Summer’s over and the kids are back in school, which means it’s time for me to decide if I’m going to volunteer to help with any of the class parties this year. I’m always happy to help, but I never want to find myself the night before the party with no idea what craft or activity I’m going to do with the kids. So this year I’m planning ahead. If any of you signed up to help with your child’s classroom Halloween party I have a great idea for an easy, inexpensive activity those kids are going to love: printable Halloween masks the kids can color in themselves.
There are four different designs: Frankenstein, a pumpkin, a cat, and a Day of the Dead skull. Print them out and let the kids go to town coloring them in. Here’s what they all look like:
You can download each of the mask designs for free at the end of the post. Make sure you print them out on cardstock or other heavy weight paper so they won’t tear.
Once you have them printed, the rest is easy: let kids color them in however they’d like and cut them out. Then use a 1-inch punch to punch out the eyes (if you don’t have a punch, you can let kids cut the eyes out with scissors – they won’t look as tidy, but the kids won’t care). To finish, cut a strip of 1/4 inch elastic to 15 inches and staple it to both sides of the mask.
These masks would be a great activity for a school Halloween party. The only cost involved is purchasing cardstock (if your school doesn’t already have some) and elastic. I used 1/4 inch elastic, and a 15 inch piece was just right for each mask for elementary school age kids. (The 1/4 inch elastic I purchased came in packages of 3 yards, which means you get 7 pieces from each pack. At about $1.50 a pack, that means elastic will cost around $6 for 28 masks.)
It’s also a fun activity to do at home. The masks are easy to make and low on the mess scale.We just used colored pencils, but you could use crayons, markers, or even paint, and then add stickers or glitter if desired. My kids had friends over when I printed out all these samples and everyone had a great time picking their favorite mask and then decorating it to their heart’s content. Since I knew they’d ask for snacks while they worked, I set out water, apples, and pretzels for them to munch on.
My kids were excited to drink from the new Nestlé® Pure Life® Limited Edition “Share-A-Scare™” Halloween bottles and use the designs on the bottles as inspiration for coloring in their masks.
Kids get a lot of treats and sugar this time of year, which means I try to be a little more careful with the food I provide for them at home. One of the easiest ways to cut sugar is to offer my kids water to drink. Replacing a single 12-ounce, 140 calorie sugar sweetened beverage with water each day for a year can cut more than 50,000 calories from your child’s diet.
Kids who drink more than 4 glasses of water per day are also more likely to exhibit other healthy habits like eating fruits and vegetables at mealtimes without being reminded and requesting healthy options in school lunches. To make drinking water more appealing to kids, Nestlé® Pure Life® has introduced the Nestlé® Pure Life® Limited Edition “Share-A-Scare™” Halloween bottles, perfect for this time of year.
The bottles are available in 8 different Halloween-inspired designs. My little ones were excited to drink from the bottles with their favorite designs. The Nestlé® Pure Life® Limited Edition “Share-A-Scare™” Halloween bottles are kid-sized (8 oz), making them a perfect alternative to sugary drinks for a classroom party.
Show us how you use “Share-A-Scare™” bottles in your Halloween festivities with the hashtag #NestleShareAScare and by tagging @nestlepurelifeus on Instagram. To learn more about Nestlé® Pure Life® and find the limited edition “Share-a- Scare™” bottles at a store near you, visit https://www.nestle-purelife.us/products/where-to-buy.
You can download the different mask designs here. Be sure to print at 100% or full size. NOTE: All masks except Frankenstein come 2 to a page.
Download the Pumpkin print & color Halloween mask by clicking here.
Download the Halloween Cat print & color Halloween mask clicking here.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestle® Pure Life® . The opinions and text are all mine.