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Join Jim Carrey in his Lockdown Beard Challenge

jim carrey's lockdown beard challenge - photo of woman in fake blue cardboard beard

What’s the Idea?

I have come up with a way that ensures everybody can join in with Jim Carrey’s Lockdown Beard Challenge

What’s the story

The team at Stuff To Do are helping our founder, Leigh Brownlee, get in touch with the actor, Jim Carrey.

You can find out why here.

(And Jim, if you’re reading this, you can get hold of Leigh at

Obviously being a megastar, it’s not that easy to get Jim Carrey on the phone.

So we thought we would come up with some cool, Jim-related content over the next few days to try to get his attention.

I saw Jim Carrey announce on Twitter in March that he was going to stop shaving while the lockdown continued.

Just to see how long his beard grew.

What fun, I thought, for you guys that can grow beards!

But what about us girls?

Or what about kids who are too young to grow a beard?

What if we want to join in too…?!

So I came up with a cunning plan.

Why couldn’t I make beards out of paper or cardboard?

Then they could be whatever shape and size I wanted

And I could colour them whatever colours I liked!

So that’s what I did, and I had an absolute blast.

People should do this because…?

Its fun to do;

The whole family can join in;

(Yes, even my husband, who is currently growing his own beard, was envious of my beard designs!)

You can be as creative as you like;

You can change your beards to match your mood;

Perhaps you could even design one for special occasions!

How do you do it?

If you can’t grow your own, but you’d like to join us in Jim Carrey’s Lockdown Beard Challenge, here’s some ideas for you.

We would love to see your beardy creations – so please send photos to:

Or if you can help us get this post in front of Jim – please share this post.

  • Using a pencil, mark your preferred beard shape out on paper or thin card
  • Don’t forget to add a moustache
  • Cut the shape out using scissors (an adult might need to do this for children)
  • Using the tip of a pair of scissors put a small hole each side of the beard so that you can thread the thin elastic through (again, an adult should help with this, if it’s for a child)
  • Paint/colour in your design – the brighter the better for me personally, but it’s entirely up to you!
  • Let the paint or felt tip completely dry
  • Thread the thin elastic through the holes – and round your head to make sure you have it at the right length before tying it off at each side
  • Enjoy wearing your beard!
  • See the videos and links below for other ways to make beards out of cardboard.

Stuff you may need

  • Paper or light cardboard
  • Pencil and rubber
  • Scissors
  • Thin elastic
  • Brightly coloured paints or felt-tips or crayons

Links to other Stuffer pages

Links to other articles on the web

Links to other videos on the web


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