Mardi Gras Feather Mask
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 7 and up
Having a Mardi Gras party? This feather mask is the perfect project for partygoers! It makes for a fantastic, festive accessory.
What you'll need:
- 8"x10" sheet of yellow craft foam
- 1 long purple shoelace or 14" of elastic cord
- Black electrical tape
- Feathers: yellow, green and purple
- White craft glue
- 10 green medium pom-poms
- 4 purple medium pom-poms
- 22-24 yellow medium pom-poms
How to make it:
- Print out the pattern and fold along fold line. Cut out pattern and then unfold.
- Lay pattern on top of the yellow foam and lightly trace around it with a pencil. (See photo.)
- Cut out the yellow mask.
- If using shoelaces or yarn, staple the cut end to each side of the mask (see photo) and cover the staple with a piece of electrical tape. (See photo.) If using elastic, you will want to measure enough out by holding the mask up to the child's face, then measure around the back of their head.
- Lay the mask, face up, on the work surface. Cover the mask with a generous amount of white craft glue. Add the feathers, starting in the middle between the eye holes. This is where the tallest feathers should go. Add medium length feathers to both sides of the longest ones. Decorate the rest of the mask with smaller feathers. (See photo.)
- Cut the tops of feathers off to decorate the front of the mask, the ends of the feathers that is smooth rather than fuzzy. (See photo [mardi-gras-mask-craft-photo-R-aformaro-217.JPG].)
- Glue five green pom-poms above each eye and 2 purple pom-poms below each eye.
- Line the bottom border of the mask with yellow pom-poms and allow the mask to dry. (See photo.)
- Mardi Gras colors are purple, yellow, and green. You can alternate the order of the colors on this mask to accommodate what you have on hand.
- If you don't have any pom-poms, scraps of felt will be a great substitute.
- Craft jewels can also be used in place of the pom-poms for a shiny effect!