Paper Masks

Paper Masks

Who are you? Are you a roaring wild animal? A mischievous rat? Hey, who is behind that grand mustachio?!? What masks and disguises can you think of?

Ages:
4 - 9
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. paper
  2. hole punch
  3. yarn
  4. crayons, markers, or paints
  5. scissors
  1. We started out using posterboard for the first couple of masks, then Madeleine decided she wanted the tiger mask already orange, so she could just add the stripes. So, for that one, we just folded a piece of construction paper in half to make it stronger.

  2. The trickiest part was making a template the right size. First I put a piece of paper up to Maddie's face, and marked where her temples were, to get the width. We cut that out, and had our minimum size for the mask.

  3. Next we marked where her eyes were. I grabbed a pencil, and Maddie pointed to the middle of her eyes.

  4. Then we punched them out with a hole punch. Yep, it worked, she can see!

  5. So we had our template.  First, Madeleine decided what she wanted to make. Then we made a rectangle, then used the template for marking the eyes. She decided on the shape, and I cut them out.

  6. She made several animal masks, so we used these eyes for marking other masks, as well. (We just put this on top of the other paper, and traced through the eye holes.) After cutting out the eyes, my job was done! The rest was all Maddie.

  7. You could use a hole punch and reinforcers at the side of the mask, but Maddie just tied pieces of yarn—one piece at each eye hole—and then tied them together in the back for wearing the mask.

  8. Aha!

  9. A fine cheetah!

  10. Hello? Hello? Who are you??? Will you go under-cover? Will you prowl in the jungle? Where will your imagination take you?