How to Make Paper Plate Masks

Paper plate crafts are so much fun!

We’ve made paper plate roses and other paper plate crafts with kids.  But this time, we were inspired by imagination.  Since my three-year-old pretends to be a fairy or a superhero almost every day, we crafted these quick and easy paper plate masks to help look the part!

How to Make a Paper Plate Mask

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
  • Watercolors
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Pipe Cleaner or String

How to make a Paper Plate Mask

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

How to Make a Paper Plate Mask

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?

You might also enjoy these paper plate crafts to spark creativity in your house.




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Katie is a happy-at-home Mom who writes over at Happilyevermom. She has a feisty 4-year-old and an active 1-year-old. When she's not busy saving her cats from the kids and trying to figure out what's for dinner, she can be found crafting and playing the day away with her family. You can find her on her FB page, twitter @Happilyevermom, & Google +, too.