July 20, 2013

Mask for American Girl Doll

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What you need

  • 1/8" plexiglass (acrylic glass) sheet (got mine at Home Depot)
  • clear plastic binder or poly binder or flexible cutting board or similar
  • colored plastic binder or poly binder or flexible cutting board (e.g same as fins)
  • 1/4" elastic or clear elastic strap
  • hot glue gun
  • coping saw (to cut plexiglass with)
  • Sculpey or FIMO
  • vegetable oil

How to make the mask

 1. Download free pattern here
     Remember to set page scaling to none.
     For home use only !!!!!

2. Cut out lens pattern from plexiglass

3. Cut out side pattern from poly binder

4. Lay lens on silicone mat and glue side to lens with hot glue
    Leave lens on mat that way you will have a nice straight finish in front

5. Draw outline of mask onto colored cutting board or binder and make a rim, then cut.

6. Take FIMO or Sculpey and form a nose part, bake according to manufacturer directions.

7. After Sculpey has cooled, cover with vegetable oil, then cover with hot glue.
    On a silicone mat would be best for this.
    Let hot glue cool, then remove Sculpey nose.
    Cut hot glue nose to fit mask and glue with hot glue to mask.

8. Glue rim to mask lens.

9. Cut slits in side of mask and attach elastic string.

You are done !!!

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  1. Looks great!~ aghoneyspot.blogspot.com

  2. is there an easier way to make this

    1. Instead of plexiglass you can use any other sturdy plastic like a thick juice bottle which will be easier to cut. You can omit the nose part if you want. The rest is pretty simple and straight forward.

  3. This is amazingly creative! Thank you for such a great tutorial!
    Found you through Buzzfeed's 39 American Girl DIYs that won't break the bank: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/american-girl-doll-diys-that-wont-break-the-bank#.niE6KngmW

  4. What kind of binder or cutting board