how to make a bird mask

Materials To Make The No-Sew Feather Bird Mask

  • Face Paint – Colour to compliment feathers. I utilized Snazaroo Sparkle Yellow (Amazon links for the UK and the USA).
  • Face Paint Sponge
  • Fine paint brishes
  • Feathers: I combined pheasant, turkey, and guinea fowl feathers.
  • Acrylic gems
  • Tacky PVA glue that’s safe for kids (white glue like Elmers) or cosmetic glue
  • Scissors (to shape feathers)

how to make a bird mask

Glueing The No-Sew Feather Bird Mask Feathers On

Because the feathers are glued directly to the face, this mask is incredibly simple and elegant, but not all kids should wear it because peeling it off can cause some minor discomfort, especially around the eyebrows. Positively, the face paint adds a thin layer of protection and since PVA glue is water based, you can gently peel off the feathers with a damp flannel.

how to make a bird mask

For the feathers, I used a water-based tacky (thick) PVA glue. I use the glue a lot, so I am familiar with how it functions and removes it.

If you’re at all uncertain then buy a cosmetic/body glue. You don’t really need much, and there are lots of goods available. However, since it’s near the eye region, you need to exercise extreme caution.

how to make a bird mask

These bird designs were inspired by the elaborate masks worn during Venice’s renowned “Carnevale.” This papier-mâché mask’s long nose transforms into a bird’s beak, encircled by gray or yellow crepe paper feathers. Two different kinds of crepe paper are needed for this mask: regular (or fine) crepe paper in the remaining colors, and thick florist crepe paper in gold.

First Paint The No-Sew Feather Bird Mask Base

I was completely winging this mask, so the first thing I did was use a sponge to apply a t-bar of face paint in the base color of the petticoat skirt she was wearing to her face.

how to make a bird mask

Next, I painted the skirt in tiny strokes with other comparable colors around the eyelids, across the nose, and up the brow using a fine paintbrush. Since the base layer of paint somewhat shields the skin from the ova glue, I believe that if I ever do this again, I will also apply it all over the brow.

how to make a bird mask

You could simply extend and thicken the brushstrokes to make the mask entirely out of face paint if you don’t have feathers.

The feathers can be adhered to once the face paint has dried.

how to make a bird mask