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    Let your kids’ imaginations go wild when you
    use photos of animals or favorite people to
    make easy masks for costumes.

    What You'll Need:

    • 8 x 10 image of an animal or human face
    • Spray adhesive or glue
    • Utility knife
    • Thin foamcore or cardboard
    • Craft stick or dowel
    • Hot glue
    • Faux fur, fabric or ribbons (optional)

    15 min
    time to complete
    Skill Level 1
    skill level

    How to Make it:

    Pick your picture
     Choose a shot that’s taken facing straight forward, as close up on the face as possible. Enlarge it to 8 x 10, and print.


    Cut it down to size

    Use spray adhesive to attach your 8 x 10 photo to foamcore or cardboard, then use the utility knife to carefully cut around the edge of the face and the eye holes. Make sure the mask user will be able to see well through the eye holes.


    Finish it off

    Hot glue a dowel or stick to the inner edge of the mask, ensuring a good bond. Use faux fur, ribbon, or fabric to adorn the dowel, and consider decorating the mask itself to give it a more three-dimensional look.