Mask Craft for Groundhog Day

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One specific type of mask craft is a great way to celebrate Groundhog Day. Learn how to make a mask craft for Groundhog Day with help from a graphic designer and illustrator in this free video clip.

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Hi, everybody. My name is Gene and I'm a graphic designer and illustrator. I've been working in the industry for about 15 years and today I'm going to show you how to make a mask for groundhog day. Alright, let's get started. Alright so I'm going to grab my trusty brown construction paper here for our groundhog mask and I'm going to draw a, I'm going to do this a little dark so you can see it, kind of like a, I'm just going to do some quick construction lines here, something like that. Okay, so once I have my like little pyramidy you know, thing, taped off there, I'm going to come up here, actually let's do one of these, boom, there's the nose and you've got a little chin here. You probably want to do your construction lines in pencil just to you know, just to keep everything kind of light. So here's your basic groundhog or woodchuck, depending on where you're from. It's your basic kind of groundhog shape. So once you have that and you remember, they've got nice puffy cheeks here, once you have that, you know, maybe you fill it in, a little bit of color. It's okay if you just have like lines with little spaces in them so it kind of looks like a little bit of fur or something and remember, do the other side as well and you want to keep, if you went with the jowl on this side you want to make sure you go with the jowl on the other side. So I'm going to fill that in. I just turn it a little bit so it's easier for me to sort of go in that same direction and remember it's okay if you use you know, kind of loose lines here because it's simulating, you know, a little bit of fur, their fur is going mostly in the same direction and we're going to outline the bottom of the jaws here so you can see the little mouth, there you go. I'm just going to fill this in, along the nose area, make sure these eyes are nice and bright or I guess dark really, boom. There's your little groundhog face and then, just like with all our masks, all the ones we've done in the past, you grab your X-Acto knife or your safety scissors, again I'm going to use the X-Acto knife because it's fast and also my thumb doesn't get stuck in the X-Acto knife thankfully and the Z-Acto knife doesn't get stuck in my thumb either. So we're good. I'm just going to cut along the basic shape of our groundhog face here, bam. And we've got a groundhog and then we take some ribbon and we can tie or staple the ribbon to the side of the face there, wrap it around our head or actually the better way to do it is to cut off a little piece of this ribbon here and grab some ribbon for the other side, tie them both, glue them both however you want to do it to both sides of the mask there and then strap it around your head and tie the other ends in the back of your head and then you've got a nice little groundhog mask. Alright so that's all there is to it, a little groundhog and just put some ribbon on and you can tie that to your face and then you will have a groundhog mask. So if you have any questions, please feel free to ask and thanks for watching.

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