Pumbaa Headdress Mask Pattern

Headdress Mask Pattern

For the Warthog Character in the Lion King Jr. Play


Pumbaa Headdress Mask Pattern

This Pumbaa mask pattern creates all the shapes for you — and it’s fun to add the warthog tusks and those crazy warts. He’ll be a huge hit when he appears on stage in your production of the Lion King Jr play.

How to Make Your Pumbaa Mask:

Making a Pumbaa Mask 1
Print the pattern, put it on cereal box cardboard, and cut out the pieces.
Making a Pumbaa Mask 2
Tape the pattern pieces together.
Making a Pumbaa Mask 3
Add warts, tusks and one layer of paper mache.
Making a Pumbaa Mask 4
Paint him with Warthog colors, and you're done!

Finished size: About 7 inches (17.78cm) high, 10 inches (25.4 cm) wide and 14 inches (35.56 cm) deep. The cap can be easily altered to fit your head.

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Wearing the pumbaa headdress mask for the lion king jr play

Watch this video to learn more about the Pumbaa Mask Pattern:

To make your mask you will need:

  • Printer
  • Copy paper or full-sheet labels (recommended)
  • Glue stick if using copy paper for pattern
  • Cardboard from 5 standard-sized cereal boxes
  • Sharp scissors for cutting cardboard
  • Tape, both clear plastic tape and masking tape
  • Aluminum foil for the warts, tusks and eyebrows
  • Glue gun
  • 32 mm (1.25 in) Styrofoam ball
  • Newspaper strips and paste (or use light-weight brown paper and Titebond III wood glue, like I
    did – recommended)
  • Spray primer
  • Acrylic paint and varnish
  • Artists’ brushes
  • Dark twine, jute or yarn for the mane
  • White glue for the mane
  • Black felt. One sheet of 8” x 11” felt is enough for
    several headdress masks.


Pumbaa Headdress Mask Pattern
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Pumbaa Headdress Mask Pattern

9 thoughts on “Pumbaa Headdress Mask Pattern”

  1. I can see why you left this one till last, it is more difficult with all those bumps and lumps. It turned out great as usual! You can definitely see the wrinkles from afar and I agree that they add so much interest. Love the boy band comment too. Cracked me up!

    • Yes, I thought it would be better to get some practice before I tackled this one. I was surprised by how quickly it went together when I realized how much easier it would be if I stuck the warts on after the cardboard pieces were taped together.

      What weird-looking animals! I can see how the tusks would be useful, because they back into a dug-out den so the tusks can be used to fight off predators. But the warts -what possible evolutionary benefit can they have? I asked Mr. Google, but he doesn’t seem to know, either. :)

      Now that your classes are cancelled, are you working on any new projects?

      • Well, from my research, they are protective bumps, made of fat to help cushion the blows during fights. Usually while fighting during mating season. It always comes down to the girls! Guys!
        I am finishing up a piece made of Pal Tiya for the garden. I’ll post it when I’m done. I also started a Humpty Dumpty. I thought that would be easy enough for my next class. While everyone might not want it in their home, just about all of us know a child who would love it in their room! We won’t use the plaster cloth like you did….too expensive. I’ll just have them make an egg shape out of newspaper and masking tape. The egg won’t be perfect but that’s ok. I even went online to see how expensive those giant Easter eggs are because they could be used and then cut out after the first layer is applied. I can’t find them cheap enough though because I need 12. I don’t want to use the balloon method , that never works for me and I don’t want to add frustration! I also may make him wear mittens as the hands might be too hard. There are varying levels of expertise in the class. They can decide which they want.
        I am busy though, I have tons of ideas on what to do next. What new pattern will you be doing next? I’m so happy that those patterns have been so successful for you. You can see on the daily sculptors page how many have used them and were satisfied. You must be like a proud parent when you see them!

  2. G’day Jonni,
    Love love love all your animals.
    I think I know what I’m going to be doing on my holiday.
    Thanks for the tips.
    Everything looks fabulous.

  3. As always, A beautifully design project. Love the mane, what a great idea. Also the eyes are awesome.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and techniques!


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