By now most fans of the Toy Story movies will have seen Disney Pixar’s latest installment, Toy Story 4. I couldn’t help but love Forky and decided to make a Forky mask.
Naturally, my Forky Toy Story mask will be quickly followed by a DIY Forky costume.
Today I am just sharing how easy it is to make a Forky mask with just a few basic craft supplies. This Forky Toy Story mask is perfect as a fun craft or the start of a Toy Story Forky costume. Don’t worry I have the Forky costume already in the works and I will be sharing that soon.
DIY Forky Mask
Start by finding a picture of Forky’s face that you would like to recreate online. I actually printed several different versions and had a hard time deciding which one to use.
He has many expressions and after asking for everyone’s opinion on my Facebook page, I chose Forky with his big blue smile.
Forky Mask Template
I created a Forky template by printing a very large version of a Forky image. When I printed it wasn’t quite large enough for me, so I cropped the image in half and then enlarged each half even bigger before printing.
Just be sure to enlarge each half by the same percentage (i.e. 500%) so they line back up to make a whole make. This created a nice template for the spork face shape.
I also used a large printed version of a Forky face to create a template of his blue mouth and red eyebrow. I used random circle shaped (like bowls or lids) items to create his eyes. Remember he has one big eye and one small eye.
After I traced his face with a pencil, I went back and lightly erased it. I could still see the facial features but didn’t want the pencil lead to show through the paint.
I outlined forky’s eyes with a thin black sharpie. This worked better than paint for the eyes because I could trace a more precise line.
Then I painted his mouth and eyebrows with blue and red paint. I diluted the standard blue paint with a little white to lighten it up a bit.
Forky Mask Eyes
I cut the small circle (pupil) out of each eye on the mask. Then I added a piece of black mesh to the back of the mask to cover each hole, taping it in place with duct tape.
This results in pupils that look black but you can still see out of when wearing the mask. I really like these giant googly eyes but being able to see is important when wearing a costume!
The last step is to use a hole puncher on either side of the mask and tie an elastic string in place. That’s it!
Forky Mask Materials
- Poster Board
- Red Paint
- Blue Paint
- Black Mesh
- Duct Tape
- Elastic String
- Thin Sharpie
- Paint Brushes
- Hole Punch
- Create a Forky face template by printing a large version of Forky's face. I actually cropped my image in half and enlarged them by 500% when I printed. Tape the two halves together being sure to line up the images accurately.
- Trace Forky's head on to poster board and carefully cut it out.
- Cut out Forky's mouth and eyebrow from your template and lightly trace them on to your mask.
- Draw one large eye and one smaller eye on the mask. I used bowls and lids to trace these on to my mask.
- Lightly erase all pencil marks before painting. You want to just barely see your design but don't want the pencil lead to be visible through your paint.
- Use a thin sharpie to outline the eyes for a more precise line.
- Paint Forky's mouth using blue paint and his eye brow using red paint.
- Cut out the inner circle (pupil) from each eye. Add a circle of black mesh (slight bigger) to the back of the mask and use duct tape to secure it.
- Hole punch either side of the mask, near the center and attach elastic.
We made a larger mask version and instead of elastic to wear the mask, we taped a large craft stick to the back and just held it up in front of our face.
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Toy Story Craft
Everyone has their favorite Toy Story character but I think Forky will give Woody and Buzz a run for their money. The fact that Forky is basically a kindergarten craft come to life, I couldn’t help but come up with a fun craft project.
A Forky costume mask seems inevitable for Disney trips and Toy Story parties. And if anyone wants to be Forky for Halloween you are already halfway there with this simple mask.
How to make a Forky Costume
I ended up with 3 different versions of a Forky costume. I wanted to give options depending on what supplies people had on hand. White pants and some version of red long sleeves is key to all the costumes though.
Who is Forky?
Forky is Bonnie’s beloved spork toy and he is extra special. He’s a craft she made that’s come to life because she loves Forky and she considered him her toy. Basically, he’s a spork with pipe cleaner arms, googly eyes and popsicle stick feet.
He is not happy to be a toy, he wants to go back to being trash. It makes for some silly moments in the movie as he constantly tries to throw himself away.
What is Toy Story 4 about?
Toy Story 4 is the latest Pixar film featuring Andy’s toys, or rather Bonnie’s toys. The whole Toy Story gang is in this film including Woody and buzz, Mr. Potato Head and Rex.
Basically, the toys are on a rescue mission to find Forky and in the process run into Bo Peep and find out what happened to her after she was given away years ago. And of course, we meet a few new toys like carnival prizes, Ducky and Bunny, stunt man Duke Caboom, and old fashioned doll Gabby Gabby.
Don’t miss these Toy Story Coloring pages for more Forky fun!
This post was originally published July 11, 2019.