Sculpey® Mardi Gras Masks
Add to Favorites Print

Sculpey® Mardi Gras Masks

Hide behind these fun masks...perfect for a masquerade or Mardi Gras party!
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
Get exclusive offers about this product and more!
 
 
 Sculpey III® Oven-Bake Clay, small

Sculpey III® Oven-Bake Clay

 

Material List

  • Clay Conditioning Machine (or Acrylic Roller)
  • Sculpey® 5-in-1 Tool Set
  • Premo! ® Glitter Set – Green, Purple and Gold
  • Scissors
  • Dowel Rod, Thin
  • Acrylic Paint – Black
  • Cotton Ball
  • Empty Jar or Can
  • Coordinating ribbons or cords
  • Low Heat Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • CAT'S EYE MASK
  • Sculpey® III Oven-bake Clay – Emerald (2), Purple and Gold
  • Creatology™ Sparkling Chenille Stems, 8" – Green and Gold
  • Pattern (download button below)
  • INFINITY MASK
  • Sculpey® III Oven-bake Clay – Gold (2), Emerald and Purple
  • Feathers – Coordinating Colors
 

Project Instructions

Cats Eye Mask

Cut out a Cat Eye Mask design. Condition and press green clay through the conditioning machine on the thickest setting or using an acrylic roller roll to 1/16”. Make sure the sheet is large enough to accommodate the mask pattern. Lay the mask shape on top of the clay and carefully cut out around your design with the blade tip of the 5-in-1 Tool Set. After cutting out the green shape, cut the pattern along the dashed lines. Use the bottom half of the pattern for the purple area.

Condition and press purple clay through the conditioning machine on the #3 setting or roll out with an acrylic roller to 1/32" thick. Make sure the sheet is large enough to accommodate the mask pattern. Lay the mask shape on top of the clay and carefully cut out around the pattern with the blade tip.

Spread green glitter over the top half of the green mask shape. Smooth the glitter down in circular motions so it sticks to the clay. Layer the purple clay pieces over the bottom half of the green piece. Smooth purple glitter over the purple clay. Using the pattern as a reference, poke 2 holes in the mask with the 2mm pointer tool tip. You can rotate the tip inside the hold to make the holes increasingly larger.

Make various shapes with the gold clay. You can make swashes, commas, teardrops, and balls to decorate your mask. Press these firmly into place on the mask. Brush the tops of each shape with gold glitter.

Bake the mask according to the manufacturer's directions. While baking you can prepare your accessories.

Squirt a little bit of black paint onto a cotton ball. Rub the paint into the dowel rod. Stand the dowel rod in a jar to dry.

Bend a gold and a green chenille stem in half. Coil or curve the two tips of each stem.

Cut 12" lengths of ribbon or cord to attach the mask to the dowel.

Assembling the Mask

After the mask is completely cool, glue chenille stems to the back of the mask. Allow to dry completely.

Align the dowel rod to the back of the mask along the 2 holes. Insert the ribbon through the top hole and pull it in until it's half way through. Wrap the back half of the ribbon tightly around the dowel 3 times and then tie it tightly to the 1/2 of the ribbon coming out the front of the mask. Make sure your knot is pulled neatly up to the dowel and is tight enough to secure the mask to the dowel. Repeat with the bottom hole.

Infinity Mask

Cut out an Infinity Mask design. Condition and press gold clay through the conditioning machine on the thickest setting or using the acrylic roll create a sheet 1/16" thick. Make sure the sheet is large enough to accommodate the mask pattern. Lay the mask shape on top of the clay and carefully cut out around your design with the blade tip. Spread gold glitter over the entire mask shape. Smooth the glitter down in circular motions with your fingers so it sticks to the clay. Using the pattern as a reference, poke two holes in the mask with the 2mm pointer tool tip. You can rotate the tip inside the hold to make the holes increasingly larger.

Take equal amounts of green and purple clay and make snakes. Twist the snakes together to make a striped rope. Continue twisting until the rope is thin - about double the thickness of the gold mask. Gently roll the snake so it becomes smooth. Wrap the snake around the outside of the gold mask. Press it firmly to the gold clay so they bond together.

Press sheets of green and purple clay through the conditioning machine on the #3 setting or roll to 1/16" with the acrylic roller. Spread green glitter on the green clay and purple glitter on the purple clay. Cut out triangle shapes from purple and green and position them around the eyes as shown.

Make an oval of gold clay and press it into place above the nose area. Push feather into this oval of clay. Smooth the oval, cover with glitter and trim with a little piece of the green and purple rope.

Bake the mask according to the manufacturer's directions. While baking you can prepare your accessories.

Squirt a little bit of black paint onto a cotton ball. Rub the paint into the dowel rod. Stand the dowel rod in a jar to dry.

Cut 12" lengths of ribbon or cord to attach the mask to the dowel.

Assembling the Mask

After the mask is completely cool, align the dowel rod to the back of the mask along the 2 holes. Insert the ribbon through the top hole and pull it in until it's half way through. Wrap the back half of the ribbon tightly around the dowel three times and then tie it tightly to the ½ of the ribbon coming our the front of the mask. Make sure your knot is pulled neatly up to the dowel and is tight enough to secure the mask to the dowel. Repeat with the bottom hole.

Tips

Use your finger in a circular motion to get glitter to adhere to the clay.

Craft Notes

Adult supervision is required at all times. Oven should only be used by an adult.