Mario and Luigi Poster board Visors Tutorial

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The moment that has been months in the making is finally here. I have made templates and a tutorial for making the Mario and Luigi poster board visors. Here’s some background, I used a template and video from another website when I made the visors for my Mario party. Unfortunately that website decided to take down their instructions. I get multiple emails a month from people asking how to do it. Finally I have created my own template and instructions on how to make these visors.

  • Before we begin, download the Template by going HERE. The file is a PDF file that is 2 pages. Change your printer to landscape if it doesn’t automatically adjust that for you.
  • Print and cut out all of the template pieces you need. (One of Template 1 and One of Template 2)

Step 1: Trace and cut out Template 1 on poster board or card stock. Cut out a patch and a letter for your visor.

Step 2: Fold the oval in half using a valley fold. Essentially bring the bottom of the oval up to meet the top and crease.

Step 3: Match up the crease you just made on your visor with the half way line on Template 2.

Step 4. Using a scoring tool, or your best approximation of one, score your visor along the curved line.

I took a picture of the score line so you can see it. You might need to go over it several times if you use poster board. Card stock would probably be fine with just scoring it one time.

Step 5: This is the only tricky part, but once you get one, the rest are easy! You want to crease the bill of your visor down along the curved score line. It helps to gently curve the whole visor. It makes the score line easier to follow.

Step 6: Attach your patch and letter with glue. I used a glue stick, but just about anything should be fine.

Step 7: You can punch some holes using the guide on the template and tie on some elastic thread. You can also eye ball it, or just staple on some 1/4″ elastic too. I made all mine in slightly varying sizes to accommodate different sized heads.

Here were the hats I made last year for the party.


Here they are in action!

Here is the link to download the template again: Mario and Luigi Visors Template
If you have any questions let me know! If you make some, I’d love to see pictures. Feedback is really the best.

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  1. says

    What an adorable idea!

    I wanted to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts today! You can see it here
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    FFC also accepts submissions! Please consider this an invitation to submit as many kid friendly craft tutorials as you like. I look forward to seeing what you submit!

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  2. Anonymous says

    Thank you so much for the template and instructions! I searched all over the internet for the one that was taken down. You are a life saver!!!!

  3. says

    These are great! I modified only one thing, instead of cutting out a green or red letter, I just cut the letter out of the white. I appreciate you sharing your template!

  4. Anonymous says

    Ok, dont know if its just me or not but when I printed out the template for the visors, they seem small. I did print them out with landscape, do you know the width and height the template should be, before I cut all these out. And I want to say THANK YOU so much for this great page!! I’m getting so excieted for the Mario party! Thanks again!
    amiern2010@live.com

    • says

      I have not tried them with foam before. You need a pretty sharp crease to fold the bill out, so I’m not sure how well it would work. It seems worth a try though. Let me know how it goes, if you do.

  5. shani says

    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this! I went alittle crazy and made Mario, Luigi, Blue and Yellow toad hats for my son’s 6th birthday party! I am NOT a crafty person.. I will say, it was A LOT of work, but the kids loved them and they held up great! yay!!! Thank you!

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