paper mache wolf mask pattern

Paper Mache Wolf Mask Pattern

Easy Pattern for a Paper Mache Wolf Mask

This pattern is a digital download. To create your wolf mask you begin with cardboard and paper mache. Then it comes to life with your creativity and a coat of acrylic paint.

This mask could be worn with the addition of an elastic strap, or you can display it on your wall.

You can use either traditional paper strips and paste over your cardboard mask, like you’ll see in the video below, or you can cover it with Jonni’s paper mache clay recipe (find the recipe in the Art Library. The link is at the top of the page).

You can paint your paper mache wolf mask any way you like. There’s a video below that shows you how the mask shown here was painted.

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

To make the wolf mask you will need:

  • Standard letter size paper (8.5” x 11”) or A4 paper (210 × 297 mm)
  • A sheet of cardboard
  • Glue stick
  • Straight edge
  • Table knife
  • Scissors
  • Box cutter or craft knife
  • Tape
  • Paper strips and paste, or paper mache clay
  • Acrylic gesso, paint and varnish
paper mache wolf mask
A page from the instructions that come with the wolf mask pattern.

Step #1: Putting Your Wolf Mask Pattern Together:

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

You can find paper mache paste recipes here. I prefer the raw flour and water paste, but there are several other recipes on that page that you can try, including gluten-free paste options.

Here’s the link to the Egyptian Blue Hippo post that I mentioned in the video.

Step #3: Painting Your Wolf Mask:

To paint my wolf I used:

  • Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso
  • Acrylic Paint (Burnt Umber, Black, Yellow Ochre, White, and Ultramarine Blue)
  • Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
  • Matte Acrylic Varnish

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To see even more patterns for sculptures and masks, click here.


You can ask in the comment field below. I read all the comments, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Or send me an email – [email protected] – be sure to put “paper mache” in the subject line so your email won’t get accidentally deleted.


6 thoughts on “Paper Mache Wolf Mask Pattern

  1. 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.

  2. 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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