Halloween Masks for Grown-Ups to Make

Klaire De Lys has developed a technique for creating elegant Glue Gun Masks

Halloween Masks for Grown-Ups to Make

Hey, who says Halloween is just for kids? Well, maybe kids do, But some of us have never outgrown our love for costumes, parties and treats. Wearing a mask is a great way to get decked out for a party, especially if your skin is sensitive to the ingredients in heavy make-up and body paints. These Halloween Masks for Grown-Ups to Make are definitely not kid stuff!


Paper crafters will love these Creative Masks from Think Make Share. Starting with a basic template and paper crafting supplies, you can take this technique in just about any direction. Kids can make simplified versions of these masks, but for teens and adults, the sky’s the limit!

Creative Masks from Think Make Share

You have to check out the variety of 3-D Masks from Templates available from Wintercroft! You can purchase a download from this U.K. company to print and construct your own amazing masks. They have done all the engineering for you so you can get started with the making right away. Some of the options are animals, dinosaurs and mythic characters.

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Creative Masks from Think Make Share

Who knew you could do this with hot glue? Klaire De Lys has developed a technique for creating elegant Glue Gun Masks. Yep, glue gun. Of course, there is more to it, but she takes you through the process. Check out Klaire’s video tutorial for the Fire Masquerade Mask pictured here to see how she does it.

Klaire De Lys has developed a technique for creating elegant Glue Gun Masks

For a variety of characters and techniques, Instructables has tutorials in papier mache (pictured), latex, plaster of paris, tatting, leather, fabric and more. So if you have a favorite medium (or would like to explore a new one), this is a good place to start. Tons of ideas here!

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Check out all of our Halloween projects on Create Whimsy.


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