Recently I visited an old cathedral. I loved was how it’s ornamented everywhere with heads of people and animals gazing down from the heights. They’re wonderful!
I thought “I’d like to have beings tucked up in the high corners of my house, looking down like that…”
And now, of course, we have Halloween approaching too. So – masks…
I started looking online for masks to make, using materials around the house. I didn’t want to buy any special supplies. There are dozens of great options; projects for all ages – fun, satisfying, and with lots of room for creativity.
Here are some of my favorites. Each one uses a different construction technique and each can be adapted in any number of ways.
Here is a picture of my first attempt, based on the DIY Paper Mache Fitted Mask Tutorial:
My learning from this first attempt? Be careful not ot press down on the aluminum foil mold when applying the paper machè. The pressure flattens the mold a bit, which makes the mask wider. Also, make bigger eye holes.
But I still like the look of it hanging on the wall, and it is comfortable to wear. More masks to come!