Perhaps our new Festive Hat is the fruit of our most unlikely collaboration yet. A certain well-known jolly elf (from even further up North than us) sent a letter this year and expressed an interest in a custom design. Now, Steve doesn’t usually entertain such requests, but the tone of the letter was one of urgency.
Our hats and helmets sit nicely (if they are exercised regularly and in a good mood) on one human head. Some of our hats and helmets can be custom-fitted with the internal headband included in the template, while others just do their own thing and use your head as a nest or landing pad of sorts. We hope you enjoy making and training them as much as wearing them.
We quickly discovered that the Festive Hat is much more than a fitting tribute to good ol’ Saint Nick. We made the mistake of leaving it unsupervised with our other Magic Hat. When we got back to the Lab, we found them entangled in a sort of millinery wrestling match. All the while, angry elves skittered across the floor, attempting to stuff hopping rabbits into burlap sacks. Once the melee subsided and we were finally able to wear our new Festive Hat, we discovered that we felt an overwhelming sense of merriment all-the-while. We hope you feel the same and wish you all a blissful holiday season.
Simply print the templates on paper, stick them to card, cut them out, match the numbers and join the tabs together. The Mask is scaled to fit an adult but you can make children's masks by scaling down the templates when you print - check our FAQ page for details. The templates come with instructions for an internal head band that can be adjusted by moving the fixing points to get a snug fit. Some templates are supplied with component colour guides to help you create identifiable markings unique to the Mask.
I bought the santa hat without the beard template, because I wanted to gift something hand made to my friends. It came out perfect. If you want to give your loved ones something unique in the holiday period or just spice up the decoration I suggest buying this template.
Fantastic!! Used for our art group’s masquerade Christmas lunch. I was able to make both easily in a day. Couple of advisories: use PVA to stick paper to card and Uhu solvent for tabs otherwise you’ll spend all day holding the tabs and losing patience
Hi Timothy, Thank you for sharing your tips and awesome build! Have a cracking Christmas and let us know if we can help any time. All the best, Fletch
These masks are designed to be easily built by anyone, using local materials, removing the need for mass manufacturing or shipping and with the minimum environmental impact.
Templates are FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH BOTH A4 AND US LETTER PAPER.They are supplied along with a set of instructions as a PDF that you download immediately and print on any home printer.They are supplied plain white so that you can decorate the finished mask however you like.You are buying the templates and instructions only. You will also need access to a printer, paper, card, tape, and scissors.The masks are designed to be easy to build: you don't need to be some sort of arts and crafts wizard.
Use this file to make as many masks as you like for yourself but please don’t share or steal the templates as there was a lot of work involved in creating them. If you want to use them for any other reason then please get in touch.
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The templates and completed masks are for personal use only.
The masks and templates will not be used for commercial purposes without prior consent.
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