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WHAT WILL YOU MAKE?PRINT THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
- Hot Glue
- Acrylic Paint, Glitter, etc. (Optional)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Utility Knife (or Scissors)
- Cutting Mat (or Scrap Cardboard / wood / etc.)
- Paint Brush (Optional)
Cut out the Crown
- Cut a cardboard strip 1–2″ wide, a little longer than can wrap around your head.
- Bend it.
Build the Crown
- Wrap the strip around your head, across your upper forehead without touching your ears.
- Hold it together with one hand while taking it off your head to glue it.
- Once the glue dries, put the ring of cardboard back on your head
- Cut another strip about 8″ long.
- Wrap the second strip from one ear, past the lower back of your head/top of your neck over to your other ear.
- Hold the pieces together and glue them together — away from your head!
Build the "H" Bridge
- Cut two 2″ strips, 8″ long.
- Glue them to the sides of the crown like stubby antennae above your ears so that they stand out past your forehead at about 30° upward.
- Fold the last inch of these into tabs.
- Cut a crosspiece 2–3″ wide and a few inches longer than will take to cross these two antennae like an “H.”
- Glue it to give the “H” structure.
Make the face
- Cut a large oval from cardboard, larger than your own face.
- Score the center.
- Bend it about 15°, and glue it to the “H” bridge. It will stand off your forehead a bit, facing slightly upward.
Add Other Features
- Cut a large rectangle for a snout to glue to the middle of the mask below the eyes, sticking straight out.
- Add extras like triangles for teeth, ears, horns, etc., folding them before gluing them to give your mask dimension (instead of sticking them on flat.)
- Paint over it, or don’t.
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