You will need:
• Paper plate
• White tissue paper
• A styrofoam ball or balled-up paper
• Black and white paint or felt
• White pipe cleaner
• Glue stick or double-sided tape
• A pencil
• Paintbrush (if using paint)
How to make:
1. On the back of a paper plate draw the edge of two semi-circles and cut them out. Keep these two pieces for later.
2. Fold the nose upwards to make a fold across the centre of the mask.
3. Draw two eye shapes above the fold and cut them out carefully.
4. Paint the two cut-out shapes black for ears. Alternatively cut out some black felt for ears if not using paint.
5. Push a wooden stick or pencil into the ball and paint black for the nose. Stand this in a cup or pot to dry. Alternatively, glue black felt to the ball.
6. Cover the snout area with glue. Scrunch up tissue paper and press down to cover the space.
8. Once dry, stick the ears to the reverse of your mask.
9. Bend the snout upwards into a V shape and stick the nose into the groove.
7. Paint the rest of the mask grey and black by mixing some white into black paint. A dotting action with a larger brush will make a great fur-like texture. Or glue down felt for this step.
10. Carefully cut the pipe cleaner into four. Bend to create a zig-zag effect and push gently into the sides of the nose.
11. Using a pen or pencil, carefully pierce a hole on either side of the mask. Thread a piece of string through each side to tie your mask at the back of your head.
Huge thanks to Miranda Jennings for putting together this crafting activity! For more crafting content, check out Miranda's Instagram @mirandaveda