Mardi Gras Crafts for Kids {Make a Mask}

Mardi Gras crafts for kids may be something you are seeking now that Mardi Gras is coming up!

Kids will have a ball getting creative as they make a mask for the big party day.  Of course, every day is a party day here at Kids Activities Blog!

Kids can make a mask for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Crafts for Kids

When I think of Mardi Gras I think of fun parades, shiny beads, delicious food and elaborate costumes and masks.  Of course, everything you see is in the traditional Mardi Gras color scheme – purple, green, and gold.

Although we may not have parades as big as those in New Orleans, my kids still like to go to a small local parade to catch a few beads and have some fun.   This year we made our own masks to help us get in the spirit.

Mardi Gras Kids Craft Supplies:

  • plain masks
  • acrylic paints
  • feathers
  • fake jewels and beads
  • glitter glue
  • any other decorations you want to add!

mardi gras supplies to make a mask for kids


Make a Mask

I put the paints out first and let my two kids put a base of color on the plain white masks.

We had to let them dry and apply a second coat to cover all of the white.

Make a mask for Mardi Gras with this fun kids activity

Easy Mask

Once the paint was dry, the really fun part began!

They used a lot of colored glitter glue and jewels to add sparkle and dimension to the masks.

I remember using regular glue and sprinkling glitter on my mask when I made these as a child.  I don’t think we had pre-mixed  “glitter glue” back then!  However, we all know that sprinkled glitter is messy and mom will find glitter all over the house for the next 3 weeks.  So seriously, “glitter glue” is the only way to go.

Kids get creative when they make this mardi gras mask

Masks to Make

I can’t believe how much fun these two had making their masks together.  They kept adding more bling, feathers, and then a little more bling, just because.  But that’s the fun of it!

Happy Mardi Gras!

make a mask

More Kids Activities

Mardi Gras is just one of many celebrations your children can enjoy throughout the year.  They can make a mask for others holidays – add some bunny ears for a simple Easter mask or turkey feathers for a Thanksgiving mask.  For more kids activities including masks and party ideas, you might want to take a look at these:

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About Kim

Kim is a homeschooling mom of two children. When she isn't on a nature hike with her kids, she can be found scrapbooking about their adventures and possibly sneaking a bite of chocolate. She writes about motherhood and family fun at Savor the Days.