So you need a mask crafts idea to make? This page is full of ideas...there is no way that you won't find at least one activity that you will like. There are easy, medium, and intermediate arts projects for all age levels that can be found on this page. Whether you are going to a costume party or just playing dress-up, a mask is right at your fingertips.
Really the best way to make a good mask is to use papier mache techniques, but if this is above your level (such as a preschooler or Kindergartener), you might like the idea of using felt, crafts foam, paper plates, or construction paper. Look below and if you can't find a project, let us know.
Below you will find Masks to make with masks crafts ideas for Kids. Here are Ideas for Cool Mask Making Arts and Crafts Projects with the following crafts ideas, instructions, patterns, and printables for Children
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Use black paper for the mask, first drawing the design and then cutting it out. Hold it in front of your face and make a small pencil mark where your eyes are. Then cut the holes to fit over your eyes. Loop several rubber bands together and fasten the ends to the mask with staples or spread-fasteners.
To complete your Halloween costume, you will need a mask. This is how to make it. Holding a piece of cardboard over your face, make light pencil marks where the eyes, nose and mouth should be cut. Then remove the cardboard from your face and cut holes into the marks you made, as large or small as you like. But watch the nose hole! Just cut a half circle for it. Then take another piece of strong paper and trim it to the shape in the picture. Cut notches in the straight edge, as shown. Fold the paper and pull it into the nose hole of your mask. Fasten the flaps with spread-fasteners. Color the mask as you wish or use some of the designs in the picture.
Brown Paper Bags Costume Masks
This craft is great for preschoolers and young children. If you have any extra brown grocery bags hanging around, then this is a really fun craft to do with your younger kids. All you have to do is cut eyes and mouth out....you can draw the rest on with markers. Youngsters love running around chasing eachother with these on their little heads. Don't ever go outside near streets with these masks on though....your paripheral vision won't be good enough.
Making Mask Beards
Do you need a beard mask to sneak around like you are a spy? Or do you need a beard to go along with your sorcerer costume. First of all you will need to cut cardboard in the shape of the hairy beard that you want...there are long beards, short beards, fat beards and freaky beards. Just figure out what type you want. Now cut out a mouth hole and a string hole for tying in the back of your hair. Then apply glue and yarn, string, or cut strips of paper. Then just put your mask beard on and enjoy.
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Mask Making Fun : How to Make 3 Different Style Masks How to Make 3 Different Style Masks - Everyone knows that Masks are a perfect craft for Halloween. But, if your kids are anything like my two littlest ones…. Masks are fun ANY time of year. My children LOVE masks… love them!! So, today I’m going to show you how to make three different style masks….. make your favorite or make all three. Plenty of mask making fun.
Make Cereal Box Masks - Do you have a cereal box hanging around your house?! What?! And you haven't made a mask out of it yet?! What are you waiting for?! Here is how.
Making Purim Party Masks - This is a very elegant party mask to make for masquerade parties where you have to hide your identity but still look good at the same time.
How to Make Fairy Masks - Learn how to make this fairy mask with transparent foil.
Make a New Years Eve Mask - Wear a New Years Eve Mask as if You were at a Fancy New Years Ball.
African Masks for Kids - - African masks are dramatic portraits of spirit beings, departed ancestors, and invisible powers of social control. Each mask is created according to a traditional style, and worn by a trained performer.
Alien Invasion Masks - - These creatures come in peace! As party guests arrive, let them launch right into action with a mask-making project. We created ours with glow-in-the-dark craft foam and stickers so we could dim the lights and set an otherworldly mood (you could also use fluorescent materials, then switch on a black light).
Animal Mask Crafts - - Whether you need a mask for a Halloween party or simply want a fun way to pass the time, homemade animal masks will delight adults and kids alike. As you plan your animal mask, you must consider what material you want to use, what animal you wish to portray and what purpose you will use the mask for.
Animal Masks or Wall Hangings - - This project can either be a creative art project - where each child designs their own lion, or it can be a cutting project for younger children, where the necessary shapes - circles, triangles and ears are marked on construction paper for them to cut.
Australian Aboriginal Masks - January 26th is Australia Day. Learn about Australia as you make your own Aboriginal mask. Aboriginal Australian artists used dots of color in their paintings. Experiment with this style by using natural colors to decorate printable masks.
Aztec Mosaic Masks - - Dig deep into an ancient Mexican culture! Recreate colors reminiscent of traditional turquoise and coral found on these mosaic masks!
