Zazu headdress mask pattern

Zazu Headdress Mask Pattern

For the Lion King Play


This Zazu mask pattern creates all the shapes for you, and painting it is really fun. With that bright orange beak, it looks stunning on stage in the Lion King play.

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.  😀

To make your Zazu mask:

Put the pattern on cereal box cardboard.
Put the pattern on cereal box cardboard.
Cut out the pattern pieces and tape them together.
Cut out the pattern pieces and tape them together.
Add one layer of paper mache to the Zazu mask.
Add one layer of paper mache to the Zazu mask.
And paint the mask.
And paint the mask.

Finished size: About 6 inches (15.24 cm) high, 7 inches (17.78 cm) wide and 14 inches (35.56 cm) long. The cap can be easily altered to fit the actor’s head.

Watch this video to see how to paint your Zazu mask:

To make your mask you will need:

  • Printer
  • Copy paper or full-sheet labels (recommended)
  • Glue stick if using copy paper for pattern
  • Cardboard from 3 standard-sized cereal boxes
  • Sharp scissors for cutting cardboard
  • Tape, both clear plastic tape and masking tape
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glue gun
  • 22 mm (.9 in) Styrofoam ball
  • Newspaper strips and paste (or use light-weight brown paper and Titebond III wood glue, like I
    did – recommended)
  • Spray primer or acrylic gesso
  • Acrylic paint and varnish
  • Artists’ brushes
  • Black felt. One sheet of 8” x 11” felt is enough for
    several headdress masks.


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7 thoughts on “Zazu Headdress Mask Pattern for the Lion King Jr. Play”

  1. He is really delightful and you model him perfectly!
    Thanks so much for sharing your products, processes and enthusiasm.

  2. Zazu is AWESOME! The colors are just brilliant! Jonnie, your videos are so inspiring. You are truly blessed with this talent that you have.

  3. Jonni, Zazu is so much fun! Are you sculpting these for a high school or community theatre? They are so lucky to have you as all these Lion King masks are so wonderful! Which character is next? Looking forward to seeing it!
    You’ve got me hooked now and I’m working on an interior gnome. I’ll post my 1st attempt when it’s completed. Thanks for all your sharing!

  4. ADORABLE! And the Zazu mask isn’t bad either. : ) I never saw “The Lion King”, but all of your creations have been superb. This one is beautiful (although that may not be the look Zazu was going for!? Is he vain?). Kudos for another remarkable sculpt (as if you could do anything else).

    • Aw shucks – you always say such nice things. 🙂

      I can’t remember if Zazu was vain or not. I haven’t had a chance to see the play yet, and I watched the movie sometime last year – but who can remember anything that long? Maybe one of our other readers can remind me….


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