We saw a photo of this super easy egg carton mask in an old book at the library (I wish I had written down the name!) a while ago and we have been dying to make them every since. We had a go on the weekend and they were so much fun to make an wear that we had to share them with you!
All you need is an egg carton, scissors, some paint or markers (we used fluro water colour blocks given to us by Micador), some string and tape or stapes.
The cutting of the masks is a little bit fiddly and needs to be done by an adult with a sharp pair of scissors.
To begin with, cut off a section of egg carton that contains two egg complete holes, and two half egg holes so that you get a complete spike between the two sets of holes.
Then trim the edges of the section of egg carton until you have two complete egg holes and the spike. Now you can see the mask taking shape with two eyes and a nose!
Next comes the really fiddly part – make a hole and carefully cut out the centre of each egg hole to make eye holes.
You can be as creative as you like cutting eye-brow and ear shapes into the sides of the pieces of egg cartons.
Now it is time to decorate!
We painted ours inside and out but you could use markers or even collage. Adding frilly paper eyebrows would be fun!
Once the paint is dry simple tape or staple a length of string to each side, tie them on and you are ready to go!
Is it just me or do these masks make us look a little creepy?? Cool… but creepy!