Step 12: Make incisions into the fabric where the template goes in and where the corners meet. You might have too much fabric and it might get bumpy so feel free to cut those parts off.
Step 13: Use your mod podge or glue gun to bring the fabric around to the cardboard. Make sure it’s taut.
Step 14: Add any extra fabric for texture. I used a felt for the bottom part of the chin here.
Step 15: Repeat the process with the ears.
Step 16: Glue one side of the ear flaps to the front and glue the back to the other side. Hold with glue gun.
Step 17: Finish off the back side of the ears by cutting to the shape of the ear so that it looks good from the back too.
Phew! It’s a bit time consuming, but it’s worth it, isn’t it? They’re surprisingly sturdy too so they should be able to handle little kiddie’s hands.
If you don’t want to do all this work for the masks and play, here’s the color-in version templates for little kids.