Bull Mask

By  Sandy Rollinger 

size: 7"x8"

  • Bull Mask


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


  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  • Masking tape
  • Aluminum foil
  • Black marker
  • Newspaper
  • 1. Wash and dry milk jug. Cut top portion from jug.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 6. Apply gesso on all surfaces of mask. Let dry.
  • 7. Paint mask in bright colors of choice. Add painted circles, squiggles, patterns, and dots. Let dry completely.
  • 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.