How to Make a Wolf Mask

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wolf mask

These videos show you how to make a wolf mask from start to finish. The materials used for this wolf mask are the same ones used in the book “How to Make Masks!” The exception is the paper mache clay, which was added by the artist to create some extra texture around the wolf’s ruff.

There are no eye holes because the mask is made to be displayed on the wall.

You can see the entire detailed videos showing how the wolf mask was made beginning here. For another quick overview of how to make a paper mache mask, click here.

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Kjelsty Hanson November 12, 2013 at 1:55 am

I make masks and perform in them. Your paper mache videos and blog are wonderful and informative thank you! What I am trying to do is simplify my technique–doing paper and paste only using tarlatan instead of paper. This technique looks great and look forward to trying it out. Do you think that this paper mache mask making would be strong and durable for performance and travel?


Jonni November 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm

It sounds like it might work, but I haven’t tried it. Do some experiments and let us know what you find out.


Laura Wagner February 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm


I found your website while looking for a cake topper the grooms cake of my daughters wedding in June. They have found a sculpture they like that is no longer available from Hobby Lobby. It is a Labrador dog holding a duck. They are avid duck hunters and can not find anything else they like. Would you consider making it for us? Thank you so much.


Jonni February 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Hi Laura. I can’t do commissions because my blog and other writing projects take up so much of my time. However, you might be able to find an artist in your area who would take on the project, if you show him this page, or my book on how to make masks or making animals with paper mache clay. I should say that a sculpture like that is going to be quite a challenge for any sculptor, and an original sculpture will be quite a bit more expensive than the one they saw at the hobby store.


Jo-Ann July 21, 2015 at 2:30 am

I was attempting to make watercolor bowls out of coffee filters. What I found was that just 1
filter was way too flimsy even after spraying with starch. I thought I had a brilliant idea of using plain white filters and using the cooked glue, put a few layers around various decorative bowls I had. I shaped the white filters to my liking, let the dry in the sun, and then finish drying in the oven. Of course, not thinking that the paper mâché would “stick like glue” to my beautifully shaped bowls! I was planning on paper macheing the filters I painted with water colors outside and inside the molded bowl. How the world to you get this not to stick? Also, if I were to use oil the inside watercolor layer would not stick to the oil. I know this was something just short of a novel, but I would love an expert like you to give me your wise advice. Thanks,


Jonni July 21, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Hi Jo-Ann. I think the easiest way to do it would be to put plastic wrap inside the bowl before you add the paper mache. The paste won’t stick to the plastic. If you’re using a ceramic bowl for a mold, the plastic wrap will lie down flat if you get the bowl wet first, and then put the plastic on. Good luck with it!


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