Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache
Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache

Pitbull Mask

Printable PDF Template for a Paper Mache Pitbull Mask


Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache

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:

Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache
Print the downloadable pattern, stick it to cereal box cardboard, and cut out the pieces
Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache
Tape the pieces together. The pattern comes with full instructions, or watch the video below.
Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache
Put a layer of paper mache on your mask.
Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache
Paint your mask to make it look like your favorite dog.

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.  🙂

Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache


Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache
Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache

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.


Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache
Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache

Jonni Good

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. 🙂

10 thoughts on “Pitbull Mask Pattern for Paper Mache”

  1. Jonni,
    I adore your work. I have been following you for some time and purchased your books and patterns, not yet to create any. As an art teacher I introduce you and your work to my classes each year. I have yet to find anyone not like your work, but of course I chuckle as a few have already done work just as good as yours…..:) :). If not them, one of their parents or other relatives who are paper mache’ artists. If there is anything you can share for me about yourself I would love to share with my class in addition to things I have learned. I am looking toward retirement when I can spend time creating my own work rather than student samples. Thank-you so much for sharing everything for us to envy.

    • Hi Dorothy. I’m glad you and your students are enjoying my work. The only thing that might interest them is that I’m not formally trained in art, and totally unqualified to teach art – but I have a great time creating and teaching, anyway. 🙂

      • We are all trained in art, maybe not in school or teaching art. Some just have a great eye and passion. You are definitely a teacher. I will add that piece to my introduction to you and your sculpture art. So wonderful you take the time to respond.
        I am also on the Michigan Art Education council as a liaison. I would love to throw your name in for one of our yearly conferences. Are you game?

  2. Hi Jonni, Your doing well, Here in Tasmania.Au we are looking towards Spring coming. Are you able to sculpture a Grey Hound and Boxer dog ? Alpaca would be lovely.
    Enjoying your ytubes
    Carol Grey from the Land down under.xxxxx

  3. Hi Jonni,
    I love the Pitbull mask and especially enjoyed the story about your bully breed.
    It’s so nice to have someone talk positively about them for a change!
    Thanks again for making them the star of this video. 🙂

    • I had included a heart at the end of my comment, but it turned them into question marks…so ignore that part please!

      • The question marks are a special ‘feature’ of WordPress sites. I’ll fix it. 🙂
        And I’m so glad you like the video – I really do have fond memories of some pitbulls. I have some not-so-fond memories of some others, but that was because of their owners, not the dogs.


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