These 30+ DIY mask ideas for kids are so much fun and with Halloween quickly approaching, it’s time to begin thinking about creative costume ideas!
There are many great things about making costumes with your kids. It promotes family bonding. It helps build creativity. The kids have ownership over what was created and therefor have more enthusiasm about getting dressed up for the festivities.
Plus, we have a mask for every occasion! Want to be a super hero? Celebrate Mardi Gras? Need a Halloween costume? Trying to promote pretend play? Or maybe you’re just looking for a fun craft to do with your kids.
We have a mask, plus other fun crafts and activities, to fit your needs!
Superhero Mask Ideas
1. Superhero Mask Template
Be super and make your own super hero mask with these templates! This DIY superhero mask is such a fun craft that will leave your child feeling super! The best part is, most of the items you probably already have in your crafting supplies! Via Red Ted Art.
2. Superhero Paper Plate Masks
Become your favorite superhero with by making one of these superhero paper plate masks. Use these free printable templates to create these awesome paper plate mask. Via Meaningful Mama.
3. Felt Superhero Masks
How cute are these! You can choose to make one of these 6 felt hero masks. You can choose from: Spiderman, Iron Man, Hulk, Bat Man, Captain America, and Wolverine. Via Tessie Fae.
4. Super Hero Mask Pattern
You can use these PDF patterns to create either paper hero masks or felt hero masks. These are also super cute, but would also be a lot of fun to put together. Plus, if you make a paper mask, your child can decorate it anyway they want! Via Willow and Stitch.
5. More Superhero Crafts
Wanting more superhero for kids? Check out our superhero coloring pages. Or how about adding a little more pizazz to your costume with this awesome superhero craft! Make your own superhero bracers!
Mardi Gras Masks
6. Masquerade Masks
Be mysterious with these gorgeous and colorful masquerade masks. They’re colorful, sparkly with all sorts of tassels and feathers! These are the more classic Masquerade masks that are held on by a stick. Via First Pallette.
7. DIY Mardi Gras Mask
This mask is great for a number of different purposes! Use it for pretend play or use it as a masquerade mask to celebrate Mardi Gras. You use nature to make this beautiful owl mask. Via Fun Stuff to Do.
8. Printable Mardi Gras Mask Craft
This is a classic Mardi Gras mask. Use this free Mardi Gras mask template to create a beautiful mask. Color the feathers, paper gems, and then add real (plastic) gems. Your child will love decorating these Mardi Gras masks.
9. Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask
Want other Mardi Gras mask ideas? Then you’ll love these other colorful masks. Choose from 6 different Mardi Gras masks! They’re all a lot of fun to make.
Related: Looking for more for more Mardi Gras activities? Then check out our free printable Mardi Gras coloring pages!
10. Printable Halloween Masks
Get spooky with these printable Halloween masks! Sometimes we are on a budget or need something simple and that is where these printable Halloween masks come in! They’re classic masks perfect for any costume.
11. Free Printable Halloween Masks
You don’t have to spend a lot of time making the perfect Halloween mask when you can use these printable Halloween masks. You can be a skeleton, a black cat, a creepy crawly, or a monster! Via Mr. Printables.
Related: I also love these wonderfully creative family costume ideas.
12. Masked Marvels
These masked marvels are absolute beautiful and spooky. These are not printable masks, rather you decorate a plastic mask using paint, paper, pom poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and more! Via Parents.
13. Frankenstein Mask
It’s alive! Make this awesome printable Frankenstein mask. This tutorial shows you step by step how to make this cool Frankenstein mask that is actually a little 3D. Via Delia Creates.
Related Links: Furthermore, making your own costumes and mask helps keep costs down. If you are looking for more Halloween costume ideas then these 10 super simple costume ideas might be just what you are looking for.
Paper Plate Masks
14. Paper Plate Animal Masks
Masks don’t have to be hard to make. Try out these easy paper plate animal masks. The best part is you add little details that make them look even more realistic! Add feathers, yarn whiskers, and even a toilet paper roll snout! Via Crafts 4 Toddlers.
15. Paper Plate Panda Masks
Look how adorable these are! I love these so much. These paper plate Panda masks are super cute and easy to make. All you need is paper plates, paint, ribbons, hole punch, and scissors. Via Kix Cereal.
16. DIY Paper Plate Mask
Let us show you how to make your own paper plate mask. The best part about this mask is your will be able to decorate it anyway they want! This is one of our favorite paper plate crafts.
