Tuesday, 8 October 2013

DIY Kids Superhero Mask

Here is a quick and simple tutorial for making a mask for yourself or your little ones. They are cheap to make and only take about 30 minutes (plus a little drying time for the glue.

What you will need:

Craft foam in the colour of your choice
Mask stencil (plenty of templates can be found on Google)
Glue (I used fabric glue, just because  had it handy, you could use pva too)
Permanent Texta

To make:

First cut out your template, and check the sizing on your or your child/rens face. I measured my daughters face first and then drew a stencil to fit.

Once you are happy with the size trace it onto your foam and cut it out.

Cut your ribbon to the desired length, measuring from your temple, ensuring you have enough excess to tie it at the back.

Using some of the scrap foam, cut out two small pieces just wide enough to cover the end of your ribbon.

Glue the ribbon to the back of the mask and press to secure. Over the ribbon, glue the small pieces of foam so that the ribbon won't rub on the face and hold to secure.

Once the glue has dried, flip your mask over and draw carefully around the edge of the mask and eyes to give the mask a little quick detail. (You don't need to add the outline, I just felt it finished off the mask well)

And then you have a finished mask :)

Wear and be super!
Here's my little Miss Jellybean modelling her mask

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