you begin to create mask, you need to learn certain basics.
Make a Cone:
- Start with a circle, use
a compass or trace around any round object like lid, can etc.
- Cut out the circle. Make
a slit from the edge of the circle to the center. Overlap the cutting
edges and glue or taper them together. You will have a wide flat,
- For a taller cone, cut a
pie shaped wedged from the circle. The more you cut away, the taller
and sharper the cone be. Use these cones to make horns and noses of
To attach the cone to your
- Cut a hole in the mask
about the size of a large coin.
- Push the cone, the
pointed end first through the hole. Do not push the cone all the way
- Make 5-6 slits at the
wide end of the cone. Bend back the tabs and glue or tape them to the
inside of the mask.
For sticking things
Use staples, tape or glue especially white glue for gluing paper.
To curl paper:
- To make curly eyelashes,
hair and moustache, cut wide or narrow strips of paper.
- Cut the strips by
wrapping them around a pencil. For fat curls, use thick pencil or the
handle of a broom.
To keep your mask in place:
- With a crayon mark where
the mask touches your ears.
- Stick a loose-leaf
enforcement over each mark.
- Poke a hole in the center
of each reinforcement.
- Attach strings or ribbons
to the hole.
Things to do with a mask:
You can write a short play,
and make masks for each character. Browse our classic
books section to get plot of your play. You may act yourself or
ask your friends to join in.
You can make masks for each
member of your family say father, mother, brother, sister etc. Have each
person wear his/her mask and then exchange masks and become the other
Now let's begin to create