Metallic Robot Mask

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This mask is the perfect finishing touch for a classic DIY robot costume this Halloween!

Age: 5+

Duration: 10 Minutes (plus drying time)

Learning Outcomes: Exercise fine motor skills. Practice precision scissor skills. Create beautiful take-home art!

You’ll Need: 

  • R52076 Folding Fun Masks
  • Aluminum Foil (available at most grocery stores)
  • White glue
  • Tempera Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Goo Spreader


Start with a flat mask, and use the goo spreader to put a thin layer of glue over the whole mask.

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Lay a large piece of aluminum foil on top of the mask, gently smoothing the foil so there are not air bubbles trapped between the mask and the foil. Allow the glue to dry for a few minutes.

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Once the glue has dried, carefully cut the excess foil away. Make sure to carefully cut out the Vs that serve as pleats, and the eyes, mouth and nose. If you can’t get to the eyes easily, try using a pencil to make a small hole before trying to use your scissors.

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Once the excess foil has been trimmed, it’s time to decorate your mask! Sharpies work well on foil, but they aren’t good for a classroom setting. We used tempera paint to decorate our robot mask!

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Once the paint is dry, fold in both sides of the pleats and tape to give the mask dimension. Push out the nose along the pre-cut scores. Then use chenille stems and the pre-punched holes to secure the mask to your head!

To complete your robot costume for Halloween, try covering a cardboard box in aluminum foil. Then a parent or teacher can cut holes for your head and arms to go through, and students can decorate the robot bodies! This classic Halloween costume is fun and easy to make.


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3D Features Mask

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This cheerful mask incorporates paper sculpting to create vivid 3D facial features! Use as part of a costume or as colorful wall art!

Age: 5+

Duration: 30 minutes (plus drying time)

Learning Outcomes: Practice sculpting with paper. Explore new art techniques. Exercise fine motor skills. Talk about what masks represent for various world cultures.

You’ll Need:

  • R52010 African masks
  • R2172 Tissue Circles
  • Sculpting paper (we used white printer paper, but you can experiment with newsprint or construction paper)
  • White glue (mixed with equal parts water)
  • Tape
  • Paintbrush


  1. To start this project, mix equal parts white glue and water in a small dish.
  2. Tape the V’s at the top and bottom of the mask together. This will make a convex mask, and prevent the tissue “skin” from tearing. If you use this technique on a flat mask, the glue and tissue will crack when you transform the mask to 3 dimensions.
  3. Challenge kids to crumple, bend and twist paper in order to sculpt their mask’s facial features. Tape each facial feature securely in place.
  4. Using your paint brush, spread your glue and water mix over your mask. Carefully lay tissues circles on the mask, and laminate them in place with more of your glue and water mixture. The tissue will absorb the moisture and mold itself to the contours of the facial features. If necessary, tear the tissue circles into different shapes to cover smaller areas.
  5. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly!
  6. Trim off any excess tissue paper.
  7. Use chenille stems to secure your mask to your head, or to hang it on the wall!

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