Bull Mask

Materials

  • Recycled milk jug
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Colors, in colors of choice; Gesso
  • Plaid Mod Podge
  • Ribbon, 16” length
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  • Masking tape
  • Aluminum foil
  • Black marker
  • Newspaper

Directions

STEP 1

  • Wash and dry milk jug. Cut top portion from jug.

STEP 2

  • To create mask, cut handle side, lengthwise, from jug, using opposite curved portion. Use black marker to draw line across curved portion. Cut out top, creating mask shape.

STEP 3

  • Position curved mask on kid’s face. Use black marker to trace around eyes. Cut out eye holes. Use masking tape to cover cut edges around eye holes.

STEP 4

  • For horns, use aluminum foil to form two 3-1/2”-long cone shapes. Use masking tape to tape horns on either side of mask.

STEP 5

  • On covered work surface, tear newspaper into strips. Use sponge scrap or paintbrush to apply mod podge onto small areas of mask; apply newspaper strips over mod podge. Smooth edges. Apply mod podge on top of strips. Continue until all surfaces of mask are covered. Let dry overnight.

STEP 6

  • Apply gesso on all surfaces of mask. Let dry.

STEP 7

  • Paint mask in bright colors of choice. Add painted circles, squiggles, patterns, and dots. Let dry completely.

STEP 8

  • To wear, measure mask edges around back of kid’s head. Cut two ribbon lengths to measurement. Glue ribbon lengths on back of mask creating “+” shape. To wear, slip mask on face and pull ribbon lengths around back of head.
by Sandy Rollinger
Bull Mask
Bull Mask