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A Spook-tastic Doll Masquerade

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A Spook-tastic Doll Masquerade

I’ve always loved Halloween. Although traditionally not as celebrated in the UK, at least compared to the US and Canada anyway, I think this is changing and people seem to be making more of an effort with their fancy dress and house decorations. Will you be joining in the celebrations this year? If so then you’ll need to think about how you can spook your doll-up too. No fear, we’ve made this super easy for you.   

HALLOWEEN MASKS TEMPLATE

You will need:A Spook-tastic Doll Masquerade

  • Access to a printer
  • Scissors
  • Elastic
  • Card and glue (if using the masks as they are)
  • Craft foam, pencil and any other decorations (if using the masks as a stencil)

How to make:

If you are using the masks as they are:

  • Print the masks template in colour.
  • Glue the template to some card, a cereal box will work well here. Ensure the glue is totally covering the back of all of the masks you are using.
  • Cut around the mask and cut the eyes out, it’s easier to gently fold the card inside the eyes to make an incision here.
  • Make a small hole on either side of the mask where the white circles have been marked for you.
  • Thread and secure the elastic on either side with a knot. The length of the elastic should be enough to go firmly around the back of your doll's head after tying the knots, ensuring it's tight enough to not fall off.

If you are using the masks as a stencil:

  • Print the masks template, black and white is fine for this version.
  • Cut out the masks you are going to use, including the eyes and the holes either side for the elastic.
  • Securely place each mask stencil over the coloured craft foam you have chosen. You could use a paper clip to fasten the mask and foam together, which will prevent the stencil from moving.
  • Draw around the mask and the holes using a pencil.
  • Cut around all of the pencil lines you have drawn.
  • Thread and secure the elastic in the holes either side of the mask with a knot. The length of the elastic should be enough to go firmly around the back of your doll's head after tying the knots, ensuring it's tight enough to not fall off.
  • Now you can use gems, glitter, buttons, pipe cleaners, any craft materials you can get your hands on to make the mask more realistic. In the cat example above, I used a little pink pom pom for the nose and white fabric paint for the whiskers.

It would really make our Halloween if you sent us photos of you and your doll dressed up, you can do this easily using our Contact Form. Happy Halloweening.

Cate O'Neil
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Cate O'Neill

Founder of Petalina Dolls, Cate O'Neill, loved dolls as a child. For her 7th birthday she received a Sasha doll and quickly grew a family of five. With daughters of her own Cate tried to find them equally beautiful dolls to play with, but was disappointed with the choice available. She created Petalina with the aim of providing today's little girls with the opportunity to own gorgeous dolls and enjoy innocent doll play just as she did as a child.

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