In this article we’re going to look at how to make your own dog mask. We’ll cover the basics and then go on to take a look at some of the more advanced tips and tricks which you can use.
For those who have a dog that likes to bark, and particularly if your dog loves to play in the backyard and other regions of the house, you will need to get them some special dog protection.
Paper Plate 3d Dog Mask DIY Materials: This is the first part of the setup here which will look a little scary at first, but it’s really very straightforward. All you’ve got to do is take a cardboard cutting board and cut the cardboard into the shape of your mask. You can not just cut a rectangular shape out of the cardboard, so you will have to cut around the edge of the mask so that you get something which looks like a cone. The main thing here is to be realistic with what kind of paper plate that you’re using.
Then you will need to wrap the cardboard around the edges of the paper plate, making certain there is a good seal between the two pieces so that you can ensure that nothing will leak when you place the mask on. Make sure that the edges are cut so the edges aren’t sharp, as this may damage the edges of the mask.
Glue it on! The next step involves using some paint. You should spray the paint over the cardboard, making certain it runs smoothly and evenly across the whole mask. You’ll want to start with one side of the mask first, so you can work your way around it before moving onto the other side. The paint needs to be slightly thicker than the cardboard, and it’s best that you leave about one-fifth of an inch of paint on the edges so that it runs over the cardboard.
Don’t fret too much about the paint getting stuck to your mask. It’s easy to eliminate it later, and it’ll leave you with a nice finished mask to show off to everyone! It’s also a good idea to wash away any excess paint after you’re done, so you don’t end up with smudges or smears on your dog.
Then it’s time to paste the mask onto your dog’s head. First you need to make sure that you get a secure fit between the mask and your dog’s head. Once you’ve made sure that it is secure, then you can start to glue the mask onto the dog’s face. Take the piece of cardboard that’s used for the foundation of the mask and then fold it over. Be certain it’s quite strong and then use your hands to ensure the cardboard down in place.
Keep your hands out of the way and use tape to hold it in place as you repeat the procedure on the cardboard folds till you have the mask snugged firmly onto the surface of your dog. Don’t make the folds too big or else it might look messy. Once you’ve done this, you can then take out the mask and attach the cardboard ears. And attach the other part of the mask on the dog. Be sure that the ears are flat and be certain it’s not too short or long as this will cause some problems with the mask slipping off the dog’s face.
If you’re using a dog mask as your pet security, you’ll need to do some sanding to make sure that it is secure on your dog. You can accomplish this by sanding off any excess paper that may have been removed from your mask.