DIY Angry Bird Masks for Halloween!
What’s that you say? Angry Birds are so passé? You might be right but my sources tell me that plenty of people are still flocking to this site for Angry Birds jack o’ lantern carving templates (from last year) and I’m all about giving the people what they want so Angry Birds masks it is! You never know, you might just need any easy Angry Birds costume in a pinch!
Here is what you will need:
1. plain white card stock that is compatible with your printer
2. inexpensive sunglasses
4. a sharp blade and a cutting board (optional but I strongly recommend them)*
5. masking tape (preferably the re-positional kind)
First you will need to print out your PDFs on your card stock. You can download them here:
Now you’re ready to cut! Your future looks bright but, adults, you might want see if the kids need help finishing up the cutting because it can get tedious after a while.
If your card stock is too thick to slightly fold and cut the inner eyeballs out with scissors, the next best thing is to exacto blade them out on a forgiving surface like a cutting board or mat. Adults, just be careful and use common sense with that sharp blade!
The beak can be a little tricky, but if you cut on the dotted gray line and fold on the dotted orange line, you’ll get the hang of it. Or you could just leave off the beaks and face paint your nose orange. Your call.
The fat white bird beak is a bit different. Just follow the directions on the PDF and you’ll get it.
Once all your beaks are cut out and folded, attach the beaks to the underside of the eyeballs in the mask. Try to wedge the beak upwards between the eyes as far as it will go easily. You might want to cut little pieces of masking tape ahead of time to save yourself some frustration. Tabs of tape always work better than unpredictable torn pieces. As you’re taping also be careful of the eyeholes. The last thing you’ll want on your mask is an errant piece of tape peeking through the eye holes.
Once all your beaks are attached you are ready to attach the glasses.
Tape your masks to your sunglasses nerd-style with a nice big piece of masking tape right over the middle of your glasses. If needed, a few pieces around the side might be helpful. Taping can be a bit fiddley but now would be a good time to let your perfectionist freak flag fly away with the wind and not worry about how neatly the tape is holding your mask to your glasses. Nobody is going to see it anyway. Just be careful of the eye-holes and you are good to go.
And you’re done! Pop those babies on and you’re an instant Halloween Costume success!
Difficulty Level: Moderately difficult, cutting and taping requires precision and patience.
Appropriate Age levels: young adults and up, though the masks themselves would be great for kids as young as 3 or 4 to wear
* Please make sure a responsible adult is on hand for the steps involving a sharp blade.
We love you Angry Birds. We’ll take this post down if this bothers you. We’ve just made this craft because we wanted to keep the Angry Birds party going as long as possible!