No one will recognize you behind this mask!

Express yourself with a funny-face mask. These funny faces are a little wacky, and they’re fun to make. Match your mask to a favorite crazy outfit — or match the outfit to the mask.

This type of costume accessory is safe for kids because you don’t wear the mask attached to your head — you simply hold the mask in front of your face. Then pull it away to reveal who you are (or when walking!).

What You  Need

  • White paper plate, 9-inch
  • Thin paper or tissue paper in assorted colors
  • 2 large wiggle eyes
  • Glitter glue
  • Large craft sticks
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paper crimper
  • Craft glue

 

How to Make a Funny-Face Mask

Step 1: Sketch an outline of the shape you want to make, using the inside edge of the rim as a guide for the bottom of the face. (See photo for ideas.) Cut along sketch lines.

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Sketch your shape before cutting the plate.

Step 2: To make hair, cut paper into a rectangle about 2 or 3 inches wide and 2 to 18 inches long. Put this shape through a paper crimper if you want to make the hair even wilder. Fringe the rectangle to within 1/2 inch of the long edge. Cut the fringed rectangle into smaller pieces, and glue pieces around the top of the plate. Let dry.

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Go a little wild with fringed-paper hair.

Step 3: Glue wiggle eyes onto the eye shapes, and add a mouth with glitter glue. If you’d like, fringe two small pieces of black paper, curl each around your finger, and glue them above the eyes to make eyelashes.

Step 4: Attach a craft stick to the bottom of the plate with craft glue. When it dries, use the stick as a handle to hold your mask.

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