Simple Glitter Animal Masks
Sometimes dressing up for Halloween is as simple as a pair of sweatpants, a colored shirt, and a fun animal mask. Or your favorite outfit, topped with a fun Halloween mask. Here are three simple animal masks that you can make using just paper, glitter, and glue. Glue the finished mask to a dowel or chopstick, or punch holes in each side for a ribbon, and wear your mask to a costume party or out trick-or-treating!
Supplies To Make your Animal Masks
- Masks cut from construction paper (click here for the mask templates) or purchased from the craft store
- Assorted Glitter
Making a Butterfly Mask
First we'll make the butterfly mask. You can look up pictures of a Monarch, or you can go from memory to make large teardrop-shaped areas of glue. Work over a large piece of scrap construction paper - this will help catch all the glitter in the next step.
Cover the entire mask liberally with black or dark grey glitter.
Carefully shake off the glitter onto your scrap construction paper. Don't worry about getting it all off - just get off 90 percent or so. If you shake the mask to try to get it all off, your wet glue may drip, destroying your design.
Curve the construction paper to pour the extra glitter back into the glitter jar.
Making a Fox Mask With Glitter and Glue
Next comes the fox. Use glue to define the bottom of the fox face. You can use a paintbrush if you like to spread out the glue into a thinner layer.
Then fill in some furry parts to define the ears. Cover with white glitter, and you're done!
Making the Owl Mask for Halloween or Playtime
The owl takes several steps to make. Start with glue and glitter around the eye holes.
You can wait for the glue to dry, or move right to the next step.
Add more glue around the eyes, to make the "horned" feathers, and to make feathers along the bottom. Cover with a second color of glitter. Then add final details - between the eyes, and around the existing feathers. Allow to dry completely.
These simple glitter animal masks are simple to make, and such a fun way to dress up!
What are you planning to be this Halloween?
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