10 DIY Mask Making Ideas for Kids

10 DIY Mask Making Ideas for Kids

Do It Yourself or DIY activities are something that most families engage in with their children nowadays as it promotes family bonding. They are also a fun way to boost your child’s creativity and evoke in them a sense of appreciation for beauty. DIYs also help children pick up and improve motor skills.

One of the most popular party decor ideas for birthdays is masks. Children love putting on masks that magically transform them into animals and aliens and clowns and fairies! Here are some easy DIY Mask ideas to explore with your child this weekend.

Easy Mask Craft Ideas For Children

We have a list of cute and colourful DIY’s mask ideas for you to make with your kids.

1. Little Black Cat Mask

This is a fun paper mask making for kids exercise if you have a cat at home, or if your child loves cats!

Little Black Cat Mask

What You Need

How To Make

  • Cut the black chart paper into a cat face to fit your child’s face.
  • Cut out holes near the nose and eyes for your child to breathe and see respectively.
  • Punch a small hole on either side of the mask and thread through the elastic, tying tightly to each hole.

2. Cute Bunny Mask

Bunnies are a hit with children because of the way they nibble their food, and how they keep jumping around from place to place!

Cute Bunny Mask

What You Need

  • White chart paper
  • Scrapes of pink paper
  • Scissor
  • Elastic thread
  • Glue stick

How To Make

  • Cut out the white chart paper to the shape of a bunny for the upper half of the face.
  • Cut out the ear shape as well.
  • Apply glue to stick scraps of pink paper.
  • Add details such as the nose and the inner ear of the bunny.
  • Punch holes into the mask corners and thread through the elastic, tying tightly to each hole.

3. Adorable Tiger Mask

While tigers are ferocious, tiger cubs are adorably cute! imagine your kid running around the house, going ‘Rawr!’

Adorable Tiger Mask

What You Need

  • Cardboard paper
  • Orange and black paint
  • Brown wool/fur
  • Golden colour sequence
  • Glue
  • Scissor

How To Make

  • Cut out cardboard that will fit the upper half of their face.
  • Cut out holes in the eye area.
  • Decorate the mask in orange and black colours.
  • Add the golden sequence around the holes cut out for the eyes.
  • Cut out two circles from cardboard sheet to make ears and stick the brown wool/fur onto the paper.
  • Stick the ears at the back of the tiger face with glue.
  • Thread the elastic through the small holes made on either side of the mask.

4. Little Ghost Masks

Boo!

Little Ghost Mask

What You Need

  • Coloured paper
  • Wooden stick
  • Glue
  • Scissor

How To Make

  • Cut out ghost shapes from paper.
  • Cut out the holes for the eyes and mouth just like that of cartoon ghosts.
  • Using the glue, stick the paper cutout onto the wooden sticks.

5. Fun Carnival Mask

Carnivals are fun-filled, vibrant and colourful times. Making a carnival mask can lift your child’s spirits and make her smile.

Fun Carnival Mask

What You Need

  • Cardboard
  • Colourful feathers
  • Blue and white paint
  • Golden glitter paint
  • Blue glitter pain
  • Decorative stones
  • Black ribbon

How To Make

  • Cut out cardboard that will fit the upper half of their face.
  • Cut out holes the eyes.
  • Paint a random pattern on the mask and let it dry.
  • Using the glitter glues, draw designs all over the mask and around the edges of the eye cutout.
  • Apply some glue on the decorative glue and attach the colourful feathers onto the stone.
  • To the top centre of the mask, apply some glue and stick the decorative feather piece.
  • Make holes on either end of the mask and thread the black ribbon through and tie it tightly.

6. Santa Mask

This one is obviously for Christmas time!

Santa Mask

What You Need

  • Cardboard
  • Red paint
  • Cotton
  • Elastic
  • Glue
  • Scissor

How To Make

  • Cut out cardboard in the size of their face and paint it in red.
  • Cut out holes for the eyes.
  • Using the glue, your child can stick the cotton on the mask to make the beard and eyebrows of Santa.
  • Punch small holes on the sides of the mask and tie the elastic.

7. Simple Superhero Mask

Movie-time just got more interesting – there is a superhero on the TV and one little superhero in the house!

Simple Superhero Mask

What You Need

  • Coloured paper
  • Scissor
  • Elastic

How To Make

  • Cut out the coloured paper of your child’s choice to make an eye mask.
  • Make holes around the eyes.
  • Create small holes on either end of the mask. Pass the elastic through and secure them tightly.

8. Loveable Panda Mask

Pandas are cute huggable creatures that everyone loves. So why not make a panda mask for your very own cute huggable little human?

Loveable Panda Mask

What You Need

  • Cardboard
  • Black scrap paper
  • Black paint
  • White paint
  • Scissor
  • Elastic

How To Make

  • Cut out the cardboard in a circle to the size of your child’s face. Cute out small semi-circles for the panda ears.
  • Using the glue, stick the ears onto the bigger cardboard.
  • Cut out the eyes.
  • Paint the entire mask white colour. Using the black paint, colour the ears completely.
  • Use the black paint to draw around the eyes to make panda eye patches.
  • Using the glue, stick the scrap black paper to make the nose.
  • Make small holes on either side of the mask and thread the elastic through.

9. Happy and Sad Mask

When your kid is too shy to express herself, tell her to use these masks. Or maybe you can turn it into a game – show me how you feel using masks!

Happy and Sad Mask

What You Need

  • Cardboard paper
  • Yellow/Black paint
  • Black colour sketch pen
  • Red colour sketch pen
  • Blue colour sketch pen
  • Scissor

How To Make

  • Take out a large cardboard paper and cut it in two.
  • Then take each of those papers and cut it down to a square to the size of your child’s face.
  • Use the yellow or black paint to colour the top one-third of the page to show hair on both papers.
  • Using the black sketch pen, guide your child in drawing eyes, eyelashes and eyebrows on both papers.
  • Using the red sketch pen, you can ask your child to draw a smile on one of the papers to show a happy mask and a frown on the other to show sadness.
  • Use the blue sketch pen on the sad mask to draw droplets of tears to show crying.

10. Scary Frankenstein Mask

A monster mark for your kid – to kill their fear of monsters!

Scary Frankenstein Mask

What You Need

  • Cardboard paper
  • Green paint
  • Black paint
  • Yellow paint
  • Scissor
  • Elastic

How To Make

  • Help your child to cut out a cardboard paper that will fit the upper half of their face.
  • Cut the top of the mask to form a straight line just like that of Frankenstein monster. Cut out holes the eyes.
  • Paint the mask green and let it dry.
  • Use the black paint to lightly paint over the top portion of the mask to show hair. Then draw a line across the forehead of the mask with a small vertical line along to make it look like a stitch mark.
  • Use the yellow paint to dab on top of the eyes holes.
  • Punch holes into the mask corners and thread the elastic through.

And there you have it! 10 DIY masks that your kid will enjoy making and wearing!

Also Read: Creative Paper Plate Craft Ideas For Kids

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