you’ll be saving your pattern to and iPhone or iPad, those devices like to hide your downloaded files. You can scroll down this page to see how to find them.
And remember – if you have any problems downloading your files or putting your pattern together, just let me know. I’m always happy to help. 🙂
Watch the Videos Below to See How to Make Your Pitbull Mask
1: Taping the Pattern Pieces Together
In this video you can see how to cut out the pattern pieces, and then tape them together to form all the shapes of your mask. Towards the end, you can also see how the strap is attached on the inside of the mask, to make it fit your face.
2: Painting Your Paper Mache Mask
I painted my pitbull’s face with a big brindle spot over one eye. I wanted him to look like a dog my mother owned many years ago. I painted the brindle spot ‘the lazy way,’ but I think it still came out really nice. Of course, this breed of dog comes in a lot of color variations. Some of them have spots, and some of them don’t. Do an image search to find a good model for your own mask, or paint it to look like your own pitbull. I also have a video that has tips for using paper mache. You can find it here.
To Make Your Pitbull Mask You’ll Need:
- The pattern, saved to your device
- Access to a Printer
- Copy paper or full-sheet labels
- Glue stick if using copy paper instead of labels
- The front and back from from 3 standard-sized cereal boxes, or 6 pieces of letter-sized “light chipboard*” that you can purchase online.
- Sharp scissors for cutting cereal box cardboard
- Clear plastic tape and masking tape. Note: Don’t use disappearing gift wrap tape – it isn’t strong enough.
- Paper strips and paste or paper mache clay. Find recipes here.
- Acrylic gesso or latex primer
- Acrylic paint and acrylic varnish.
- If purchasing cardboard in place of the cereal boxes, it will be sold as “light chipboard.” Medium or heavy chipboard is too stiff to bend well.
Do you have a question or need help with your pattern?
If you have a question about putting your mask pattern together, leave a comment below or on the Daily Sculptors page. I read all comments and answer them as soon as I can, usually within a few hours. Some of my readers might ideas for you, too — we have a very supportive community on this site.
Or send an email, if you prefer. That works, too. 🙂