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Create A Cute Miniature Ceramic Mask
Miniature Masks Can Be Really Fun To make.
Miniature masks are easy and fun to paint! This craft project will only cost a few dollars to make. I like to visit my local Dollar Store and buy my masks. The masks come three in the pack. The masks are made of clay, and they measure about 7 inches long and about 4 1/2 inches wide. I like to paint my masks with nail polish, as there are so many awesome and vibrant colors to choose from, and nail polish is also shiny. I do like to use a clear coat of polish over the colored polish sometimes. Also you can however use any type of craft paint that you like. There is no set rule on the type of nail polish or craft paint that will be used. You can pretty much use whatever you have on hand. Which is why this is such an easy and cheap craft project to make! This is a great project to do with children, and they will have so much fun creating their own little masks!
There is really no specific way to decorate the Miniature Masks. You just use imagination. I like to use mini decals, like little stars or dots, and even tiny beads. I also like to use sparkles. You can add ribbons or lace to the sides of the mask as well, or even decorate the mask with feathers. Now here is an easy way to put a hanger on the back of the mask. I take a paper clip, and use a glue gun to attach it to the back of the mask. I also make mask magnets as well. You can decorate a wall, fridge, or even a mirror with the masks, you will need a small suction cup with a hook on it for the mirror. Painting and decorating these cute little masks is so much fun! Also you can make themed masks as well. Like Halloween masks, Valentine Day masks, St. Patricks Day masks, Christmas masks, even Birthday masks. Any theme that you can think up that appeals to you. Have fun with it! Trust me, you will want to make a ton of them, once you get started.
Now you may ask me? Well gee I can't find these masks in the store, what should I do? Well if you are really crafty, you can make your own from scratch! All you have to do is make them from bread dough. All you need is white bread, crust removed, and crumbled. And Aleene's Tacky Glue, you can get it at the craft store, or even Wal Marts. I would go with Aleene's though, because I think it is the best. And I have been using it for years. And it's not really expensive.
How To Make The Bread Dough:
In a small container, and using a plastic spoon, Put the crumbled bread in and add about a tablespoon of Tacky Glue, mix until pretty much blended, then with your hands mold and squeeze it, until it forms a smooth ball, now you are ready to shape it into your mask, to make the detail work, such as eyes and mouth, use a toothpick, or a small nail file. You kind of want to work a little quickly with the dough, or it will start to dry out. When you are done making the mask, put it some place safe, as now it has to dry, which will take about two or three days. After that you are ready to paint and decorate your homemade mask! Oh and this dough should make one mask. As a side note: don't make to much dough at once, like I said it dries out, make as needed. It only takes a couple of minutes. And do work on a paper plate or newspaper. so as not to mess up any surfaces. After all we are working with glue, and don't forget if the kids are doing this, they can get messy. Plus the cleanup will be a breeze.
Hey!, and as I said before don't forget to get the kids involved with this craft project. I have to tell ya, it can be addicting! Make a whole set and give it away as a gift! I know it will be a special gift from the heart! and I am sure the person you give it to won't have anything like it! And would really enjoy such a wonderful cute homemade mask. Enjoy and Happy Crafting!
**** CHECK LIST ***
*** Miniature Masks or bread dough
*** Nail Polish, or craft paint
*** Mini decals
*** Sparkles and small beads
*** Feathers and lace
*** Glue gun, glue sticks
*** Paper clips or mini magnets
So there you have it. A cute, fun, and super easy Miniature Mask craft project to make.
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