Animal Mask Craft for Kids

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Have a blast reading your favorite farm animal stories and then making some easy DIY Animal Mask Crafts with your kids!

I have always wanted to live on a farm, but since the suburbs are about as close as this former homeschooling mom to three is going to get, we have to make do with some fun farm animal crafts. These three animal mask crafts for kids are easy to make and so. darn. cute.

Animal Face Masks

While these crafts are great for teaching and reinforcing basic skills like coloring, holding a pencil, and practicing cutting skills, they're even better for imaginative play. Whether you're reading a book (we've included some affiliate links to our favorites below) or watching a movie, the animal masks are so much fun to wear!

Reading Pigs by Robert Munsch? Make a pig animal face mask to wear while reading it!

Or maybe you're reading Duck by Randy Cecil and talking with your kids about following their dreams and practicing kindness? If so, the duck animal mask is the perfect accessory!

Perhaps Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin is a superstar in your house? Then make your very own cat mask to go along with it!

No matter what books you're reading or what homeschool preschool unit you're studying, these adorable paper plate animal masks are sure to be a huge craft day hit! Here's how to make them!

Animal Masks

Ages: 3+

Time: 30 minutes

Supplies Needed:

  • Paper Plates - our pick
  • Paint - Our pick is for tempera paint is great for preschoolers (they could even finger paint them!)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Adhesive Foam Sheets
  • Feathers
  • Chenille Sticks - our pick
  • Toilet Paper Roll Tube
  • Paper Straws
  • Hot Glue Gun - for adult use ONLY!
  • Kid Friendly Glue
  • Kid Friendly Scissors

How to Make a Pig Face Mask

  1. Cut your paper plate. You will want the mask area to be a little larger than half.
  2. Draw two round eyes and carefully cut them out.
  3. To make the snout, cut the end of a paper towel or toilet paper tube.
  4. Using the discarded part of the paper plate, trace the paper towel snout and cut it out. This will fit on the top of your snout.
  5. On the discarded part of the paper plate, cut out two triangles for the pig’s ears.
  6. Using a hot glue gun, glue the paper towel tube to the paper plate.
  7. Glue the paper plate circle on top of the toilet paper tube.
  8. Glue the two ears to the top of the plate.
  9. Paint the mask pink. Allow it to dry.
  10. Hot glue a straw to the back of the mask to make a handle for your mask.

How to Make a Duck Face Mask

  1. Cut your paper plate. You will want the mask area to be a little larger than half.
  2. Draw two round eyes and carefully cut them out.
  3. Fold the discarded part of the paper plate in half. Cut out a triangle shape to make the beak.
  4. Trace the beak onto an orange foam sheet and cut out. Stick (or glue) onto your paper plate beak.
  5. Glue the beak onto the paper plate mask.
  6. Paint the mask yellow. Allow to dry.
  7. Glue a few feathers to the top of the mask.
  8. Glue a straw to the back of the mask to form a handle for your mask.

How to Make a Cat Face Mask

  1. Cut your paper plate. You will want the mask area to be a little larger than half.
  2. Draw two round eyes and carefully cut them out.
  3. Out of the discarded part of the paper plate, cut out two triangle ears. Glue them to the top of your mask.
  4. Paint your kitty mask. We picked gray! Allow the mask to dry.
  5. Cut out a small heart shaped nose out of a pink foam sheet. If you have the sticky kind, peel and stick it in place. Otherwise, glue it on the mask.
  6. Also out of the pink foam sheet, cut out two small triangles and stick (or glue) them to the center of the ears.
  7. Cut a pipe cleaner in half. Then, fold the pipe cleaner in half. This will be your whiskers. Glue into place to the left of the nose. Repeat on the right side.
  8. Glue a straw to the back of the mask to form a handle for your kitty mask.

What are some of your favorite farm animal crafts or books? Share them with us below!

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