Things You'll Need
- Large kangaroo face image
- Glue stick
- Thin cardboard
- Utility knife
- Hole puncher
- Paper plate
- Brown paint
- White paint
- Black paint
The bouncy personality of kangaroos make them very attractive for kids to imitate in Halloween costumes. A kangaroo mask is easy to make at home, as the long ears are the most import feature to replicate. Two easy options for making a kangaroo mask include printing an image or using a paper plate.
Kangaroo Image Mask
Print out the large image of the kangaroo face (you can download a template in from the Resource section). Make sure it is large enough to cover the face of the person wearing the costume. Using the glue stick, glue the kangaroo face to the thin cardboard.
Cut out the kangaroo face mask with scissors. Cut out each eye hole with the utility knife. Make sure it is wide enough to see out of.
Make holes with the hole puncher in the mask just outside of the eye sockets, near the temple area. String the elastic through the holes on both sides, and tie it, allowing enough slack to fit around the head of the person wearing the costume.
Paper Plate Mask
Cut a paper plate in half so that the nose and mouth area is exposed, while the forehead and eyes are covered by the plate.
Paint the plate brown. Paint a snout with black or dark brown paint. Cut out sockets for the eyes with a utility knife. Cut two large ears from excess paper plate and paste them to the top of the mask. Paint the ears brown, highlighting the insides with white and black.
Make holes with a hole puncher in the mask just outside of the eye sockets, near the temple area. String elastic through the holes on both sides, and tie it, allowing enough slack to fit around the head of the person wearing the costume.
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