Carnival masquerade is a great opportunity to diversify the new year’s eve celebration with friends. It gives the holiday a special atmosphere and helps to relax even the most shy. If you don’t have time to choose a whole costume, make a new year’s mask with your own hands and meet 2021 in the image of your favorite hero or animal. And don’t forget the symbol of the year – the ambitious bull.
Mask out of paper
Paper masks are the most short-lived, but the simplest option. They do not require financial investments and are made in a matter of minutes. All you need is a sheet of A3 or A4 format. it is Advisable to take Whatman, and not ordinary paper: so the accessory for the holiday will be stronger. Most often, especially for children, such masks are made on cardboard.
Master class on making a cow mask out of paper:video
Even a child can draw the silhouette of a bull’s face. You can do this by hand, but it is easier to print the template on a printer and cut out the mask from it.
If you are going to a holiday together with the other half, then you can make a pair of bull and Burenka.
Make eye slits only after fitting to accommodate the width of the bridge of the nose.
For fixing, it is better to use an elastic band. If you take the cord, then during the carnival, the knot on which it will be tied may loosen, and the mask will fall off the face, prematurely revealing the identity of its owner.
The places where the elastic band will be attached to the paper must be strengthened. To do this, you can use a hot glue gun or additionally glue it from the inside with tape. If the mask is made for a child, then it is better to choose the second option, making sure that the sticky edges carefully adhere to the paper.
For decoration, use acrylic paints, especially if the parts covered with them will come into contact with the skin. If there is no such material at hand, then you can use gouache, but remember that this paint can leave traces on the skin. But watercolors for carnival accessories are not suitable at all.
From a disposable plate
For the New year 2021, you can make a new year’s mask with your own hands from an ordinary disposable paper-based plate. The diameter is selected depending on the size of the face. For the cow mask, the plate is turned with the bottom facing forward to add extra volume. Ears are made of white and pink paper. Spots on the muzzle can be drawn with ordinary gouache or ink. Slits for the eyes are decorated with lush cilia made of fabric or black colored paper. Stick-the base for which you need to hold the mask-a large skewer. Such carnival accessories are more suitable for a home celebration or performance.
If time permits and there is a desire to really surprise the guests, then make a papier-mache mask. To do this, you will need:
- empty five-liter plastic bottle with a wide funnel;
- empty juice boxes (volume 1-1. 5 liters) and yogurt or cottage cheese;
- old paper (newspaper or craft paper);
- white paper;
- stapler and scissors;
- office knife;
- acrylic paints and brushes.
Preparation for work begins with the brewing of paste. To do this, take 1 Cup of sifted flour and warm water, knead until a homogeneous consistency. Then add ½ teaspoon of fine salt and knead again. In the resulting mass, slowly pour another 2 cups of warm water, put on a slow fire. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. After that, the mass is removed from the heat and cooled. Paste can be used immediately. Store the composition in the refrigerator, but not more than 3 days.
While the paste is infused, you can start working on the blank. To do this, cut off the top of the bottle to make a funnel. Next, the lower part is removed from it, rounding off the sharp edges.
Then take an empty juice pack, cut it lengthwise, unfold it and attach it with a stapler with one edge to the cut-out funnel. This will be the frontal part of the cow’s muzzle. The next step is to form the front and nose. To do this, you will need a 1.5-liter juice pack and a jar of yogurt. At the cardboard box, cut off the lower part and cut it in the corners to the middle. With the help of a stapler, this part is attached to the frontal part and on the sides to the plastic base from the bottle. For the nose, cut off the top of the yogurt jar and attach the bottom to the paper base.
Ears and horns are also made from Tetra Pak packaging. The future mask is tried on the face and the eye sockets are cut out. To make the structure more durable, cardboard strips are added on the sides. To prevent the nose from breaking off while working on the cow’s face, a crumpled newspaper is placed inside a plastic jar.
Next, the blank is pasted with strips of paper or newspaper, using paste. Be sure to make sure that the strips lie flat, without creases. Their edges are tucked inside the frame. Sizing the horns, take long newspaper strips, moisten them abundantly in paste and wrap the horns. So that the horns are not flat, in the process of working with them, lightly press on the edges.
The last two layers are made of white paper. The result is a muzzle. It should be left to dry for at least two days.
The next step is to create the mask. To do this, you will need polymer clay or rubber clay. This material is used to make the nostrils. When the plasticine dries a little, it is pasted over with paper.
The mask is kept for two more days and then goes on to decorate it with acrylic paints. If desired, you can glue a faux fur forelock to the muzzle.
New year’s masks made of felt
Felt masks are based on templates for paper Christmas accessories. Colors are selected individually. As a fastening on the head, use a wide elastic band. For the inner part, you can take a regular fabric.
Aquagrim is loved by children, but this way of dressing up for carnival is also suitable for adults. To do this, you will need special face paints that will not cause allergies and will not “flow”. The main shades are white, black, pink and brown. First, draw a contour, outlining the nostrils, ears and horns. The nostrils and lips will take up the space from nose to mouth. This part is painted with a pink and white tone. The same paint is used to fill the horns and forelock marked on the forehead. The ears and the main part are painted brown.
Girls will love the white and black design. This can be either a whole mask, or decorating only the eye area.
Other new year’s masks in papier-mache technique:video