Bat Masks - - Bats are wonderful and very special mammals. Special because they are the only mammals that can truly fly, and wonderful because so many of them like to eat insects. Make this Bat Mask and see how wonderful and special you can be!
Beastly Bat Masks - - Say you're a beast whose castle is the ideal venue for hosting a Halloween masquerade. What would you wear? Here's a fabulous disguise inspired by the furry mammals that haunt the tower. Made of lightweight craft foam, this bat mask is designed to sit on your child's nose in perfect position for him to peer over the outstretched wings.
Beauty Masks - - This eye pillow, filled with lavender and flaxseed, is a Mother's Daygift that actually takes something away: stress!
Bunny Masks - - This Bunny Mask is reminiscent of Bugs Bunny - but also makes a perfect craft and mask for Easter.
Bunny Masks - - Use a paper plate and some craft cupboard bits and pieces to make a cute bunny mask - perfect for Easter!
Bunny Masks - - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a bunny mask.
Carnevale Capers - - Visit Venice during Carnevale—or any time. Design striking decorative masks in a classic Italian celebratory style!
Canadian Sleep Masks : How to Make Masks Instructions - - Make this uniquely Canadian sleep mask with just a few pieces of red and white felt. Kids will sleep soundly after celebrating Canada Day.
Cheese Box Masks - The variations on these face masks are limited only by your imagination.
Chicken Masks - - Here's a fun chicken mask for the kids to make - at Easter or any time! It's easy too.
Coco the Clowns - - Masks are the mainstays of the Mardi Gras gala. From fancy dress balls to street parades, and nightly parties - masks of all sizes, shapes, colors, and variety adorn the celebration.
Cool Cow Masks - - Try life down on the farm with one of these cool cow masks! Mooooooooooooooooo!
Day of the Dead Masks - - Mexico celebrates the Day of The Dead from October 31 to November 2. This celebration is in honor of those who have died.
Dinner Plate Portraits - - Invite kids to create plates that are part craft, part instant autobiography with this mask-making project.
Distinct Dispositions - - Facial expressions are often the first clues to people’s moods. Create a mask that shows a Distinct Disposition.
Dog Masks - - This is an easy way to make dog masks.
Double the Merriment Mardi Gras Masks - - Build community by making colorful, upbeat Mardi Gras masks. Celebrate the spirit of cities such as New Orleans.
Dragon Masks - - Make an eco-friendly dragon for Chinese New Year’s!
Early Bird Gets the Worms - - Design a decorative 3-D mask honoring a local bird.
Easter Bunny Masks - - Make an adorable bunny mask to dress up for Easter fun! This cute face mask is easy to make and can be dressed up however you like.
Egg Carton Animal Nose Masks - - You will be amazed at how easy it is to transform an egg carton cup into an animal nose mask you can wear.
Egg Carton Eyes Headband Masks - - You will be amazed at how easy it is to transform two egg carton cups into a fun mask you can wear.
Egg-Hunter's Masks - This cute, flop-eared mask doubles as a challenging impediment for wily hunters.
Elephant Masks - - You can tell this gorgeous elephant mask is of an Indian elephant because of his colourful head-dress and his ears! Fun for kids to make and wear!
Ethyl the Witch Masks - - This is a really easy project. Just be sure the children involved aren't easily frightened. What is deliciously funny to some can be traumatic to others.
Fantasy Masks - - Let kids express their imaginary selves by role playing wearing masks they created themselves.
Feathery Faces - - Join in the fun of Mardi Gras! Have a ball making these elaborate, decorative masks. Display them for Halloween and other occasions, too.
Flower Face Masks - - Whether it’s costume party time or a decoration for your room, this cute mask adds a lively touch! Scrapbook papers are a quick and easy way to decorate your own one-of-a-kind mask.
Flower Mask Crafts - - This is a cute but very simple craft. I think it would be a nice one for younger kids to make for Halloween if they're not really into wearing a big fancy costume (both my girls were like that at age 2).
Groundhog Masks - - This cute mask is simple and a lot of fun to make for Groundhog Day, February 2.
Groundhog Mask / Crown Crafts - - This is a quick little mask or crown to get your little ones in the spirit of Groundhog's Day.
Halloween Paper Bag Masks - - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a Halloween paper bag mask.
Handprint Mardi Gras Masks - - Get your hands ready for this great Handprint Mardi Gras Mask created by the FreeKidsCrafts Team. Great for your own special Mardi Gras Parade.
