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By Candie Cooper – See more from Candie on her blog, Candie Cooper’s
Rule the roost (or at least the
back yard) this summer in these fantasy bird masks!
The basic materials are FolkArt or
Apple Barrel paint in your favorite colors, Extreme Glitter in hologram or
confetti, paint brushes, card stock and a fabric mask.
Base coat the mask with splashes of
color and leave to dry. Coat the mask with Extreme Glitter to add a touch of
While the Extreme Glitter is drying,
fold a piece of card stock in half and cut a triangle so that the folded edge
stays in tack. Using the above photo as a guide, open the triangle and fold the
bottom edge over 1/4” as well as cut slits in the center and round out the
edges. Admittedly there is no perfect pattern for this beak---each one is
different. Re-fold the triangle to get a beak shape. Glue the tip of the beak
together to give it a point.
Next, glue the beak to the mask.
To add durability to the card stock
beak, paint the area with Mod Podge. Thread the ribbon through the holes on the
edge of the mask and tie. I added a dot of hot glue to make them double secure.
You can also add gems with Mod Podge directly on the mask and use hot glue to
From flamingos to parakeets, these bird
masks are ready to fly!