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I made this mask out of a breakfast cereal box (painted with acrylic paints) and a previously used Tyvek mailing envelope.

Posted by Elizabeth A. from Pacific, Missouri, United States • Published See Elizabeth A.'s 19 projects »

  • Step 1

    Print off and cut out the paper pattern. Check the placement of the eyes, you may need to adjust their location for your own eye spacing.

  • Step 2

    Dismantle your cereal box. Using a marker, trace around the paper pattern for the mask and beak onto the shiny printed side of the cardboard. Cut out the pieces with a combination of scissors and razor knife (for the eyes).

  • Step 3

    Using your paper pattern, mark the location of the scoring lines and using a razor knife and a ruler, cut partway through (on the shiny printed side) on the scoring lines. Gently bend on the scored lines.

  • Step 4

    Paint the shiny printed side a solid color. When the backside has dried, paint the fronts.

  • Step 5

    Glue the beak onto the mask using white glue. The top tabs on the beak fit behind the mask.

  • Step 6

    Cut feathers from Tyvek. If you don't have Tyvek, heavy paper will work (it just won't hold up as well). I freehand cut mine, but included a pattern for the size you should be aiming for to get the same proportions.

  • Step 7

    Glue the feathers to the back of the mask. I arranged mine on the table top, ran a continuous bead of glue around the ring of feathers and then laid the mask on top. I weighted it down with small objects while it was drying.

  • Step 8

    Punch string holes and attach strings.

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