How to Make a Pig Mask

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    Constructing a pig mask is a perfect craft project for home or the classroom. It is an easy enough for even young children to complete, and it requires little materials. A pig mask makes a fun project for kids to use for playtime or as a costume for Halloween or other party.

    Things You'll Need

    • Cardboard
    • Thread spool
    • Elastic
    • Pink poster paint
    • Glue
    • Black permanent marker
    • Red permanent marker
    • Stapler

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    Cut out a circle from the cardboard roughly nine inches in diameter. Also cut out two triangles from the cardboard to be the ears.

    Glue the triangle ears to the tops of the circle, where pig ears are located. Allow the glue to dry completely.

    Cut out two circles for the pig's eyes. The eye holes should be located in place that allows the child to see through them easily.

    Glue the empty thread spool to the center of the circle for the nose. Allow the glue to dry completely.

    Paint the entire mask, including the face, nose and ears with the pink poster paint. Allow the paint to dry completely. This should not take long with craft paints. A second coat may be required.

    Use a black permanent marker to draw details on the face. This may include nostrils in the end of the thread spool snout and eyelashes above the eyes.

    Use the red marker to draw a mouth.

    Measure an appropriate length of elastic for the mask to fit around the child's head. Staple the elastic onto the sides of the mask. Place the elastic so that it can be worn above the ears.