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How to Make a Mask using Paper Plates
Find out how to create a fun mask using a paper plate and a few other supplies. Younger kids will enjoy this project as well as older kids, and an adults help may be needed for the cutting.
- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
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Gathering The Supplies to Make a Paper Plate Mask Craft
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:
- Paper Plate
- Pen or Pencil
- Craft Glue
- Large Sheet of Colorful Paper - (not pictured)
- Cellophane Tape - (not pictured)
- Miscellaneous Craft Supplies to Decorate - (not pictured)
- Paint Brush
Now you can start...
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Paint Your Plate
Start out by painting a little more than half of the back side of your paper plate. You will only use half of the paper plate for your mask. I suggest you paint it before you cut it simply to give you something to hold onto while you paint. This is especially helpful for younger kids.
If you want to use one paper plate to make two masks, paint the entire plate. If you want to use two different colors, cut your paper plate in half before you paint them.
Let the paint dry.
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Cut Your Paper Plate
Once the paint is dry, cut the paper plate in half. You can cut a triangle opening for your nose. Hold the paper plate up to your face and mark where you want to cut eye holes, then cut them out.
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Decorate Your Paper Plate Mask
Use whatever craft supplies you have on hand to embellish your mask. You can use sequins, rhinestones, feathers, craft foam, chenille stems, buttons, etc. You do not want your mask to be too heavy, though. Once you have your mask decorated, set it aside to dry.
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Make the Handle Mask
To make a longer handle for your mask, use a large piece of paper. Start in one corner and roll it tightly, on the diagonal.
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Finish the Handle
Once you have rolled the entire piece of paper, tape the end down to hold it into a tight tube. This makes a perfect size handle for your mask.
If you prefer, you can use a craft stick or short dowel as a handle also.
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Finishing Your Paper Plate Mask
Use tape to attach one end of the handle to the back of your mask as shown in the picture. Use the handle to hold the mask up to cover your face!
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