How to Make Toilet Paper Faces

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Sometimes, the most unusual artistic mediums can give you unexpectedly attractive art. Toilet paper is a readily available and surprisingly effective sculpting medium capable of rendering the delicate details of shapes like the human face. Use toilet paper to create your own face sculpture impressions for masks or decorations.

Things You'll Need

  • Aluminum foil
  • Scissors
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • Toilet paper
  • Cut a 20 inch long strip of aluminum foil from the roll.

  • Press the aluminum foil against your face to make an impression in the foil. Keep your eyes closed and your facial muscles relaxed while you do this. Pay special attention to the space beneath your nose and run your hands over all the recesses in the shape of your face.

  • Trim out the mask shape (just the face) from the aluminum foil using scissors.

  • Make a mixture of two parts glue, one part water. Stir thoroughly until the water is fully absorbed in the glue.

  • Coat the mask in a layer of glue solution using the disposable brush.

  • Tear toilet paper into small strips; make at least four strips from each square of paper.

  • Place a layer of toilet paper strips over the glue-coated mask to cover it. Let this dry for three to four hours, or until stiff and dry to the touch. Speed this up with a hair dryer, if you like, but only if you have a diffuser to prevent deforming the face shape.

  • Add a layer of glue and then place toilet paper strips on the underside of the face in the same manner.

  • Coat the face in an additional strip of toilet paper and glue. Let this dry.

  • Wrap the face in three more layers of glue and toilet paper; now that the mask is stiff, you can add these without letting them dry in between.

  • Let the completed mask dry. Decorate with acrylic paint, if desired, or spray with craft varnish to waterproof.

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