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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.