Toy Pattern: Mardi Gras Mask

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  • Band or Scroll saw
  • Sanders – Disc, Belt, and spindle sanders
  • Router with 1/8″ round over bit
  • Drill Press
  • Sand paper


  • 3/16″ plywood or hardboard


  1. Make pattern from print of Mardi Gras Mask by gluing to a piece of cardboard or hardboard. Cut pattern to shape. Draw shape on wood surface and locate drill centers.
    To make multiples, tape 5 to 7 layers of 3/16″ plywood or Masonite together and attach pattern on top.
  2. Drill 1/16″ holes for hanging and for eyes and cut pattern and wood to shape using saw. Note: cutting five to eight pieces at a time makes for smoother edges and speeds up production.
  3. Saw eye shape.
  4. On next set of parts draw around pattern on wood surface and mark hole centers.
  5. Sand to ease rough or sharp edges.
  6. Sand front and back surfaces with a belt sander to smooth to remove roughness.
  7. Rub your hands over the entire vehicle to make sure there are not sharp edges or points. Remove with sandpaper if any are found.

Download pattern here.

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