Paper Mache Skull Masks
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Paper Mache Skull Masks

Whether you are going for super scary or delightfully decorative, we've got the paper mache mask for you!

Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Paper Mache Masks- Skull
  • Acrylic Paint- Black, White, Dark Brown, or Colors of Choice
  • Sharpie® Paint Pens
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Iridescent Glitter Glue
  • Foam Brushes
  • Antique Medium (or Acrylic Satin Varnish)

Project Instructions

Decorative Mask

Paint the mask black or your choice of color. Let dry completely.

Use glitter glue or a paint pen to draw out your designs. Let dry completely.

Scary Mask

Paint the mask white. Let dry completely.

Mix some antique medium with brown paint and then brush over the skull. Take a rag and wipe some of the brown off. Apply more brown around the eye sockets and teeth. Let dry.

Dry brush some black paint around the eye sockets, inside of nose and above teeth.


If painting a design on the skull, draw out on paper before painting. Refer to photo to assist with project.