I love paper plate crafts for kids. I particularly love making masks with them. We’ve made masks out of thinner paper before, but they rip easily. Since we don’t want to risk revealing anyone’s identity (wink, wink), we use paper plates!
MATERIALS FOR PAPER PLATE MASKS
- Paper Plate
- Toilet Paper Roll
- Pipe Cleaner or String
HOW TO MAKE PAPER PLATE MASKS
1.Start by cutting out the shape. We tried a full mask, but my preschooler did not like the way that it felt, so we shortened it to a half mask.
2.Cut two holes for eyes
3.Let your child paint the mask with watercolors
4.Once dried, have your child stamp the mask with a toilet paper roll and glue
5.Sprinkle glitter on top
6.Punch two holes on either side of the mask and thread pipe cleaners (or string) through the holes
7.Connect the pipe cleaners to fit
There’s nothing better than seeing a child’s face light up over something that they have created. My superhero had “to fly” the second she put on her mask. Isn’t it amazing how a paper plate can spark creativity?
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