How to Make a Papier Mache Wolf Mask

Written by laurenkrotosky | 13/05/2017
How to Make a Papier Mache Wolf Mask
You can use newspaper to make a papier mache mask. (newspaper image by Angelika Bentin from

Papier mache is a crafting procedure that includes drenching strips of newspaper in a paste mix and letting them dry hard to form an object. You can use this technique to create a wolf mask, which you may need for a Halloween event or a costume party. Making the mask yourself will save costs over purchasing one from a costume shop, where similar items can sometimes be expensive. And, the project uses several items you may already have on hand.

Blow up a balloon until it is about the size of your head. Tie the end of the balloon in a knot to secure.

Mix equal parts glue, flour and water in a bowl to create the papier mache paste.

Tear newspaper into strips. Drench each strip in the paste mix, then drape the paper strips over only one side of the balloon. Let dry and harden.

Pry the hardened mask off the balloon and use more drenched newspaper to make a wolf nose. Pile the wet paper in the centre of the mask to create a small hump. Let dry.

Paint the mask brown, like a wolf, and let it dry. Paint on a mouth and nostrils over the nose as well, and let dry.

Cut two holes where the eyes of the mask should go.

Glue a piece of ribbon at the centre of each side of the mask, so the wearer can tie the mask securely on his face.

Things you need

  • Balloon
  • Bowl
  • Glue
  • Flour
  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Ribbon

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