How to Make Face Masks for Parties

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How to Make Face Masks for Parties
Wear a mask to hide your identity at a party. (party masks image by Jake Hellbach from Fotolia.com)

Special theme parties are not the same without face masks. Wearing a face mask will make the party exciting as you may not know who is behind the mask. If you are looking for someone, and you do not know what mask that person is wearing, you will have to speak to many people, which is a good way of networking and making new friendships. Making a face mask is very easy, and you do not require a lot of time to make one.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • A4 size paper
  • Colour printer
  • Photo of favourite actor or singer
  • Photo editing software
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard paper
  • Paper glue
  • Elastic rubber band

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the diameter of your face between your ears and also between your forehead and jaw using the measuring tape.

  2. 2

    Find a face. Go online to find and download a picture of your favourite actor, singer or someone you would like to wear on your face mask. The larger, the better. Right-click on the image to download it. Save it as a name and in a place you will remember.

  3. 3

    Open a photo editing program. Such programs come equipped on computers, and others can be downloaded for free. Open the image of the picture you saved.

  4. 4

    Using the measurements you took of your face, resize the photo to cover your entire face. Resizing is a basic function found in many image editing programs; search the software's Help file if you have trouble finding it quickly. Print the image on a colour printer.

  5. 5

    Cut the eyes and mouth of the face print. Glue the face print onto cardboard paper.

  6. 6

    Cut holes in the cardboard for the eyes and mouth. Cut two additional holes near the edge of the mask for the elastic rubber band. Do not cut the holes too close to the edge or the mask may rip.

  7. 7

    Measure the circumference of your head and cut an elastic band to your head size using the scissors. Size it so that it will hold the mask on your face without being too tight around your head.

  8. 8

    Bind the ends of the elastic band through the holes on the edge of the face mask and place the mask on your head to test whether you can see through the eye holes. If not, cut larger holes or print another -- larger size -- face.

Tips and warnings

  • Print animal faces or cartoon figures if you prefer. You can also print party face masks from the colorbookmasks.com website where they provide several different types of ready-to-print face masks for children
  • Supervise your kids if they are making a mask so that they do not hurt each other or themselves with the scissors and do not eat the glue.

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