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How to Make a Mask using Handprints
Find out how to create a unique mask using your own handprints and a few other supplies. This mask project was inspired by a visitor named Liz B (Check out the pictures of the hand print masks she submitted). Younger kids will enjoy this project as well as older kids, and an adults help may be needed for the tracing and cutting.
- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to... suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
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Gathering The Supplies
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:
- Heavy Paper or Craft Foam
- Pen or Pencil
- Large Sheet of Colorful Paper
- Craft Glue
- Cellophane Tape
- Miscellaneous Craft Supplies to Decorate - (not pictured)
Now we can start making the hand print mask.
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Trace Your Hands
Start out by tracing both hands on two different colored pieced of heavy paper or craft foam. It is easiest to have someone else trace your hands!
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Cut Out the Handprints
Once you have your hands traced, you need to cut them out. Make sure you cut a large, rounded edge below the palm area.
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Cut the Eye Holes
Cut an eye hole in the center of each hand. You may want to hold them up to your eyes to get an idea where you want the holes to be. The palms of the hand should overlap about an inch, as you will see in the next step.
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Glue The Hands Together
Overlap the palm area of the hand about an inch and glue the hand cut-outs together.
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Decorate Your Handprint Mask
Use whatever craft supplies you have on hand to embellish your mask. You can use sequins, rhinestones, feathers, craft foam, chenille stems, buttons, etc. You do not want your mask to be too heavy, though. Once you have your mask decorated, set it aside to dry.
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Make the Handle for Your Handprint Mask
To make a longer handle for your mask, use a large piece of paper. Start in one corner and roll it tightly, on the diagonal.
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Finish the Handle
Once you have rolled the entire piece of paper, tape the end down to hold it into a tight tube. This makes a perfect size handle for your mask.
If you prefer, you can use a craft stick or short dowel as a handle also.
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Finishing Your Handprint Mask Craft
Use tape to attach one end of the handle to the back of your mask as shown in the picture. Use the handle to hold the mask up to cover your face!