Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.
Step 1
Project Note: This project is intended to be an adult mask.
 
With gloves on your hands, spray the front of the paper maché mask with spray adhesive and lay a sheet of orange felt down onto the mask. Using your fingers press down and smooth out any wrinkles. Allow adhesive several minutes to set. 
Step 2
Trim excess orange felt from around the outer edge of the mask, using scissors, leaving a ½” felt border that you will fold over for a more polished look. Using sharp scissors, poke a small hole through the eye portion of the mask to trim away inner eye, trimming as close to the edge as possible.
 
NOTE: To save time, you may trim off excess orange felt from around outer border in lieu of folding the felt over. Although folding the felt over gives your mask a cleaner look, trimming the felt along the edges is a time-saver. If choosing to trim off excess felt, skip to next step. 
Step 3
Turn mask over and place a line of glue from the glue pen along the outer edge of the mask. Fold the ½” felt border over and press down onto the glue, holding for several seconds to secure adhesive bond. For best results, work in small sections as you go along.
 
Click here to print out templates for mask from michaels.com. Cut out.   
Step 4
Trace the whiskers and outer ear templates onto a sheet of white cardstock using a pencil. Trace both twice. Cut out and set aside.
 
NOTES: You will flip one set of whiskers over so that it faces the opposite direction, to give you right and left whiskers. The cardstock templates will help to give the mask more definable shape and durability. 
Step 5
Trace the eyes onto a sheet of black cardstock. Trace twice. Cut out and set aside. Use an X-ACTO® knife to cut out the inner portion of the eye.
 
Trace the nose and tips of the ears onto a sheet of black felt, using a black Sharpie® marker. Cut out and set aside.
 
TIP: If you are having trouble seeing the black marker on the felt, simply hold the template onto the felt sheet, using your thumb and finger, and cut out the template shape.  
Step 6
Trace the inner ear template onto a sheet of white felt. Cut out and set aside.
 
With protective gloves on your hands, spray the cardstock whiskers with spray adhesive and lay them face down onto the white felt sheet. Be sure the whiskers are facing the correct direction so that you have both left and right. Allow several minutes for the adhesive to set. Cut out.
 
Repeat using the cardstock ears and a sheet of orange felt. 
Step 7
Repeat using the cardstock eyes and a sheet of black felt. Be sure the eyes are facing the correct direction so that you have a left and a right eye.
 
Glue the inner ear felt templates down onto the orange felt ears using the glue pen. Glue the black felt ear tips onto the orange felt ear. Set aside to dry several minutes.  
Step 8
With gloves on, spray the back of the black felt eyes with spray adhesive and place down onto the eye portion of the orange mask. Press the eyes down with your fingers for several seconds to secure a good adhesive bond.
 
Spray the back of the white felt whiskers and press them down onto the bottom portion of your mask, aligning the inner edge of the whiskers in the center of the nose portion of the mask. 
Step 9
Glue the black felt nose down on top of the white whiskers using a dab of glue from the glue pen.
 
Place a thick line of glue from the glue pen down along the bottom edge of the front of the ears and press the bottom of the ears onto the back of the mask so that the ears are glued from behind the mask. Hold for several seconds to allow glue to bond. 
Step 10
To finish, glue a dowel rod to the back of the mask along one side, using a hot glue gun..
 
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    • Color: Orange
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    • Color: Solar White
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  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Pencil
  • Gloves
  • Hot Glue Gun (Adult Use Only)
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Sharpie® Black Sharpie
  • Xacto Knife (Adult Use Only)
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