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
Small amount of braided trim
7 inches of string beads
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.