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Everyone loves wolves!
That’s one of the reasons why this is one of the most popular patterns on this site.
Plus, it’s really easy to make.
- Print the pattern on copy paper or full-sheet labels.
- Attach the pattern pieces to cardboard.
- Tape the pieces together. (The pattern creates all the shapes of your wolf’s face for you.)
- Then cover your wolf with one layer of paper mache to create a strong, yet lightweight mask or wall sculpture.
- Add paint (or use fake fur if you want.)
- And show him off on your wall or at your next fancy-dress party.
The video below shows you how I painted my mask with acrylic paint. You could use black instead of gray – or paint it white. Look for wolf images on Google to find one with colors you really like.
You could even make one in each color for a beautiful matched set.
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
- Box cutter or craft knife
- Paper strips and paste, or paper mache clay
- Acrylic gesso, paint and varnish
Step #1: Putting Your Wolf Mask Pattern Together:
Step #2: Adding Paper Mache to Your Wolf Mask:
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
What others are saying about this pattern …
Bailey, who is almost nine years old, made this wolf mask with only a little help from her Nan. She had so much fun and has now almost finished your lion mask. Great patterns thank you.Thank you and regards, Diane
Hi, thank you for the pattern!
The directions were super easy to follow. Though It took me all day to make, it was really easy to make.
I wanted it to be perfect!
I made it for a costume party I was going to, and my role was a Shaman. The mask turned out awesome!!!
I added chicken feathers on the back to give
It a Native American feel, and painted that way too.
I created the mask as part of a ‘mystery reader’ project at my daughter’s school. I read two books to her school in my big bad wolf costume – first, the traditional Little Red Riding Hood and then the same story from the wolf’s perspective. Kids and teachers alike enjoyed the reading and the costume.
Thanks a million Jonni, your wolf mask saved us tonight. Our son had a school project due tomorrow morning that he’s been procrastinating on. So we got started around 5:30pm tonight and finished 3 hours later. Sure we skipped over the paper mache and did a quick spray paint…it turned out quite well.
My daughter was looking forward to being a wolf in our local production of Beauty and the Beast. Unfortunately, there were no professional rental costumes available in her size. Then I found your wolf mask pattern! Long story short: the director accepted my proposal to make 4 wolves. I didn’t use paint, but rather covered the masks with the same fabric I used for the bodies. Success! Thank you for helping me make my daughter’s dream come true and proving my stage-mom skills.
Jean Ann Wahl-Piotrowski
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