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 naturally decided to make a Forky mask. Naturally, my Forky Toy Story mask that 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 Template
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 went with the smiling version of Forky.
I created a Forky template by printing a very large version of a Forky image. When I printed to fill the entire piece of regular printer paper, 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 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.
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 the eyes when wearing the mask. 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
You can always just buy a Forky Mask if you aren’t the DIY type.
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. I’ve already made Forky cupcakes and my friend Amy has an adorable Forky Christmas Ornament too.
A Forky costume mask seems inevitable for dress 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 am in the process of finishing up a couple of Forky costume details and will link to that post here once it’s published. But suffice to say, you will need while pants and t-shirt, plus a few more accessories to go with your Forky Toy Story mask.
Who is Forky?
Forky is Bonnie’s newest toy and 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.