How to make a rat mask

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How to make a rat mask
Make a rat mask with inexpensive craft materials. (Robert Anthony/Hemera/Getty Images)

Complete a rat costume for Halloween or for a school play by making a rat mask. Blank half masks are available to decorate into any kind of mask that you need. The rest of the materials you need to form the basic shape of a rat's face can be found in your kitchen or bought inexpensively at a supermarket or the craft store. Follow a specific procedure to make a rat mask that looks fuzzy.

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Things you need

  • Blank half mask
  • Scissors
  • Paper cup
  • Paper plates
  • Tissue paper
  • Craft glue
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Pipe cleaners

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  1. 1

    Cut a paper cup in half horizontally. Use masking tape to attach the bottom half of the cup to a blank half mask with the bottom pointing out to form the rat's snout. Tape a small paper plate to each top corner of the mask for the ears and cut a point at the end of them with scissors.

  2. 2

    Tear up four or five sheets of grey tissue paper into 1.2-cm (1/2-inch) wide pieces. Spread white craft glue on a blank half mask and glue a layer of the tissue paper onto the mask. Wait three hours for the glue to dry and add another layer. Repeat the process until you have added four layers.

  3. 3

    Cut two triangles out of pink construction paper that are two times smaller than the ears. Glue them to the middle of each ear. Cut out a pink circle that is slightly smaller than the end of the snout and glue it to the end of the snout for the nose.

  4. 4

    Poke a hole all the way through the snout, about 25 mm (1 inch) from the end, with a sharp pencil or other sharp object. Feed three white or light grey pipe cleaners through the holes and spread them apart slightly to form the whiskers.

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