Hang-It-Up Mini Masks - - Add your own fun to the clever, awesome new Crayola Ultimate Cutter™ tool. Cut a 3-D mask in your very own style!
Happy Hippos - - Hunt for Happiness---during the third week in January or any day---with this delightful hippo mask. Paint it with a color that makes you smile!
Harry Potter Masks - - This Harry Potter Mask is fun for older kids to make, and can be adapted for other wizards or, of course, any other character too. You will need sturdy card to support it.
Heart Masks - - This Heart mask is perfect for kids to make and wear on Valentine's Day.
Heart-Shaped Animal Masks - - Love can come in many disguises, but none will be as adorable as these animal masks. (At the heart of each mask is a heart!).
Homemade Masks : Make Your Own Mask Crafts - - In this activity, kids will learn how to create their own homemade masks. It’s a great activity for 3-to-4 year-olds because kids at this age love dramatic play. Making and playing with the masks allows them to be creative and engage in pretend play.
How to Make a Halloween Masks - - Make a last minute purple princess mask or swamp monster mask with these fun and easy patterns.
How To Make Paper African Masks - - African masks are interesting in appearance and have unique historical relevance, so they make a great project for kids learning about African culture and history--or even for home decorators looking to create some unique wall decor for their African-themed rooms. Paper is a great medium for making simple but beautiful African masks. Follow a few simple instructions to create your own paper African masks.
In the Eye of the Tigers - - Tiger poems and stories seem almost real when you make this mask. Decorate it with authentic tiger markings.
Jack-O'-Lantern Masks - - This scary Halloween mask is simple to make from a paper plate.
Leather Unicorn Masks - - Artist Andrea Masse-Tognetti shows Martha how to make this sleek unicorn mask.
Letter B Masks - - Have fun learning about the letter B and get ready for Marti Gras too. Or maybe your own little celebration.
Magical Dragon Masks - - Make a Model Magic® mask of your favorite dragon character.
Magnificent Butterfly Masks - - Looking for a clever, decorative, dramatic mask? Just wing it with a two-sided, brilliant and beautiful butterfly mask featuring Crayola Color Surge technology!
Magnificent Masks - - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a mask in the easiest way.
Making Lion Masks for Kids - - In this tutorial you will learn how to make lion masks.
Making Paper Mache Masks - The Old Craft Project Revamped - - This mask will be a far leap from those paper ones you made when you were a kid, and it will be much more fun to make too!
Man of the Century - - What's behind Albert Einstein's frizzy hair, wiry mustache, and penetrating eyes? Find out and create a bas-relief mask of this unforgettable face.
Mardi Gras Masks - - You can't go wrong this project. Follow the suggested materials below or just give the kids all your left over craft supplies and let them create!
Mardi Gras Masks : Mask Making Tutorials - - There are three different templates. The basic one is shown in the photos, the butterfly one is great for girls and the eagle one is (according to daddy) very manly looking.
Masquerade Masks - - This Masquerade Mask is fun for kids to make for Mardi Gras or a "masked ball" themed party! It is quick and simple to make, but very effective.
Mexican Masks - - Explore the native Huichol social-cultural system and create replicas of beaded Huichol masks.
Mighty Masks - - Mardi Gras can happen year-round with these fanciful faces. Kids travel anywhere in their imaginations and unmask new creatures.
Milk Jug Animal Masks - - Make this fun craft inspired by the beastly possibilities of an empty milk jug.
MiniStamper Mini Masks - - Creative kids enjoy Halloween Trick-or-Treating with this one-of-a-kind mask they make themselves.
Mosaic Masks - - Facing the world can be an eye-opening experience with this colorful mask made from recycled materials.
My First Masks - - These Color Wonder™ masks surround kids' faces, but don't cover them. They're great for first-time mask makers and wearers.
Mysterious Masque Invitations - - Not only do these masks tell your guests the where and when of your party, but they can be used as part of a costume and saved as a souvenir. Your guests will scream with delight.
Panda Mask or Wall Hangings - - This project can either be a creative art project - where each child designs their own lion, or it can be a cutting project for younger children, where the necessary shapes - circles, triangles and ears are marked on construction paper for them to cut.
Paper Mache Face Masks - - Why not help your child make a mask using their own face as a mold. You can also make a mask using a balloon as a base. Not only can this be a fun and educational craft, but it is also a great way to make decorations and accessories for Halloween!
Paper Mache Masks - Maskmania - - Artistically, masks are among the most remarkable objects created by traditional civilizations. During this 4 week session, students will construct a mask as they begin exploring the imaginative power of this exciting art form.
