If I say, “Picture making your own Halloween mask!” you might think of those flimsy old-school cutouts on the back of cereal boxes. You know, something pathetic like this:

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Well, dust off your scissors, because here are some DIY masks that are far more sophisticated.

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UK designer Steve Wintercroft has created templates that allow you to make your own beautifully spooky 3-D mask. You use his pattern to assemble the mask and then personalize it with the colors of your choosing.

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This one can even just be used as a lantern.

The templates are sold (for less than $8 each) at Wintercroft’s Etsy shop. Upon purchase, you download a PDF, print it out, and then use the pattern on any foldable paper-based material–for example, recycled cardboard, card stock…

Or even an old cereal box.

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