The project of making a plaster face mask is fun for children and adults alike. It involves the formation of basic shape of a human face, with the help of plaster bandage strips. The mask can be easily prepared within half an hour, either individually or in groups. Once you are done with making the mask, be sure to decorate it with beautiful colors, to make it look attractive. Check out the instructions given in the following lines and learn how to make a plaster face mask.
Making A Plaster Face Mask
- Plaster Bandage Strips
- Petroleum Jelly
- Make 2"-4" long strips by cutting the plaster bandages. Ensure that the strips are cut according to the size of the "model", which is going to wear the mask.
- Cover the face of the model with a thick coat of petroleum jelly. Apply generous quantities at its hairlines, eyelashes and eyebrows.
- Place straws into the nose of the model, so that it is able to "breathe".
- Soak the bandage strips in tap water. Place the strips on sheets of newspaper, so that excess of water is removed.
- Start covering the face with the plaster bandage strips. Cover the bridge of the nose first and then work outwards to put on the strips on the rest of the face.
- After covering the entire face with the plaster mask, dab your wet fingers on uneven edges of the bandage strips.
- Pierce holes, about an inch in from each edge of the mask, when it is still wet. Allow the face mask to dry completely. This may take about ten minutes.
- After the mask is dried thoroughly, sand it with fine-grained sandpaper to provide a softer feel to it.
- You may decorate your plaster face mask with beautiful paints and colors.
- To provide a protective coating to the mask, cover it with a thin layer of varnish.