Don’t stress about what to wear this Halloween… make spooky faces with our R52076 Folding Fun Masks! A bit of paint and our step by step instructions go a long way with these spooktacular masks!
Duration: 20-30 minutes
• Paint tray (try our R7512 “No Mess” Fingerpaint Tray™!)
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to paint a basic scary face. You can add more details to the basic face illustration or change the color for different dramatic effects. The photo at the end of this post shows some example ideas that you can do with minor changes to the look.
Choose “Halloween” colors for your mask. For this project, I chose deep purple, white and black paint colors.
Lay out the R52076 Folding Fun Mask onto the paint tray and cover it in an even layer of paint.
Switch to black paint. First drag your paint brush along the outside edge of the mask to make a black border. Stop right before the bottom edge of the mask. At the middle of the hairline, paint the point of a triangle facing downwards. Finally, add a slight curl to either side of the mask.
Add an eyebrow line above each eye. Trace out the top edge of each eye with black paint. Drag the point of the brush from the outside corner of each eye to add lashes.
Use white paint to illustrate fangs.
Once the paint on the mask is dry, tape the mask slits together. The edges of each slit overlap to make the mask appear 3D!
Secure the overlapped edges with tape on the underside of the mask.
Ready for spook-tastic fun! Tip: Punch a hole through each side of the mask. Thread through some string or pipe cleaners to help secure the mask while wearing.
Change the base color of the mask to form an entirely new mask! Choose a pale green for another vampire-inspired Halloween mask. You can paint the mask deep green and add straight lines with stitch-like notches for a creepy monster mask. Use a thick brush and a deep brown to create the mummy mask. Just drag the paintbrush across the entire mask at different angles. This will create the effect of woven paper strips. Splotch the brush with deep brown around the eyes.
Scare the socks off your friends with these crazy designs!
Paint a witch-like mask! Show us your techniques and step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect witch mask.
Add 3D details! Stitch yarn to the edges of the mask to make hair, or attach thumbtacks to various parts of the mask to make ugly warts. Paint over the thumbtacks with the base color of the face to blend it in.
Send us photos of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to feature your project on our next upcoming post!