Things You'll Need
- Shredded green construction paper
- 8-cup measuring cup
- 12-inch square piece of corrugated cardboard
- Plastic wrap
- Triangular Mardi Gras mask form
- Green Goblin mask picture
- Wrap-around sunglass lenses
- Craft knife
A homemade Green Goblin mask is made with the characteristics of the original mask that includes pointed ears, a square chin and large eyes. The original mask has silver reflective eyes like the lenses in dark sunglasses. Incorporate the lenses popped from a pair of wrap-around sunglasses into the mask for added flair. Locate or purchase a mask from a hobby and craft store that is in the shape of an upside-down triangle. The mask form is used to make Mardi Gras masks and works well for the general shape of the face of the Green Goblin.
Fill an 8-cup measuring cup with shredded green construction paper. Cover the shredded paper with water and let soak for 15 minutes.
Pour the contents of the 8-cup measuring cup in a strainer. Allow the water to drain without pushing on the paper. Put the strained paper back in the measuring cup.
Place approximately 1 cup of soaked green construction paper in the blender. Pour water into the blender so it is approximately 1-inch higher than the surface of the construction paper. Blend for three to five minutes until the mixture is smooth.
Pour the blended paper into the strainer. Push to remove excess water. Repeat Step 3 and 4 with the remainder of the soaked green construction paper. Place the strained green paper pulp in the 8 cup measuring cup.
Cover a 12-inch square piece of corrugated cardboard with plastic wrap. Tape the edges of the plastic wrap to the corrugated cardboard.
Put the plastic wrapped cardboard and the measuring cup with the green paper pulp on a flat work surface. Place the triangular shaped Mardi Gras mask form in the center of the plastic wrapped cardboard.
Cover the mask with 1/8-inch of green paper pulp. Position the wrap around sunglass lenses on the mask surface. Push slightly to create an indentation in the paper pulp.
Place small 1/2-inch balls of paper pulp along the indentation. Insert the edges of the sunglass lenses into the built up area of paper pulp. Push until the edges of the lenses are depressed approximately 3/8-inch.
Place an approximate 1-inch ball of paper pulp on the nose. Refer to a picture of the Green Goblin and shape the ball into a square ended and blocky nose. Flare the nostrils by pushing two holes in the bottom of the square shaped nose with the ends of your thumb or forefinger.
Square the chin and create pointed ears by placing several 1-inch balls of green paper pulp together. Press the balls into the first layer of paper pulp placed on the mask to secure. Mold the square shape of the chin and the points of the ears using your fingers to manipulate the green paper pulp.
Sit the Green Goblin paper mask in a safe location to dry. Allow the mask to dry completely before removing from the mask form. This may take up to 7 days depending on the humidity and temperature.
Remove the dried mask from the mask form. Carefully cut the dried paper pulp behind the sunglass lenses.
Add paint to the surface of the mask to create a black mouth, white teeth and highlights on the face.
Kim Blakesley is a home remodeling business owner, former art/business teacher and school principal. She began her writing and photography career in 2008. Blakesley's education, fine arts, remodeling, green living, and arts and crafts articles have appeared on numerous websites, including DeWalt Tools, as well as in "Farm Journal" and "Pro Farmer."