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How to Make Your Own Fake Ears

Updated February 21, 2017

Add the finishing touches to a costume by making your own ears. Making bunny ears for a school play -- or elf ears for a Christmas party -- is a fairly quick and easy process. With a few basic supplies and some creativity, you can transform your child or yourself into an animal or otherworldly being.

Draw a pair of ears on a piece of cardstock. Use a colour cardstock that works for the ears you are creating.

Use scissors to cut out the ears. Cut them as neatly as possible.

Add details to the ears. Use markers to embellish the cardstock ears to make them look more realistic. For cat ears, colour the inside of the ears pink; for elf ears, use a black marker to draw curves in the ears or ear holes.

Glue the ears to an unadorned headband. Place them in the proper position for the character to be depicted. Glue human ears on the sides of the headband. Glue animal ears to the top of the headband.

Things You'll Need

  • Card stock
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Headband
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About the Author

Lily Mae began freelance writing in 2008. She is a certified elementary and literacy educator who has been working in education since 2003. Mae is also an avid gardener, decorator and craft maker. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in education and a Master of Science in literacy education from Long Island University.