The Power Rangers have taken many forms over the years. With the premiere of “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” in 1993, these five fearless defenders of the universe fought evil villains like Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd. Since then, the Power Rangers have appeared in “Power Rangers Dino Thunder,” “Power Rangers Space,” “Power Rangers Turbo” and many more. If you are making a Power Rangers mask for your child, or even for yourself, choose from the Power Rangers in one of these shows. Start fighting evil and defending good with your own Power Rangers mask.
Choosing the Mask
Choose your favorite Power Ranger from one of the many shows on television from 1993 to 2008. Open your web browser and find a picture of the Power Ranger mask desired. Or, find a high resolution picture of a Power Rangers costume.
Right-click on the picture and select “Copy.” Open a word processing or graphics program and press “Ctrl+V” to paste the picture. Make sure the document is sized to 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, or standard paper size.
Measure the approximate width and length of your child’s face, or hold a sheet of paper up to your child’s face to get an idea of what size the mask will be. It is all right to “eyeball” the measurements.
Print the mask out on regular computer paper or glossy photo paper for a shiny finish. Flip the paper over so the image is face down and apply a glue stick to the entire back.
Glue the mask picture to the piece of poster board, mat board or cardboard, depending on how stiff you want the mask.
Cut around the outlines of the mask. Use a craft knife to cut out eyeholes or mouth holes, making sure to set the mask on a cutting board when doing so.
Cut out two pieces of black tulle between 1 and 2 inches larger than the eyeholes. Make the fabric the same shape as the eyeholes.
Turn the mask facedown. Glue around the edges of the black tulle and stick it over the eyeholes. The eyeholes will appear black on the outside, but you will be able to see through them.
Punch a hole on each side of the mask right above where your child’s ears will be.
Slip one end of a piece of thin elastic through the hole on the left and tie it in a knot. Trim the excess elastic.
Hold the mask up to your child’s face and wrap the elastic around the back of his head to the opposite hole. This will tell you how tight the elastic needs to be to keep the mask in place.
Cut the elastic to the measured size and tie the opposite end to the hole.
Cut out a hole for your child’s nose to poke through. Use face paint to color his nose the same shade as the Power Rangers mask to blend it.