Paper plate craftsÂ are so much fun!
We’ve madeÂ paper plateÂ roses and other paper plate crafts with kids. Â But this time, we were inspired by imagination. Â Since my three-year-old pretends to be a fairy or a superhero almost every day, weÂ crafted these quick and easy paper plate masks to help look the part!
I love paper plate craftsÂ for kids. Â I particularly love making masks with them. Â We’ve made masks out of thinner paper before, but they rip easily. Â 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
- Start by cutting out the shape. Â We tried a full mask, but my preschooler did not like the way that it felt, so we shortened it to a half mask.
- Cut two holes for eyes
- Let your child paint the mask with watercolors
- Once dried, have your child stamp the mask with a toilet paper roll and glue
- Sprinkle glitter on top
- Punch two holes on either side of the mask and thread pipe cleaners (or string) through the holes
- Connect the pipe cleaners to fit
There’s nothing better than seeing a child’s face light up over something that they have created. Â My superhero had “to fly” the second she put on her mask. Â Isn’t it amazing how a paper plate can spark creativity?
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