Cardboard Monkey Mask DIY
So – Son no.1 asked me to help him make a Carboard Monkey Mask – after seeing Planet of the Apes this has been the costume he absolutely insist we make for his Fancy Dress party – basically, you can wear your everyday clothes, and still get a chance to look ‘cool’ – with the added bonus of a rather alarmingly realistic Carboard Monkey Mask!
We scoured the world wide web, and found this amazing Carboard Monkey Mask DIY from behance.net – admittedly it’s the super cool gif that drew Son no.1 to make this, so make sure you go and check it out, it’s brilliant!
We’ve been making masks since the kids were quite small, as, mentioned above, full fancy dress costumes aren’t for everyone – a mask is a really good way to encourage a less confident child (or adult for that matter) to be included in the dress-up fun, without having to go ‘all the way’ in the dress-up!
This Carboard Monkey Mask make is probably one which would need some adult help and supervision (even if you are an adult) however, wow, it will be worth it, and it’s a real keeper – a work of art one might say!
So start saving and collecting your old cardboard, turn your cereal boxes inside out to use the natural state and colour brown, or upcycle other cardboard and get the paint brushes out – your call, either way, it’s a great upcycle project, and one that school children could work on together for a classroom project too – enjoy and don’t forget to check out all of the photos over on behance.net