Carnival Masks

Gather Your Materials

To get started with this project you will need:


  • Craft paper or cardboard
  • Mask templates: you can print ours at the end of this pack or draw your own
  • Pen and paper
  • Rubber band or string
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Get Making

Choose a mask template, print out and then cut out.

Please note templates 1 and 2 are for smaller children.

Choose a colour from your craft paper.

Draw the template on the paper and cut out, so you have a colourful mask.

If you don’t have coloured craft paper you can draw the template on cardboard then paint the mask in your favourite colour.

Make Your Holes

Next, you need to make two holes in each mask, one on the left and one on the right so that the rubber band / string can be attached.

Draw a small circle on the left and right of your mask – not too close to the outside.

Take a skewer or scissors and carefully push through the circles.

The holes need to be big enough that the rubber band or string can fit through.

Attach the Elastic or String

If you are using a rubber band, cut the band in half so it’s a rubber string

Feed one end of the string through the first hole, and tie a knot around the mask:

Now put the mask on your face, and pull the string around your head to test how tight it should be.

Tie the other end of the string to the other hole in the mask

If you are using string and your string has no give (stretch) in it, you can use two pieces of string and tie them at the back:

Cut 2 strings to 40cm length each.

Feed one string through one of the holes in the mask and tie a knot.

Repeat with the second string through the second hole.


You can decorate your mask in any way you like! But if you want to make one like ours you can follow this guide:

Draw some different sized spikes on the craft paper and cut out. Or maybe you have some feathers you want to use?

Add some glue to the bottom front of your spike and attach to the back of your mask. And repeat:

Finishing Touches

You could cover the holes with some spikes.

And how about some sparkle?

There are so many ways to decorate your mask/s: Painting, drawing, adding confetti…

The possibilities are endless and we can’t wait to see your mask!! 

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