Rabbit Headdress Pattern for Paper Mache

Rabbit Headdress Pattern

for Paper Mache


Rabbit Headdress Pattern for Paper Mache

Captivate your audience with this rabbit headdress mask.

It’s easy to make, because the pattern creates all the shapes for you. Whether you’re channeling the whimsy of Wonderland or the mystique of the forest, this rabbit headdress mask is sure to leave a lasting impression with your audience.

How to Make Your Rabbit Headdress Mask:

Print the pattern, stick it to cereal box cardboard and cut out the pieces

Print the pattern, stick it to cereal box cardboard and cut out the pieces.

Tape the rabbit mask pattern pieces together

Tape the rabbit mask pattern pieces together.

Add paper strips and paste, with newspaper or recycled brown paper

Add paper strips with paste or wood glue. Use any soft paper.

Paint your rabbit headdress mask, and add a bow tie (totally optional. :) )

Bring your rabbit to life with acrylic paint. (Fur and bow-tie are optional. :) )

Finished Size:

About 16 inches (40.64 cm) high, 9.5 inches (24.13 cm) deep and 12 inches (30.48 cm) wide. The size can be changed by printing the pattern larger or smaller, or by making minor adjustments to the cap after assembly. See instructions for details.

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.

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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.  :)

Rabbit headdress mask pattern for paper mache


Rabbit Headdress Pattern for Paper Mache
Rabbit Headdress Pattern for Paper Mache

Watch these videos to see how the rabbit mask template is put together, and for some ideas on finishing your mask.

How to put the rabbit mask pattern pieces together:

The rabbit mask pattern is easy to put together, but give yourself plenty of time so you don’t have to rush. The pattern download includes screenshots of every piece, so you’ll know exactly how to assemble your mask.

Finishing your rabbit mask:

I used Titebond III wood glue for my rabbit mask, because it’s strong and it dries fast. That really helps when you have a deadline! I recommend using a coat of gesso before painting, to make your bunny’s final colors nice and bright. The bow-tie and fur were just playful extras – if you’d like to see how they were made, watch the next two videos.

Adding fur – a fun experiment: :)

I found some special spackling at my local hardware store that looked like it would be fun to play with, so I gave my rabbit some furry whiskers. I did have fun with it, but he would look just fine without the fur. :)

Adding a Bow-Tie:

The bow tie was a silly idea, but I did it anyway, because I thought it would be fun. :)

Some bunny characters, like the White Rabbit, would be happy to wear a snazzy polka-dot bow tie. But it might not work for a more realistic rabbit character in another play.

Wearing the white rabbit headdress mask

To make your rabbit headdress mask you will need:

  • The Pattern
  • Access to a Printer
  • Copy paper or full-sheet labels (I always use the labels)
  • Glue stick if using copy paper instead of the labels
  • Cardboard from 5 standard-sized cereal boxes or 9 letter-sized sheets of light chipboard.*
  • 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.
  • Very small amount of Aluminum foil
  • One 1 1/4″ (3.175 cm) foam ball for the eyes
  • Glue gun
  • Paper strips and paste or paper mache clay. I used a brown paper that comes in amazon.com boxes, with wood glue. Any soft paper will work, and you can use flour and water paste, if you prefer. (find recipes here)
  • Acrylic paint and 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.


Rabbit Headdress Pattern for Paper Mache
Rabbit Headdress Pattern for Paper Mache

When you finish your rabbit headdress mask…

We would really love to see how it comes out. Please visit the Daily Sculptors page and upload some photos. :)

Rabbit Headdress Pattern for Paper Mache

Do you have a question or need help with your pattern?

There are two ways to contact me: The fastest way to get an answer is to leave a comment below. I read all comments and answer them as soon as I can, usually within a few hours. One of my readers might also chime in to help – we have a very supportive community here on this site.

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