create your own
Ned Kelly mask

Be ready for the masquerade with Jacqui Stockdale. Create a simple Ned Kelly mask and customise it!



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Materials needed

  • Cardboard (80cm x 90cm)
  • Masking tape
  • Stanley knife
  • Cutting board
  • Pencil
  • Paint or markers for decoration
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Step 1

Use a stanley knife and cutting board, cut your cardboard to 40cm x 90cm in size. Roll it together tightly and release. Save the rest of the cardboard.

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Step 2

Shape a cylinder and place it over your head. Make a pencil mark on the cardboard roughly where your eyes are positioned. Then, measure the cylinder to your desired size. Remove and make a pencil mark for the correct size.

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Step 3

Draw a rectangle shape roughly 5cm x 15cm where you made a pencil mark for the eyes.

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Step 4

Cut the shape out with a stanley knife and cutting board.

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Step 5

Here's what it should have now. Almost there!
Use the masking tape to hold the cylinder together on the pencil mark you made.

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Step 6

Place the cylinder on top of the left over piece of cardboard and use a pencil to trace the inside of the cylinder. Cut out the shape you've made with the stanley knife and cutting board.

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Step 4

Place the shape on inside the top of the cylinder and use the masking tape to hold together.

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Step 5

Use the masking tape outside to cover the edge of the cylinder.

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Step 7

Use masking tape on the inside too for extra strength.

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Step 8

Apply the tape at the top of the helmet.

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Step 9

And inside.

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Step 10

That's it you have your base. You can now customise your mask with paint, colour or extra details.

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Extra details

For example, you can cut out horn shapes...

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Extra details

and insert them on the side.


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