Ways You Can Make a Mo’ For Your Mini
The annual ‘stache growing season is upon us, and we think that even the fuzz-free should be able to participate.
There are a number of ways you can give your little man or lady a ‘stache! Here are some simple and fun craft ideas for putting a stylized ‘stache on a junior.
For an elegant hand-held solution, you could do a ‘stache-on-a-stick (reminiscent of an opera mask), or you could make a tie-around mask for a hands-free alternative. You can either create your own free hand drawn shape, or use a template.
If a hands free mask is best for you: Draw two identical moustaches onto a piece of felt of your desired colour, cut them out and sew half together. stuff them with pillow stuffing or tissue, then sew the other half together to make a tiny ‘stache pillow. Tie a piece of elastic to the corners of the stache to wear around the head, or tie two pieces of ribbon or yarn and tie around the back of the head.
For the ‘stache on a stick: Using wire cutters create an L shape from a wire hanger that has a long, arm length segment and a 3 inch segment. Twist some seam binding around the wire if you want, and glue in place. Cut a moustache out of cardstock using a template or free hand. Glue the short piece of wire to the ‘stache. Pour some fabric glue onto the cardboard ‘stache on the same side of the wire. Place the fake fur onto the glue, to sandwich the wire between the fur and cardstock. Place a heavy book on it and allow it to dry, and then trim the fur around the moustache shape. If the fur you’re using is long, style with a toothbrush and hairspray!
Finger puppet mo’ mask: Turn an old glove into 4 mini mo’s. On the inside of each finger, hot glue a tiny cut out felt mo’ in 4 different variations to be held up to the lip and act as a mo mask. Or, a different variation of this craft is to cut the fingers off of a glove. Using our template, cut 2 mo’s out of felt, sew half together and stuff with pillow stuffing, then sew the other half together. Glue the mini mo pillow to the finger tip. Point to the sky and bring your finger to your lips and you have a mo’ mask!
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