Paper Plate Masks - DIY kids craft

Paper plate masks!
(I recently shared this tutorial on the 30 days blog. Here it is on my blog in case you didn't catch it)

Let the imagination run wild!!! With a few supplies and A LOT of fun, your entire family or all the neighborhood kids can put on a circus show, blast off into space, act as their favorite character or just play!!

Paper plates
Elastic thread
Optional: construction paper, feathers, yarn, beads, stickers, felt, etc

Step 1: If your kids are too little to use the scissors, help them out some eyes holes and a mouth. I also like to cut a place for the nose. (Follow the diagram below)

Step 2: Color, draw, cut and glue! Add a hat, hair, beard, fur, antenna, spots, etc. Whatever you or your childs character is going to be! It’s easiest to create your mask on the bottom side of the paper plate. This way the edges will “round” against your face when it’s done.

Step 3: When the mask is done punch or cut 2 small holes on each side. Thread your elastic thread in 1 hole, tie and measure the length and tension needed around the head to the other hole. Tie.

Step 4: Slip it on and PLAY!!!

Have fun crafting up some fun characters! share your silly photos in the Brassy Apple Flickr group. I'd love to see them!

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  1. What awesome masks! Great "boy craft" too! Fabulous!

    Would LOVE for you to take part in Kids Get Crafty, over at Red Ted Art. Link up Party every Wednesday? Here is the current active one: http://www.redtedart.com/2010/09/08/kids-get-crafty-eric-carle-homemade-puzzles/

    Old and multiple posts welcome!

    Do hope to "see" you there!

    Red Ted Art

  2. Oh, oh, oh! Way to cute. I love how detailed you made them. So great!

  3. "Thank you" for stopping by :-)

    see you next week again?!


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  5. Hi there! I found you on Welcome Wednesday's blog hop! Great blog and can't wait to read more!


  6. Those are so fun and funny! Some of them remind me of Nacho Libre. =) Thanks for the great idea, I'll be linking.

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