We are living in that limbo land with a kid who is too sick for school, but not sick enough to just lay around on the couch and do nothing… Time for a quiet activity to fill in the hours till her sister gets home, designing our own printable masks!
Izzy came up with the idea of making a base mask and having all kinds of options you could add on so that’s what we did. These printable masks have a basic mask shape and then various ears, a top hat and a crown for you to pick from.
We used our favourite art technique – crayon resist, using oil pastels and water colours to colour our selected pieces.
Once they were dry we cut out all the bits and pieces and decided what went with what.
I cut out the eye holes by folding the eyes slightly and making a snip in the middle so I could cut them with scissors but you could use a craft knife. Then just punch holes next to the eyes and add some wool to tie them on… done!
And of course, we can’t make a printable without sharing it!
You can download the free printable ‘Make your own mask’ here.
We made a bunny, a Loch Ness Monster (with a top hat on) and the cutest little bear you’ve ever seen.
What will you make?
If you make a mask with your kids (or for you) I’d love for you to share a photo of it on my facebook page