Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Easy to make Foam Halloween mask/ party favor

Foam masks are readily available in Craft stores and a pack of four can be purchased for around a dollar.  What little princess wouldn’t just love to wear these masks to the Halloween party?  And they make great party favors too!  Use any trim you have on hand or pick up a bag of inexpensive ribbon and trims remnants that can be found anywhere crafts or fabrics are sold.  In no time you can create enough for a group!

You will need:

Pack of foam masks with elastic ties

Tacky Craft Glue

Ruler, scissors

Small amount of braided trim

7 inches of string beads

Some feathers

Sequins,  trim on a roll or you can use each sequin separately

5 rhinestones or flat backed beads

Clothespins for holding while the glue sets

1.     You will be using two masks to make one thicker mask.  Decorate the front of the mask by gluing the braided trim all around the edges.  Glue sequins (or strung sequins) around eyeholes.  Glue five rhinestones in the center of the mask and let dry.

2.     On the second mask (the back) measure 7 inches of string beads and fold in half.  Apply some glue to the mask and attach the beads to the lower end of one side.  (I did it to the right side but any side will do)  Add more glue on top and add the feathers.

3.     Apply glue generously to the entire back piece (see photo) and line up the decorated front piece on top.  Make sure the holes for the elastic line up as well.  Press and use some clothespins all around to hold tight until the glue sets.  Let dry completely.

4.     When the mask is dry tie on the elastic for wearing. 

Be careful when wearing masks since vision may be a bit obstructed.  You can sandwich a thin popsicle stick or dowel on the back before you glue the sides together for holding instead of wearing with elastic.

If you don’t want a thicker mask, just use one and forego the feathers and beads hanging down.


Carol Blackburn said...

A real fun one for the kids, Crystal. Love your use for clothespins. I use them for propping up paintings on the shelf or glue objects to them and a magnet on one side as a clip on magnet to hold notes. There is always a use for a clothespin. Some people even use them to hang clothes out to dry, I understand. :)

laurie said...

beautiful,, wish I had known you when my kids were small, they would have loved making these too!

craftattack said...

Great idea, I will make some of these for my ladies' Halloween Night, big kids will surely like them too! Thanks for sharing the idea! Valerie

Heather said...

oooh, i like these. perfect for wearing to my kids halloween parade.

maddyrose said...

Very clever and fun project.

Joni Nickrent said...

Very cool! My daughter and I made masks similar to this last was fun pulling all of the little bits and pieces together! Thanks for sharing the process!! It's BOO-tiful! Pop Art Minis

Terrie said...

You're so artistic. Kids are fun to have this mask. Your other works are great and inspiring.

Daniella said...

How fabulous!! That will totally keep the kids busy! Or me, because I would wear it all the time!!

Lee Pierce said...

Great! This can be fun for the kids to make, too. Fancy or wild ;^) Thanks for sharing Crystal!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This would be a fun craft for kids to do at a party also! Fun Tutorial!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Fun Halloween craft project.

I love the feathers.


Magic Love Crow said...

So much fun! I think I will make one to wear around the house! LOL!

aquariann said...

Great tutorial! Your mask looks awesome.

Leovi said...

Without a doubt, a beautiful mask.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

this is a great tutorial :) I've been thinking of Halloween costumes already too!

xx Jaime

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