How to Make a Tiger Mask
Dress up as a classic childhood character on World Book Day – the tiger from The Tiger Who Came to Tea! This much-loved fellow is easy to make a costume for, and if you’re really going for it, you can paint black stripes on an orange top to complete the look.
Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Make: One hour
- Paint brush
- Craft Knife or Sharp Pointed Implement
1. Using a lead pencil, draw tiger markings on to the paper mache mask.
2. Begin by painting the face area orange. Before the paint is completely dry, move on to step 3.
3. When the paint is still slightly wet you are still able to see the pencil markings beneath it so this is a good time to paint on the black tiger markings. Don’t worry, the black paint does not run into the orange paint as the paper ache mask is quite absorbent. Leave to dry. Once dry you can no longer see the pencil markings beneath.
4. Paint the nose area white. You may need to do a couple of coats of paint. As in step 3, before the second coat of white paint has dried completely, paint on the black nose markings, following the pencil markings made at the beginning. Leave to dry completely.
5. Turn the mask to the reverse side and draw a small dot either side, just above eye level and 1 cm in from the edge of the mask. Use a craft knife or sharp pointed implement to create a small hole at both sides.
6. Thread a length of hat elastic or similar through the holes and tie securely in double knots.
7. Complete your Tiger Costume using black fabric paint on an orange t-shirt and pair of leggings/trousers.