Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How to make a Robot Mask

How to Make a Robot Mask Tutorial

Art teachers are always being asked to just "whip up" something for someone.

It could be to screen print t-shirts for the cross country team,
make a gigantic fly for a sketch on assembly (true story)
or in this case 12 robot masks for a drama competition.

So even though it is school holidays,
this is what I've been up to.

Begin with a generic paper mask like this one.
They cost about $1 (or less) from art stores.

Grab a pencil and mark out your areas as below.

Get a kraft knife and cut out the eyes
(be careful, your goal is
 to retain your own eyesight and all of your fingers).

With silver acrylic paint,
brush on the eyes, center head and sides of the cheeks.

Mix silver and blue paint together to paint the other areas.

Use black paint and a smaller brush
 to define the feature areas.

Use a cotton bud to dot on 'rivits'

I used off-cut stickers from Reverse Garbage
to create the central detail on the forehead or you could paint something similar.

Too easy- look and it doesn't have to be perfect.

And you could add more, or less as you desire/require.

Metropolis x 12 and now...
to tackle the astronaut helmets.

Sharing this Elle and Lou Post at
Bloom designs
My Creative Space


  1. What a great idea!
    I've been toying with masks too, as my two little ones are right into dressing up and role playing at the moment. Some of the tutorials I've found online need a whole week to complete - crazy!
    I'll definitely be giving your robot masks a go :)

    Have a lovely day!

    Nat x

  2. Nothing like spending school holidays doing school work. Who are those people that say teachers are lucky because they get so many holidays? At least it is fun and creative and not marking I suppose...

  3. Wow, these turned out wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing :)


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