How to Make Paper Sculpture Animal Masks (Part Two)

your printed templates [Music] to cut the eye holes gently bend the paper without folding and make a small cut to make a slit in the center of the eye place your lower scissor blade through the hole so you can cut around the inside of the line trace one copy of the mask base onto heavy paper or cardstock trace another copy of the mask base onto paper for the skin of the frog i used green on the same paper trace the outlines of the nostrils trace the frog chin slash throat onto white paper notice how i'm lining up the straight edge with the edge of the white paper to save some cutting and leave more paper that i can use again later trace the outline of the eye pieces onto white paper cut out all paper shapes [Music] place the nostril patterns over the nostril shapes you cut out from construction paper use a scoring tool or the closed edge of a pair of scissors to trace over the dotted lines pressing firmly but not so hard that you rip or cut the paper this should leave an impression to help you fold. fold the nostril for more guidance on paper folding techniques and the difference between mountain and valley folds see the first video in this series on making bird masks i had to cut the tab here so that it went all the way to the fold line this helps to make the shape [Music] put scrap paper under each paper when you glue to allow you to get glue all the way to the edge of your paper but not onto your work surface glue the skin to the heavy paper base then glue the chin slash throat behind the mask [Music] glue the white eye shapes over the eyes [Music] glue the nostrils into place for an easier version of the nostrils just cut flat shapes of paper out for nostrils and then stick them onto the frog face to make the mask wearable punch a hole on either side of the frog's face then thread a string through and tie a knot we had leftover name tag strings that have a metal thing at the end to hold them in place if you can find those great if not just make knots to make the string the length you need it to be share your creations on instagram facebook or twitter using the hashtag reynoldathome find more videos helpful downloads and other resources on the learn page at find more pop-up studio videos at reynolda

In our latest Pop-Up Studio, Manager of School & Family Learning Julia Hood shares how to create your own animal-themed disguises using paper and handy templates. This may just take a step out of Halloween this year!

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Materials needed
→ A printer and paper (white cardstock is best, but you can use other printer paper)
→ Mask templates with instructions and inspiration
→ Construction paper
→ Scissors
→ Pencil
→ Glue stick or a small amount of liquid glue
→ Scoring tool if you have one
→ A way to make it a mask: hole punch and string, popsicle stick and tape, or ribbon and a stapler

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