Mask Making

Basic Instructions

Two face masks generally take a minimum of 2 hours to make, strengthen, and decorate. Sharing times vary.

Important Notes

Mask making requires Adult Supervision and lying still for 15-20 minutes.

Mask making is not recommended for those with claustrophobia.

See Safety and Legal for more information.


For a realistic looking mask, these steps are especially important to do after plaster cloth is applied to the face.

A. Create slack in plaster cloth

With nose holes ALWAYS aligned on nostrils, firmly pull plaster cloth (not skin!) slightly away from face to create slack between the eyes, on either sides of nostrils, and between lips and chin.

B. Use slack to contour

Use slack to mould cloth contours and define crevices around eyes, nose & mouth. Smooth with damp fingers to decrease wrinkles.