Simple Card Masks
Oct 2nd, 2012 by Craftylocks


Another one of the classic, simple paper crafts. Although not new, still a great one to do!

The basic mask shape can be quickly and simply decorated as we did here when we remembered we needed this type of mask for school at the last minute! Or they can be ornately decorated with all manner or beautiful things. We will get around to one of those ornate ones another day.

We made some small changes to the basic masquerade mask shape. I drew the basic shape with rounded ends, onto the black card and then gave it to the children to add shape to the sides.

Then they drew shapes for the glittery bits. We glued and sprinkled glitter just into those shapes. We liked the restraint of the plain black between the glitter – or perhaps we would have been late if we added more glitter!

Once your mask is ready, just add a piece of card for a handle – then you are done and can dash out the door to school or your party!

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Paper Plate Masks
Sep 15th, 2012 by Craftylocks

We have made paper plate masks for lots of occasions over the years. Because the paper plate is already the right size and shape, it is super easy to use as a base for a mask.

Most of our masks were decorated with pencils but you could use felt tip pens or paint too.
Animals have been a very popular theme in our household.
And a paper plate mask can be created by all ages!
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Head Band Mask
Sep 3rd, 2011 by Craftylocks

This is a very very handy mask technique to keep in your list (you all have lots of lists too don’t you?!). We have used it with my daughters class when they all needed to be hippos. I found a great image, and her teacher popped them on a head band to sit on their heads. They were all hippos and could also all see and sing easily – which is very important for a hippo!

Create a face, or half face, with some paper shapes.
Make a head band for the mask that is the right size to sit on a head a bit like a crown. Sit is on your head for a simple mask that is easy to wear.
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Masquerade Hand Shape Mask
Jul 20th, 2011 by Craftylocks

This is a double up paper craft, it is a hand shape craft as well a masquerade mask craft.

Trace around a hand twice and glue them together as pictured.
Add on the finery, the glitter and feathers, and you have a handy masquerade mask!
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Sun Glasses Mask
May 20th, 2011 by Craftylocks


A very clever way to make a mask! The sun glasses form part of the mask and attach it to your head – very simple and very versatile.
Put your sun glasses on the edge of some cardboard and trace around the top of the sun glasses and mark where the arms sit.
Cut out shapes so you will be able to see through the sun glasses and cut holes for the sun glass arms to go through.
Assemble a mask around the cardboard.
Just pop the sun glasses through the holes you have made and then put them on to wear the mask – so comfortable you will hardly know you are wearing it!
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