A mask on a stick is an excellent prop for a masquerade event or a costume party, and it allows people who need to wear glasses to also be masked. Make your own stick masks out of supplies from a fabric or craft store. This quick project can be completed in an afternoon, so make it with kids who want a fast disguise or create your own beguiling mask.
Clip the elastic from a plastic half-mask using a pair of scissors. The elastic holds the mask to the face, and it will not be necessary.
Paint the mask in the way that you wish. Make the mask a single solid color, or paint designs on the mask.
Allow the mask to dry thoroughly.
Cut a 1-foot length of ¼-inch dowel rod using a saw.
Sand it down using 100-grit sandpaper.
Paint the dowel rod and allow it to dry completely.
Lay the mask on its front side.
Apply a line of hot glue down the side of the mask from top to bottom. The line of glue should be located close to the left or right edge of the mask. If you are planning to hold the mask in your right hand, place the line of glue on the right side of the mask, and vice-versa if you are planning to hold it in your left hand.
Press the dowel against the line of glue, positioned so that the top of the dowel does not peek over the top of the mask.
Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.
Tips & Warnings
- Trim the edge of the mask with ribbon or feathers.
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