Make a paper mache
This mask pattern was inspired by the famous monkey who “borrowed” a camera and took her own selfie photo.
Create a unique and unforgettable mask to wear – or display your Selfie Monkey on your wall. Either way, it’s sure to start an interesting conversation!
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Create your paper mache Selfie-Monkey mask with just two cereal boxes, paper mache and acrylic paint.
Print the pattern, stick it on your cardboard, and cut out all the pieces. Tape the pieces together, and then cover them with one layer of paper mache. Add your acrylic paint, and you’re done.
Finished size: About 12 inches (30 cm) high, 8 inches (20 cm) wide and 6 inches (15 cm) deep.
Finishing Your Selfie-Monkey Mask:
You can cover your selfie-monkey mask with traditional paper strips and paste, or with my paper mache clay recipe, which you can find in the Art Library on this site.
After the paper mache is dry, just paint the mask as shown in the second video, and you’re done.
To make the selfie-monkey mask you will need:
- Copy paper or full-sheet labels
- Glue stick if you print your pattern on copy paper
- Cardboard from 2 standard-sized cereal boxes
- Knife or sharp scissors for cutting cardboard
- Tape, either clear plastic tape or masking tape
- A few small pieces of aluminum foil
- Paper strips and paste or paper mache clay
- Yarn, straw, raffia or other material you have on hand for the selfie-monkey’s crest
- Acrylic gesso
- Acrylic paint (or black spray paint, optional) and matte acrylic varnish
Do you have a question or need help with your pattern?
If you have a question about putting your pattern together or painting it, 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.