Halloween: Designing and Constructing a Mask

In this lesson, we will design and construct our own Halloween masks. Masks are surprisingly difficult to make. This activity will stretch your problem solving skills. Get ready for a fun and rewarding challenge!

What you need

  • sketchbook, pencil, eraser
  • construction paper
  • markers, crayons
  • scissors, knife
  • glue gun, glue stick
  • cutting mat

What you do

  1. First, decide on what kind of mask you want to make from some themes: Animals, Halloween or Superhero
  2. Sketch several quick concepts of your mask design and colour it.
  3. Once you have chosen your design, draw it in actual size using a mask template which I will provide for you. 
  4. Draw and cutout different parts of your mask with coloured construction paper.  
  5. Glue the pieces together.
  6. Add small details with permanent markers.  

Mask Themes 

  • Animal theme: Lion, Tiger, Bear, Zebra, Rhino, Dinosaur. 
  • Halloween theme: Vampire, Mummy, Bat, Frankenstein, Ferry. 
  • Superhero theme: Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron-Man, Batman, Captain America. etc.