How to Make Children's Horse Masks

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How to Make Children's Horse Masks
Card stock paper makes a good base for a horse mask. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Making a horse mask is a little different from most other mask crafts because the shape of a horse's head is so different from that of other animals. A horse has a very long and drooping head, which is sometimes hard to translate into a 2D shape. However, you can make a horse head mask from regular card stock paper. Use the length of the paper as the length for the horse's head to achieve a semirealistic horse mask.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 2 pieces white card stock paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Elastic cord
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons, markers, watercolour paint or other colouring supplies

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Draw the outline of the horse's face vertically onto a piece of card stock using a pencil. Make the head about 10 inches long and 7 inches wide. Make the general shape of the horse mask into a modified oval. Make the top part of the oval, which forms the head, wider than the bottom part, which forms the nose. Draw a small chin, about 4 inches wide and 3 inches long under the nose. Draw two oval eyes about 4 inches down from the top of the head. Make the ovals about 3 inches wide and 2 inches tall. Draw the outline of a nose from the eyes down to the bottom of the nose. Add two 1-inch bumps on either side of the nose outline for nostrils.

  2. 2

    Draw the outline of two ears, each about 4 inches long, onto the second piece of paper. Draw the outline of a small 3-by-3-inch-piece of mane fringe onto the paper.

  3. 3

    Cut out all of the mask pieces using scissors. Cut out the holes for eyes. Use a hole punch to punch two holes in either side of the mask; string an elastic cord through both holes and tie in place so the child can wear the mask.

  4. 4

    Glue the ears to the back of the top of the mask and the fringe to the forehead between the ears using a glue stick.

  5. 5

    Colour or paint the mask as desired with watercolours, crayons, markers or any other materials. Wait for the mask to dry before wearing.

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