Homemade Airsoft Mask

Updated February 21, 2017

Capture the Flag and other active games involving airsoft-type imitation weapons require the participants to wear face gear to protect against the projectiles being fired. A homemade airsoft-type face mask can be made at very little cost, rather than you having to go out and buy one. You will need a few household supplies and a Halloween or party mask from a hobby store or party supply shop. Adult supervision is also required if you are underage, since a cutting edge and hot glue gun must be used.

Place a sheet of newspaper on a table. Place the mask face down on the newspaper. Apply hot glue around the outside rims of the sunglasses lenses. Place the lenses against the eye holes inside of the mask. Let the hot glue set for 10 minutes.

Open the two frames of the sunglasses. Hot glue an end of the elastic cord to the end of the sunglasses’s left frame. Let the hot glue set for 10 minutes.

Put on the sunglasses. Stretch the elastic cord around the back of your head to the end of the sunglasses' right frame. Hold the elastic cord and the right frame together between your fingers.

Remove the sunglasses. Hot glue the elastic cord that is against the sunglasses' left frame. Let the hot glue set for 10 minutes. Cut off the excess elastic cord with the scissors.

Put your head through the elastic cord to put on the airsoft-type face mask you have made.


Work gloves will protect your hands when using the hot glue gun.


Never aim a airsoft-type weapon at a person who is not participating in a game with you.

Things You'll Need

  • Newspaper
  • Mask
  • Sunglasses
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue stick
  • Elastic cord, 1 foot long
  • Scissors
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Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."