Paper Plate Bird Masks - Costumes can be as simple as adapting a paper plate to a fun mask. Phee McFaddell also has other great mask ideas that are perfect for Halloween or other fun activities.
Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern Masks - - What could be simpler than a Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern mask for Halloween trick or treating!
Paper Plate Jack-o-Lantern Masks - - This is a great Halloween craft project to do with one child or a group of kids. The supplies are inexpensive and the results rather pleasing.
Peeking-Out Mask - - Make a unique costume or a special decoration! This mask can be a replica of one from a far-away culture or a unique Halloween craft to reflect your true personality. The possibilities are endless with the intricate cuts you can make with the Crayola Cutter!
Plaster Face Mask- There is an inside and outside to every mask ... an interesting metaphor for one's personality.
Playful Pumpkin Head Puppets - - Make a Pumpkin Head Mask, playful or fearsome, you decide!
PreSchool Crafts – Mask Fun for Kids! - - Kids Love to make and wear masks. This is a very simple and inexpensive craft for preschoolers and Kindergarteners.
Printable African Ceremonial Mask - - Take a trip through exciting Africa and make your own African Ceremonial Mask.
Printable African Owl Mask - - African masks are dramatic portraits of spirit beings, departed ancestors, and invisible powers of social control. Each mask is created according to a traditional style, and worn by a trained performer. Some African masks are full-body costumes, worn originally as part of elaborate celebrations with costumed dancers, vibrant music, and stylized dances. These ceremonial events carried important social, religious, and moral values for the whole community.
Printable Mardi Gras Mask - - Mardi Gras ends the day before Ash Wednesday. People like to celebrate the Mardi Gras carnival by holding parades, parties and wearing colorful masks, costumes and beads.
Rabbit Mask - - The plastic straw whiskers are visible from even at a distance. That makes the rabbit mask even more sensitive than a real one. Well, how can you imagine them unless you give them a try?
Rabbit Mask Craft - - Make a cute rabbit mask out of paper plates.
Sand Masks - - Make your beach-going experience a memorable one by creating decorative, plaster-cast masks using beachcombed objects. Each mask, formed face down in the sand, hides its identity until unmolded and washed in the sea. No matter what style you end up with -- be it surreal or straightforward -- your mask will be a personal memento of your seashore visit, one that shows off the personalities of both beach and beachgoer. It'll also last much longer than a tan.
Shamrock Mask - - According to Irish legend, Ireland's patron saint - Saint Patrick - picked the shamrock as a symbol of the Trinity of the Christian church. The shamrock is worn proudly by Irish people all over the world on St. Patrick's Day - March 17. Why not try your hand at a Shamrock Mask?
Sheep Mask - - Become a sheep by learning how to make a sheep mask!
Sleepy Time Eye Mask - - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a sleepy time eye mask.
Stylin' Sleep Masks - - Superstars need their beauty rest, and these nighttime shades have diva written all over them. You can either prep the masks ahead of time and let partygoers decorate them, or have guests make them from start to finish. The instructions below are for 3 masks.
Sunshine Mask Craft - - This is a cute but very simple craft. I think it would be a nice one for younger kids to make for Halloween if they're not really into wearing a big fancy costume (both my girls were like that at age 2).
Superhero Masks - - Every superhero needs to conceal their identity and these fun printable masks will do just the trick!
Super Power-Boosting Masks - - Create Native American-style masks. Those who wear them are thought to be granted super powers! Imagine what powers your mask might have.
Tiger Mask - - Tigers come from India - and your child can pretend to be a tiger when they are wearing this ferocious mask!
Toucan Mask - - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a toucan mask.
Watch Out for Bigfoot! - - Could it be Bigfoot? The Loch Ness Monster? The Abominable Snowman? Make a mask of your favorite, fearless beast!
Who’s Watching? - - Make your own bright version of a mask to adorn your wall. Get inspired with ideas from cultures that are famous for their masks---or invent your own style!
Wild & Wicked Witch - - Are you captivated by magic, wizards, spells, or witches? This mask will transform you into a wild and wicked witch!
Wolf Mask - - At the San Diego Zoo there is a place called Wegeforth Bowl, named after the Zoo's founder, Dr. Harry Wegeforth. For years it has been one of the show areas where you can watch animals performing natural behaviors (not tricks!) when the trainers ask them to. It is done in such a fun way that you never realize how much you are learning about these magnificent animals.
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