Each week during the holiday seasons, my kids enjoy doing a themed craft. Since we are in the season of Halloween, we have been crafting ghosts and witches and today, Halloween paper plate masks! These masks are so simple to put together and are perfect for toddlers and kindergarten age children. You, more than likely, have what you need in your craft box already! Little hands can help tape and even cut in this fun Halloween paper plate crafts activity.
This paper plate craft is also a great way to encourage pretend play. Almost every child likes to play dress up! These little masks are a fun costume idea and an easy way to embellish almost any outfit for a game of pretend.
Halloween Paper Plate Crafts: DIY Masks
The are the perfect paper plate Halloween crafts for toddlers. Simple, easy, and oh so cute!
Paper Plate Masks Craft Supplies Needed:
- Paper Plates
- Construction Paper
- popsicle stick, plastic spoons, or craft sticks
How To Make Paper Plate Halloween Masks:
Grab your materials and head to the table. Start by thinking of what type mask you and your child would like to make. A witch, a pumpkin, a monster…we decided on a bat and a Frankenstein for our easy craft.
The first step in how to make a paper plate mask is to go ahead and draw eyes and then cut out the eye holes. The best way to do this is to turn the paper plate face side down. Then you can have your child draw the eye holes on the back of the paper plate for you to cut out. They should draw two small circles with about an inch between them in the top 1/3 of the paper plate.
After the eye holes have been cut out, go ahead and draw the different details onto construction paper. For the bat, I drew wings, a mouth with teeth and eyebrows. For the Frankenstein, I drew a mouth, stitches and hair. Then I cut these out.
Once all the details were cut out, I let my daughter help place the tape on the pieces and lay them down on the plates.
The final thing to do was tape on the craft stick or plastic spoons to the back of the mask. These are used as handles to hold the paper plates up. Instead, you could use twine loops on each side of the mask and over the ears, if you like. We used plastic spoons and held the mask up sort of like a masquerade party. Either way works! She preferred the spoon handles. And voila! you have Halloween Paper Plate Masks.
Paper Plate Mask Ideas
Grab a black shirt to go with the paper plate bat mask.
Or grab or a green shirt to go with the Frankenstein paper plate mask.
There you have two fun costumes to play around the house in. But there are so many more paper plate mask craft ideas:
- paper plate animal masks
- alien paper plate mask
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial for easy paper plate masks. Turn inexpensive paper plates into hours of play time. This would also be a really fun craft project to do at a Halloween party that the guests could take home with them as simple favors.
Do you think your child would like these Halloween paper plates crafts? This is definitely a fun and quick craft that children of any age will enjoy! What kind of Halloween paper plate masks will you make? Which halloween costumes will your family will be sporting this year?
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