In today’s post: Print + color Halloween masks are an easy and inexpensive Halloween craft for kids – perfect for class parties!
I originally shared these easy DIY Halloween masks a couple of years ago, and many of you let me know that you used them as an easy activity for your kids’ school Halloween parties. Since we are headed back into Halloween season I thought I’d republish so those of you that weren’t reading a few years ago could see them too. If you’re looking for another easy Halloween craft for kids, check out these printable Halloween origami bookmarks.
Printable Halloween masks
There are four Halloween mask designs which you can download. A pumpkin:
And a sugar skull:
You can download each of the mask designs for free in the blue block below the video. Make sure you print them out on card stock or other heavy weight paper so they won’t tear.
Here’s a quick video that shows how to make the masks:
- Download the template you want to use and print it out at 100% or full size on card stock or other heavy weight paper.
- Let kids color in the masks and cut them out.
- 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.
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