It's Halloween, this'll scare the punters

Ok everyone, it is Halloween so time for some mask making instructions. This mask is guaranteed to haunt houses.

Download this image and save it somewhere convenient. I saved it to match A4 dimensions.

Then;

Print the mask

The Photo Printing Wizard in Windows XP will print a photo that is large enough for a mask. Make sure to use thick-or heavy stock-photo paper so your mask is durable.

  1. Open the folder in which you saved your cropped image.
  2. Click Print pictures under Picture Tasks.
  3. In the Photo Printing Wizard, click Next.
  4. Click to select the photo you want to print by making sure that the box in the corner of the photo has a check mark in it. Be sure that other photos in your folder do not have a check mark in their corner boxes.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select a printer and then click Next.
  7. In Available layouts, under Full Page Prints, click to select Full page photo print.
  8. Click Next to print your mask image.

Let the photo dry thoroughly before assembling the mask.

Assemble the mask

Assembling the mask starts with cutting out the mask. With sharp scissors, carefully cut around the perimeter of the face.

You can assemble your mask in two different ways:

  • If you are going to wear the mask, cut holes for the eyes and mouth. Punch a hole on each side of the mask and reinforce the holes with masking tape and small pieces of cardboard for added durability. Now tie a piece of ribbon to each hole. Use the ribbon to tie the mask around your head.
  • If you want to carry the mask, just cut holes for the eyes and then glue the mask to a paint stir stick or strip of balsa wood so that you can hold it in front of your face. This is a good option for greeting trick-or-treaters because you don't have to wear it around the house all evening.

You're done! In just a few minutes, you made a personalized mask that will at least get a few shrieks of laughter on Halloween.


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