These super cool (and a little bit creepy) egg carton masks are easy to make and are a fun art and craft activity for kids of all ages!
Start saving your egg cartons so you can have a go at this fun egg carton craft!
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Making these egg carton masks is so much fun and the perfect craft activity if you have a group of kids with different ages or abilities.
These masks turned out supper cool… and kind of a little bit creepy, but that is half the fun!
These masks would be great as a Halloween craft, as part of a homemade costume, or just as a fun craft activity.
How to Make an Egg Carton Mask
While the kids need to follow some basic instructions to make these egg carton masks, there is lots of room for individual creativity and fun! Once you get the hang of how to cut the egg carton to make it a wearable mask, you can add extra features of decorate it any way you’d like.
Each egg carton makes a few masks, but I hope you have lots because once you start making them you won’t want to stop!
To make an egg carton mask you’ll need:
- A cardboard egg carton
- String or elastic.
- Tape or a stapler
- Items to decorate your mask – paint, markers, stickers etc.
The cutting of the egg cartons can be a bit tricky, so if you are working with younger children you might choose to do this step for them, or help them along the way.
The first step to make your egg carton mask is to cut out a section of the egg carton that contains two complete egg holes, and two half egg holes so you get a complete spike between the two sets of holes as you can see in the image above.
Now 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!
The next part can be a bit tricky!
Poke a hole in the middle of each egg hole and when the hole is big enough, stick the scissors in and carefully cut out circular eye holes.
Now you have your basic mask ready to go.
You can spend some extra time cutting eyelashes or ear shapes into the side of the egg carton, or even cutting different shaped eye holes. For your kids I suggest you leave all the extra details to the decorations.
Now it is time to decorate your egg carton masks!
We painted our masks with fluro tempera paint blocks (similar to these ones), and the coloured turned out amazing!
You could also decorate your masks with markers, stickers, or collage items.
Adding frilly paper eyebrows, or fuzzy pipe cleaner eye brows would be so much fun! Or how about some pig paper teeth, or a woolly moustache!
Once you are finished decorating, simply tape or staple a length of string or elastic to each side if your mask, 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!
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