Halloween is approaching, so why not try your hand at creating your very own Halloween masks! Children will be sure to love our green monster and cat! Plus, they are super fun to create.

You will need:

  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray) w/Standard Platform (#660200)
  • Sizzix Bigz L die – Animal Mask (#664386)
  • Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK – Circles (#657551)
  • Cardstock (Black, Gray, White, Pink, Green)
  • String or Elastic
  • Child Friendly Glue
  • Black Pen
  • Scissors

Instructions (Green Monster):

  • Using your machine and the Animal Masks die (#664386) cut the mask shape from green cardstock.
  • Turn the mask so that the rounded edge is at the bottom, upside down from its intended use.
  • Using circle Framelits (#657551) cut two circles from white cardstock. The circles should be larger than the eyehole in the mask (see picture for reference).
  • Cut a smaller circle in the white circles which will act as the eye holes. Using glue adhere the white circles to the mask.
  • Using scissors trim a sheet of black cardstock so that the width is the same as the widest edges of the mask and cut a zig zagged line along the bottom of the card.
  • Using glue, adhere this so that the zig-zagged edge runs just above the eyes, along the forehead of the monster.
  • Using scissors trim the top of the black cardstock to round the edges of the top of the hair element.
  • To create the neck bolts, use gray cardstock and cut small rectangles approximately half an inch wide and an inch in length. Then, cut two circles of a similar size and adhere to the rectangles.
  • Using glue adhere the bolts to the side of the monster.
  • Draw on stitches with a black pen, this can be done by drawing an approx. 1 inch line and then adding small lines along that cross it.
  • Thread the string or elastic through the holes on each side of the mask.

Instructions (Cat):

  • Using your machine and the Animal Masks die (#664386) cut the mask shape from black cardstock.
  • Cut the other elements as follows: nose from pink cardstock, whiskers from light gray cardstock, ears from black cardstock, and inner ears from gray cardstock. (Tip: all elements apart from the main mask element can be cut simultaneously as this is a Bigz die).
  • Trim the ears using scissors so that they are more like cat’s ears. The inner ear elements are made by trimming the ear elements close to the top.
  • Adhere the nose and whiskers to the mask using glue.
  • Thread the string or elastic through the holes on each side of the mask.