Mardi Gras Mask and Simple Instructions

If you have been wondering how to make a nice-looking Feather Mardi Gras mask, then you will want to know all of the details which are involved. First you will need to decide on a material for the mask you want to make. This will be the foundation of the entire mask, so it is very important. Some of the different choices you have are cardboard, paper, or craft foam. The easiest way to do this is to purchase a cheap plastic mask from a dollar store to build on. After you decide on the material you will need to come up with an overall design for the mask you want to make.

Chances are you don’t have everything you need at home, so you will want to make a list of everything you need. Some of these things include scissors, markets, glue, and assorted decorative materials such as feathers,ribbons, and beads and a stick or dowel to put on the side of your mask to hold it. Depending on if you want tot cover the mask with feathers or arrange the feathers around the mask, you may need supplies to jazz up the mask. Glitter, metalic paint or sequins and beads will work great. Put the mask on your face first just so you know the eye holes are aligned correctly. Then lay out your decorations on the mask to begin the process of the design. You can be generous or sparse with the feathers. It depends on how much of an impact you want to make when you are wearing it. I like a lot of feathers. Rooster, Boa, Macaw, Ostrich, and Peacock feathers all are good choices.

A glue gun is preferred when doing this type of project, so you will want to spend around 10 minutes heating it up before you move on. After it is ready you will want to place a small drop of glue on the back of your mask. This is the point where you must decide whether you want your Mardi Gras mask on a stick to be either right-handed or left-handed. This will end up making a difference, so choose carefully. Place a stick that is around 6-8 inches onto the glue firmly and hold for a few minutes until it has a chance to stick to the mask completely.

You will also need to think about how you will decorate your mask, because that it something very important to consider. Some people choose to cover their entire mask with tin foil for a nice effect, while others choose to paint the mask Mardi Gras colors. You can also decorate your stick. Pick up some glitter and ribbons from a craft store near you, so you will be able to sprinkle it all over the mask. Add a couple of ribbons as wellas the feathers so it will look especially unique. And don’t forget to decorate or pain the stick!
This art project gives you a chance to be creative, so make sure you think of a lot of good ideas that will set your mask apart from everyone else’s. Remember that in a sea of faces, yours should stand out as being particularly special.

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