Here's how to make your own ancient Egyptian burial mask from a load of old tut and cardboard...

You will need:
  • Cardboard Box Card
  • PVA Glue
  • Sand
  • Newspaper
  • Sweet Box
  • Sticky Tape
  • Mask
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
To start, you'll need an old face mask.

You might have one of these lying around somewhere, maybe left over from a party. If you haven't, take a look in joke shops, party shops or pound shops - you might find one there.
Stuff some scrunched up paper behind the mask to make it a bit more solid.
Leave some of the newspaper poking out of the top to complete the shape of the head.

Hold the paper in place at the back, and tape the whole of the mask and paper down onto a big piece of cardboard box card.
Use plenty of sticky tape, and make sure that the newspaper is tucked in behind the mask.
Next, take some more sticky tape and place it over the eye holes on the mask to close them up.
Repeat this with the mouth and nostrils on the mask.
Take an empty chocolate box. The kind you need is narrower at one end than it as at the other.

Cut it in half, lengthways.
Place the halves of the box on either side of the face, so that the narrower ends are at the top, level with the forehead, like this.
Tape both halves of the sweet box into place, with plenty of sticky tape.
Next scrunch up some newspaper and position it in a bridge shape so that it connects the two halves of the sweet box, over the forehead.

Tape into place.
Now scrunch up a little twist of newspaper to make a sort of snake's head shape, like this.

Use plenty of sticky tape to ensure it stays in shape!
Position this on the forehead of the mask.
Scrunch up another piece of newspaper for the chin.
Line everything up, so that you're happy with the positioning, then use plenty of sticky tape to make sure everything is secured to the cardboard box card securely.

When done, you should have something that looks like this. No gaps, no holes!
Next, use a big brush to cover the whole thing in white PVA glue.
When the whole thing is covered, but before the glue dries, take some sand and cover it all over the mask.

Cover the whole sculpture - all the nooks and crannies!
Let it stand for about five minutes to allow the sand to stick.

Then, gently tip off the excess sand.
Leave to dry thoroughly, then use blue poster or acrylic paint to paint stripes around the head.
When done, it'll look like this.

Try it yourself!