Easy Pattern for a Paper Mache

Wolf Mask


Do you ever feel like howling?

You and Brother Wolf may be kindred spirits. Make this mask today, slip it on, and celebrate your wild side.

Then proudly tell your friends “I made it myself!”

How to make your wolf mask:

Printed wolf mask pattern
Print the pattern on standard letter-sized or A4 paper and attach it to cardboard.
Wolf mask pattern pieces gtaped together
Cut out the pieces and tape them together.
Add paper mache to wolf mask
Add one layer of paper mache or paper mache clay.
Paint the wolf mask
Bring it to life with acrylic paint. When you're finished wearing it, hang it on your wall.

Finished size: About 11.5 inches (29 cm) high, 9.5 inches (23 cm) wide and 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) deep.

This is a downloadable PDF Pattern with full instructions. That means there’s no waiting and no shipping costs, and you can start on your project right away.

Click here if you’d like to know more about how the patterns are delivered. 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.  😀

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Step #1: Putting Your Wolf Mask Pattern Together:

Note: The pattern has been recently updated to include instructions for using cereal box cardboard instead of corrugated cardboard. Either type of cardboard will work.

The updates also include pattern pieces for a cap on the back, so it’s comfortable to wear without an elastic strap to keep it on.

Step #2: Adding Paper Mache to Your Wolf Mask:

Step #3: Painting Your Wolf Mask:

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Just a few of the masks made with this pattern …

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.

Downloading your files: To see exactly how the downloading process should work, click here.  If your pattern doesn’t download correctly and you can’t see the solution on that page, let me know right away so I can help. This is a one-person business, but I check my inbox regularly and will respond as fast as I can.

27 thoughts on “Wolf Mask Pattern”

    • I think it would work with the lighter cardboard, but I haven’t tried it and the pieces were made to fit with the corrugated cardboard. For that reason, the pieces might not fit together quite as tightly – but if there are gaps they will be covered by the paper mache so it shouldn’t matter. Make sure you check the mask often while the paper mache is drying, to make sure it doesn’t go out of shape. After saying all that, I should add that the cat mask was made with cereal box cardboard and it worked just fine, so the wolf should work, too. If you try it, let us know how it came out. 🙂

  1. I can’t see what I am supposed to down load. Sorry haven’t done this before. I just purchased a pattern of the wolf. I thought I was going to get it in the mail.

    • Hi Marie. If you click on the link in the order email, it should bring up a browser window with two buttons. One is for directly downloading to your device, and the other button is to download the file to your Dropbox account. I recommend using the first button and downloading it directly to your device so you always have access to it.

      If you’re using an iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device, they have a way of hiding your downloads. I don’t have an Apple device, but this article may help. If you still can’t get it to work, let me know what type of device you’re using so I can be more helpful.

      I resent the order email to you, in case you lost the original email with the download link.
      Good luck!

  2. Hi. I’m interested in this wolf mask. I wish to know if it will fit a 15 years old guy… I see that most of the reviews here are from younger children. I suppose I’m asking if it will fit an adult. Thanks, Daphna

  3. Oi, boa tarde, parabensss!!!!, lindo de mais o seu trabalho, da vontade de sair fazendo!!!!!Parabensssssssssssss

  4. Hi, this is my first time making this because of a school project, and I was a bit of confused, after adding layers of paper onto the mask and then what should I do? Should I just paint it or…..Because I tried directly add white onto it, and it just ended up all soaking wet and beneath layers of newspaper just showed up.

    • Hi Alyssa. Was the paper mache completely dry before you added paint? And what kind of paint are you using? I’ve never known of anyone having this problem before. We normally use acrylic paint, over dry paper mache. You will get brighter colors if you use an acrylic gesso first, but I’ve painted many things without gesso, without having any problems with it. Let us know a bit more about how you’re making your wolf, and we might be able to be more helpful.

  5. Hi! I made these masks with my 2 daughters and their 4 cousins, aged 5 to 13. They had a blast! Thank you for the great pattern. My daughters are wondering if you are going to design some dog mask patterns. They love dogs.

    • They look great – and what a wonderful photo! A dog would be fun – maybe a bulldog or mastiff, with those sad-sack eyes. I’ll put it on my list. 🙂

  6. This may seem like a silly question but, how is the wolf mask worn? Will I need to attach a strap to hold it on?

    • Hi Kathleen. Yes, the mask will need a strap. I usually wait until the mask is complete before I add holes for a strap. That way you’ll see how it fits the face and how it’s balanced.

  7. This looks amazing! The one thing you might redesign is the eye alignment. A wolf’s eyes are not horizontally aligned like a dog’s eyes. They are obliquely set and have a distinct “V” appearance. If you look at any head on wolf photo you will see what I mean.

  8. I need to make 6 wolf masks for an upcoming performance of Beauty and The Beast.
    Really love the design of this, but need it to look a little more realistic.
    Do you think it is possible to add faux fur to this mask?

    • If you used cardboard for the pattern pieces, you really only need one or two layers, on both the front and the back. This will cover the tape and make the seams nice and strong.

      I’m glad you’re having fun with it. Will we get to see it when it’s done? I’d really love to see how it turns out.

  9. have you the impresion for the draw? or one archive to impressing? I am from Argentina and i want to make this mask from my child.

    • Hi Martina. I’m not quite sure what you’re asking. The pattern with instructions is available on this page. You can purchase it by clicking on the green button. It’s a downloadable file. If you make one, we’d love to see how it turns out.

  10. I love the wolf mask!!! And the elephant…How about a dragon mask or a unicorn mask? An elf mask? Obviously I am in to fantasy! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us.

    • The dragon sounds like a lot of fun. So does the elf. I already have a unicorn mask in my book, so I probably won’t do another one, but it’s still a great idea. 🙂 I’ll put them all on my list – thanks!


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