For a sturdier mask, trace the mask template onto craft foam. Cut out and decorate the foam mask following the steps above.
Other materials that can be used as accents besides feathers include strips of fabric, colorful paper, pipe cleaners, or even aluminum foil. For this mask, I slightly crumpled up strips of aluminum foil and gathered them together at the base. The trailing material at the sides are curled fabric ribbons.
Combine any two mask templates to come up with a unique effect. To make this butterfly mask, I used masquerade mask templates 1 and 3. I traced template 1 onto pink felt while template 3 was traced onto purple craft foam.
The butterfly mask was decorated with pink crepe paper strips on the sides and a pair of antenne was easily made from pipe cleaner.