Out of the myriad of things you can do with your upcycled paper plates, mask making seems to be one of the most enticing activities. You can shape out a variety of colorful masks from these simple paper plates including those of animals (domestic or wild), your kid’s favourite cartoon or superhero character or those pertaining to any inanimate objects. The following DIYs would give you an insight of the numerous masks you can make with paper plates.
On the occasion of Mardi Gras, these homemade masks, would enthral your kid to the fullest.
This colorful personalized mask is a speciality for Purim.
What can be a better way to introduce your munchkin to the “King of the Jungle”!
Gluing cotton balls on the paper plate makes the koala bear look more real. You can also teach kids the names of other Australian animals like kangaroo, and dingo with ease by making paper plate masks for each one of them.
Give your kid the liberty to scribble on the lion’s face with the shades he likes the most.
While teaching your child the “mooing” sound of a cow, have a mask at hand to make his learning process a fulfilling one.
You can go for a thinner and more pointed beak if desired.
These pretty cat masks made out of the designed paper plates look amazing.
If your baby has decided to be one of the farm animals for his class drama, then you can make this pink pig mask for him to match with his costume of the same color.
You can even paint cotton balls in brown and glue it on the top to give your monkey a furry look.
You have all the animals of Old Mac Donald’s farm in your kitty———–the pig, sheep, cow and chick.
In case your baby is too afraid of wearing scary looking masks for Halloween, make her a pretty pumpkin mask. You can paint your pumpkin with a combination of orange and red for a more authentic look.
Your budding astronaut can fulfil his dreams for a day by flaunting a white and green costume coupled with a matching mask, as shown in the tutorial below.
The toddlers would have a whale of a time in making this colorful witch.
When you have the witches ready for Halloween, then why should the vampires be left behind!
You can glue a big popsicle stick painted in black at the bottom of the cat’s body for making a mask.
To make your polar bear look a little colorful, you can dab a little shade of blue on the white cotton.
The printable templates of several jungle animals ease the mask making process.
The colorful headdress gives this mask a real Egyptian look.
You can make a paper plate leopard mask the similar way by opting for a brighter shade of yellow.
You can even try making a gorilla mask in the similar manner, just by changing the color combination to black and grey. Downloading a printable template would help you to get the gorilla’s face accurate.
The red and blue paper plate avenger masks would give your little son the opportunity to flaunt his heroics, if he has dressed up as any of the characters from this fictional movie.
Your little Star War fan would be delighted to have this Darth Vader mask to show off during Halloween.
These lovely Santa and reindeer masks would indeed be a treat for your little ones during Christmas time.
If you have started a lesson on jungle animals, then this elephant mask could come of great aid to you. You can get the full set of wild animals’ mask done, so that your kid masters the name of all animals that lives in the jungle in no time.
The dinosaur mask made from half paper plates is another Halloween craft option.
If you have organized a super hero theme for your little hero’s birthday, then make plenty of other super hero masks, following the method highlighted in this tutorial.
On the occasion of the Day of the Dead, you can flaunt these colorful Calaveras masks as you march by to pray for the departed souls.
The gems and buttons on the butterfly give it an elegant look.
To make a pair, go for paper plate hen masks too, keeping white as the background color.
Rather than going for a simple bird design you can even stick dove template on the paper plate and paint it in white.
You would love flaunting this colorful mask at the masquerade party.
The crumpled look of the brown tissue paper gives the bear a unique look.
Taking cue from the given tutorial you can attain the pleasure of making these masks with a rustic appearance using paper plates.
While teaching your preschoolers “Five little ducks went out to play”, having these duck masks in hand would make the learning process fun for them. If you want the kids to make the masks then print out duck mask templates and have them color it with yellow, before gluing them on the paper plate.
If your kiddo has stepped into the shoes of this amazing superhero for his fancy dress show at school, then this handmade batman mask would complement his black outfit well.
If you are acquainting preschoolers to the animal world then having the kids to color the printable of the animals prior to sticking them on the paper plate would make your task easy.
The rainbow colored pompoms enhances the charm of this paper plate clown.
Instead of cutting out the dolphin, as shown in this tutorial, you can even print out a template and stick it on the paper plate.
As you join the carnival on the occasion of Chinese New Year, these colorful dragon masks made from paper plates would be a perfect choice for you.
Making these feeling masks out of paper plates would help you in teaching your toddler different kinds of emotions through the story telling method.
If you have organized a zoo-themed party for your kiddo’s birthday bash, then this panda mask would be ideal for you.
While decorating your house with several handmade stuffs for Easter, you can involve your kids too in this process by engaging them to make these pretty rabbit masks using paper plate masks.
Add a popsicle or a string to it in order to give it a mask like appearance.
The big eyes of the owl makes it look more realistic.
To make your mask look more eerie you can paint it in a combination of black and red.
Change the pink ribbon to red to make a paper plate Mickey Mouse.
If you have planned a Winnie-the-Pooh theme for your child’s birthday then this Eyeore donkey mask would definitely form an integral part of your party decor.
You can make holes on the bees face and pull out a string for a mask. You can even go for a Lady bug or other insects’ masks with paper plates.
This stylish winking Irish fairy mask would look amazing on your child during a fairy theme party.
You can complete the pair by making a hippo mask with paper plates. Color it in pink for a perfect combination.
With all these marvellous tutorials in your kitty you would definitely be able to make varieties of paper plate masks for several occasions. Your kiddos will also be engaged in doing something interesting and fruitful during their summer break or leisure time.
Published on June 17th 2016 by Miranda Gibbs