The Batman costume has long been a fancy dress and children's party favourite. You may need to make your own Batman mask for use in conjunction with a complete costume or on its own as a fun children's party activity. Fortunately, you don't have to spend a lot of money to make your own mask. With the right materials and preparation, you can easily make a mask in just a few minutes.
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Things you need
- Black construction paper
- Rubber band
- Felt-tip marker
Hold a piece of black construction paper against your head, or against the head of the intended wearer. Gently trace the outline of the top of the head, continuing down to the bottom of the ears on each side. Gently outline the eye sockets and the nose area as well.
Cut out the outline of the head in a semicircle shape, cutting straight across the bottom of the mask.
Cut a long oval shape up from the bottom of the mask to accommodate the nose, following the nose lines you traced.
Poke a hole in the paper at each eye area. Insert the point of the scissors into the hole and cut out oval shapes to accommodate the eyes, following the outlined eye-sockets.
Cut out two long isosceles triangles from the waste black construction paper, about 7.5 cm (3 inches) long. Curl the bases of the triangles around your finger, and staple the triangles to the top of the mask, curved sides forward, to make Batman's ears.
Cut a wider isosceles triangle from the waste black construction paper, equal in length to the nose hole. Fold the triangle in half lengthwise, and glue the top of the triangle to the mask, just over the top of the nose hole. Glue the base corners in place on either side of the hole.
Cut a rubber band in half, and staple an end of each half to the sides of the mask. To wear the mask, tie the rubber band strings behind the head.
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