Mario and Luigi Poster board Visors Tutorial

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. Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

19 comments:

  1. Thank you soooo much for the templates! My son is having a mario party next weekend and he will love these. Your party looks lovely!!

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  2. Those are awesome!! And I really loved the piranha plant! You are amazing!! If one of my boys ever wants another Mario party, I know exactly where to go. Thanks!!

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  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 17, 2011. Thanks again.

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  4. Love this post! Hope you'll link it and any other kid or teen related posts that you have to our "Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings" party tomorrow!


    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  5. So cute-totally wish I had seen these for a Wii party I did last year! Great tutorial too.
    I would love it if you would share this at my August, "It's a Celebration" link party.
    I think lots of Moms of boys would be inspired by these!
    Christina
    http://www.inspirationforcelebration.com/2011/08/its-celebration-link-party-august-2011.html

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  6. Oh where were you when I did my son's Mario Party in march! I tried to make visors (kinda last minute) and they didn't work. I was bummed that I failed.

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  7. 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
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/poster-board-visors/

    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!

    If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  8. Very cute. This is more simple than I would have thought. This definitely gives me some inspiration for some costume ideas for this fall :) I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face. I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-5.html

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  9. Love that Mario, these are so cute, great job! Thanks for sharing with all of us at Sew Can Do.

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  10. Very awesome! Thanks for the tutorial and template. HUGE Mario fans over here! We would love for you to share this with our readers at our link up parties. One every Tuesday and Sunday or link up to both ;) Hope to see you there.
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecany.blogspot.com

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  11. These visors are so cute! I just found your site through a blog party and am happy to be a new follower. I am looking forward to nosying my way through your site! I would love for you to link your post up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

    http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/blog-party-4

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  12. 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!!!!

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  13. 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!

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  14. 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

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  15. I super want to make these hats but...there is no template it errors out...and this was my chance with a printer...someone save me!! rinamac_07@hotmail.com

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  16. I have printed the templates and having trouble with the step after scoring? Can someone help??????

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  17. Have you tried making these with foam paper? Im wondering how they will hold up?

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    1. 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.

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