By Sommer Fowler

Simple Mask


  • Construction paper
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Hot glue
  • Strip of elastic or decorative straw or ribbon
  • Feathers, glitter, markers, etc.

Cut construction paper into the desired outline of the mask and cut out eyeholes.  It may be helpful to first draw the shape of the mask on a sheet of paper.  Cut a piece of felt into a similar yet slightly smaller shape so that when placed over the construction paper, the paper is visible around the edges of the felt, like a border.  Glue the felt on top of the construction paper, making sure the eyeholes are aligned.  Decorate the mask using materials like markers, glitter or feathers. To create a hand-held mask, hot glue a sturdy decorative straw to the back of one side of the mask.  For a hands-free version, hot glue the ends of an elastic strip measured about an inch smaller than the desired head size.  It is also possible to use ribbon in place of elastic and tie the ribbon in a bow at the back of the head.


Fast Face Décor


  • Eyelash glue
  • Rhinestones, glitter, lace, etc.

Apply a thin layer of eyelash glue to the desired area.  Wait 30 seconds then apply rhinestones or brush on glitter.  Cutouts of lace can also be used.  Gluing different colors of glitter can create an ombre effect.


Easy Colored Hair


  • Newspaper
  • Tape
  • Comb
  • Colored hair spray

Tape newspaper around the neck until it resembles an apron.  Any part of the hair to be left uncolored should be covered.  If the hair is long, section the hair into small parts.  Spray the colored hair spray onto the hair while combing through one section at a time.  Using a hair dryer while combing can speed the process.



Almost any of these materials can be substituted, the beauty of DIY is that it allows creativity.  When working with messy products like glitter or colored hair spray, make sure to work in an open space.


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