How To Make DIY Halloween Masks

October 3, 2014 12:00 PM
How To Make DIY Halloween Masks

" Store-bought costumes are quick and easy, but homemade ones stand out from the crowd. Fortunately, homemade doesn’t have to mean difficult. Here are four clever mask ideas, using everyday items, that come together in less than a day.

Egg Carton Nose

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A decorated carton transforms the wearer into a favorite animal.

Clean, empty egg carton Scissors Acrylic paint Embellishments Hot glue gun Elastic thread

Cut one egg cup from the carton. Cover the outside with acrylic paint and set it aside to dry. After it is dry, stick embellishments, such as pom poms, chenille stems, yarn, craft foam pieces or feathers, onto the cup.

Place the cup over the wearer’s nose and measure a length of elastic thread that reaches from cheekbone to cheekbone, behind the head. Poke a hole in each side of the egg carton cup and tie on the elastic.

Superhero Mask

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You don’t need to be a superhero to make this simple mask.

Craft foam Printable template (optional) Scissors Hole punch Elastic thread

Trace the template onto the craft foam or freehand a design. Don’t forget to include eye holes! Cut out the mask and use the hole punch to make a hole on each side "

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