Would you like to learn how to make a paper plate mask? We’ve got you covered with this step-by-step paper plate mask tutorial. This paper plate mask craft is perfect for kids of all ages whether they are younger or older kids. This paper plate craft is perfect whether you are at home or in the classroom!
How to make paper plate masks
Crafts with paper plates are so much fun! We made paper plate roses and other paper plate crafts with kids. But this time we let imagination inspire us. Since my three year old pretends to be a fairy or superhero almost every day, we made these quick and easy paper plate masks to help look the part!
Related: Check out these other paper plate crafts!
I am in love Make paper plates for children. I especially love making masks with it. We’ve made masks out of thinner paper before, but they tear easily. Since we don’t want to risk revealing someone’s identity (wink, wink), we use paper plates!
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Supplies needed to make paper plate masks
Instructions for making paper plate masks
Video: How to make paper plate masks
Start with cut out the shape. We tried a full face mask but my preschooler didn’t like the feel so we cut it down to a half face mask.
Cut out two holes for eyes. These will be the eye holes.
Leave your child paint the mask with watercolors.
Once dried, you have your child Stamp the mask with toilet paper roll and glue.
sprinkle glitter on top.
Punch two holes on either side of the mask and Threaded Pipe Cleaners (or string) through the holes.
Connect the pipe cleaners fit.
Variations on this paper mask craft
- You can always glue your mask onto a craft stick to make it more of a masquerade mask.
- Don’t have a paper plate? Try construction paper! It won’t be as robust but will work in a pinch.
Our experience of this paper plate mask craft
There’s nothing better than seeing one The child’s face lights up about something they created. My superhero had to “fly” the second she put her mask on. Isn’t it amazing how a paper plate can awaken creativity?
Why these paper plate masks are so awesome
I love this type of craft. They’re a great way to use up leftover paper plates and an easy way to use up art supplies, but there are so many other benefits when it comes to making these little masks.
Mask making is perfect for:
- Fine motor skills exercise
- role playing game
- Great paper plate masquerade masks
toilet paper roll
pipe cleaner or string
- Start with cut out the shape.
- Cut out two holes for eyes.
- Leave your child paint the mask with watercolors.
- Once dried, you have your child Stamp the mask with toilet paper roll and glue.
- sprinkle glitter on top.
- Punch two holes on either side of the mask and Threaded Pipe Cleaners (or string) through the holes.
- Connect the pipe cleaners fit.
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Did your kids enjoy this fun craft? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear!