Children’s Owl Mask

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Halloween is almost upon us and the wonderful Kate Lilley from the blog minieco has been busy working on this amazing owl mask tutorial, perfect for dressing up the kids for Halloween.

Ghosts and monsters are old news, it’s all about the owls this year. They can be kind of spooky, can’t they?

So we’ll let Kate tell you how it’s done…

You will need to download the templates before you begin: paperchase-owl-mask & paperchase-owl-feathers

Materials & tools needed:

Materials

Blue Card

Paper – mixed colours

Silver Ribbon

Tools

Glue stick

Scissors

Ruler

Sharp point for scoring (compass/needle)

Hole punch

Step 1

Print out the mask onto a piece of A4 Steel Blue card. Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘grayscale’. Cut along the outside edge of the mask and nose and carefully cut out the eye holes.

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Step 2

Punch out a hole on either side to thread your ribbon through.

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Step 3

Place the beak on a work surface and score along the dotted lines using a ruler and pointy object (such as compass or needle). Fold along each of these lines and glue the beak into place.

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Step 4

Print out the feathers onto sheets of different coloured paper. Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘grayscale’. Cut out the big feathers.

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Step 5

Place the large feathers on a work surface and score along the mid-line using a ruler and pointy object (such as compass or needle). Fold in half.

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Step 6

Cut out the small feathers.

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Step 7

Thread the silver ribbon through the holes and glue the small feathers on. Begin with the bottom feathers, overlapping as you go. When all the small feathers are glued into place trim any pieces that are sticking out over the edge of the mask.

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Step 8

Glue the large feathers into place.

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Here is the finished mask! Play around with different colours & for a truly traditional Halloween go for shades of orange paired with black. We love the colour combo on this one…

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Head on over to Kate’s blog www.minieco.co.uk to find out more about Kate and all her wonderful creations.

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