Playing dress-up is one of my kiddo’s favorite things to do. Knights, princesses, and super heros are a big deal at my house. I recently made a few super hero shirts to add to our dress-up collection, but they were missing something… matching super hero masks! In today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to make some, too.
Here are the supplies I used to make my masks:
- Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s Masquerade Template Set
- Felt (my craft store sells 8.5″x11″ sheets 4/$1.00)
- Washable marker
- 1/8″ elastic
- sewing machine OR hot glue gun
Step 1- I opened an 8.5″ x 11″ canvas in PS, and dragged my mask shape onto my page. I recolored my mask shapes to a lighter gray so they wouldn’t use too much ink. Print and cut. You now have a template to help you shape your felt.
Now is a great time to double check the size on these, and make sure it will fit your intended super hero. I didn’t have to make any adjustments to mine; it fits everyone in our family from 2-year-old to Daddy.
Step 2 – Trace around your paper shape on your felt. I borrowed a washable marker from my kids for this part. You’ll need to make two mask shapes – your choice of matching or contrasting colors. I made mine in two colors so the mask would be reversible.
Step 3 – Cut out your mask shapes.
Step 4 – Make a sandwich. A mask sandwich, that is. Put your two felt pieces together, sliding your elastic band in between. Now you’re ready to either sew or glue your pieces together. I sewed mine, making sure to stitch over the elastic a few times, just to be sure it was securely attached.
That’s it! You’re finished!!
Here are my super heros enjoying their new costumes. Glad to know my neighborhood is well protected my these masked avengers.
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