17. Superhero Paper Plate Masks
These paper plate masks are super cute, but it takes a little more time. Cut the masks in the right shape and then paint them up to look like your favorite superhero. Who knew paper plates could be so heroic? Your child can make their own superhero masks. Via The Happy Home Life.
I am a big fan of paper plate crafts. They’re so versatile and you can make all sorts of things like this easy paper plate giraffe craft or this cotton ball painted snail paper plate craft.
Woodland Creatures Masks
18, Woodland Creature Mask
Is your child an animal lover? Then they will love this woodland creature mask tutorial then! Make a foam mask that looks just like your favorite woodland creature. I think I would have to make an owl! Via Hoosier Homemade.
19. No-Sew Animal Mask
Anything no-sew is always a plus for me! These no-sew animal masks are super cute. Choose from a red fox, silver fox, owl, lion, ladybug, or even an octopus! Via Pretty Prudent.
20. Fantastic Mr. Fox Mask
Fantastic Mr. Fox is such a wonderful book. Now you can be Mr. Fox with this Mr. Fox DIY mask. The cool part is, this mask has some depth, meaning it isn’t flat. The snout actually sticks out a bit making it look 3D. Via Red Ted Art.
21. Animal Mask Templates
Short on time? No problem! We have plenty of super cute printable animal masks that are inspired by Dr. Dolittle. You can choose from 8 different characters and each mask doubles as a coloring craft!
Safari Animals Masks
22. Quick And Easy Animal Masks
Did you know you can use foam to make masks? These quick and easy animal masks are super cute. There are just so many to choose from! I think I like the lion the most! Via The Creative Mom.
23. Printable Animal Masks
Get wild with these printable safari masks. You can be a panda, elephant, or a giraffe. The best part is, you can either keep your mask on a stick or add string and wear it around. Via The House that Lars Built.
24. Lion Mask Craft For Toddlers
Be fierce and make a roar with this easy lion mask that even toddlers can make! This is such a cute mask and I love how wild and bright the mane is! Make sure you have lots of orange and yellow (maybe red) construction paper! Via Danya Banya.
25. E Is For Elephant
Learn the letter E and make a stomp with this adorable elephant mask. Learning letters is a little easier by being able to associate the letter with a word, or in this case, a mask! by East Coast Mommy Blog.
Looking for more fun safari activities? Try these foam cup crafts! You can make a set of 3 safari animals. Don’t forget to try this jungle animals word search!
26. Bird Beak Mask
Get colorful with this super cute bird mask. This isn’t a flimsy paper mask, this mask is made of various pieces of cloth and is super colorful, and comfortable if I do say so myself. Via Childhood 101.
27. Angry Bird Mask
Who doesn’t love Angry Birds? Now you can be an Angry Bird with these printable masks. This one may require a little help from mom and dad as it does involve scissors and an xacto knife. Via Alpha Mom.
28. Egg Carton Bird Mask
What a fantastic way to recycle! You can use egg cartons to make these gorgeous bird masks. Make your mask dark or make it very bright! The cool part is, if you cut the egg carton right, you’ll have a raised beak. Via Sweet Paul.
29. DIY Bird Mask
Learn to make the coolest cardboard bird mask. You layer the paper for this mask and it creates are really cool 3D effect. Plus, it looks even cooler with the different colors overlaying one another. Via Hand Made Charlotte.
Up-cycled Materials Masks
30. Knight In Shining Armor Mask
Recycle a popcorn bucket to turn your child into a knight in shining armor. As someone who loves the Renaissance faire, this is a cheap and fun way to make faux plate armor! Via Meaningful Mama.
31. Egg Carton Masks
Go green by using egg cartons to make small colorful masks. This is the perfect craft for toddlers and preschoolers and allows them to get a bit messy as they decorate their masks. Via Picklebums.
32. Jug Masks
You can use milk jugs to make the coolest, and slightly creepy, face masks with paper mache. They look very similar to tiki masks especially after you add the paint! Via Instructables.
33. Milk Jug Storm Trooper Helmet
Is your child a Star Wars fan? Then squash the rebellion with these milk jug masks! These are the cutest Stormtrooper helmets and would be a lot of fun for Halloween or even pretend play! by Filth Wizardry.
Related: Want to recycle more? We have some really cool recycled crafts including making this recycled robot!
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Which mask is your favorite? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!