How to Make Foam Masks
Follow this tutorial by Little Button Diaries to find out a great method of creating long lasting foam masks. Create all kinds of creatures and critters from foxes to butterflies. Take your pick from one of the templates provided, or create your own design. Once your beautiful creations are finished, they can be added to the play box for future dress ups.
Step 1 - Cut out the templates. Draw around them onto craft foam and cut 1 orange main piece, 1 white whiskers, 1 black nose and 2 black ears. To cut the eyes out on the orange foam, fold the foam on the eye and snip in the centre, then cut out.
Step 2- Arrange the pieces together then glue in place.
Step 3 - Take the end of the elastic and hold it on the back of the mask where indicated by the black dot. Staple in place so that the sharp edges are on the front of the mask.
Step 4 - Place the mask on your child’s head to work out the fit, then cut the elastic to size. Staple the other end of the elastic onto the other end of the mask.
FINAL PROJECT - If you wanted you could also make the butterfly or superhero mask. Follow the directions above or cut your own shapes and patterns from the craft foam.