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!

paper plate masks

How to Make Paper Plate Masks

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 masks

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.

paper plate masks

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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Did your kids enjoy this fun craft? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear! 


  1. what a sweetie! awesome mask, will try this with the grandbabies. I am sure they will love it 🙂

  2. Great idea! I have used paper plates to make tons of crafts, but I don’t think I have ever made a mask with them. My kids will LOVE doing this!

  3. I wanted to tell you we tried something like this once, but ours were no where near as cute as the masks you made!

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  4. Jessica Marlene says:

    Oh my gosh, so cute, I am totes gonna do this with my friends.

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