Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Mouse Mask
Valentine's Day Paper Masks and Fabric Masks
The Five Minute Muse’s Quick Crafts 4 Kidz
By Molly J. Anderson-Childers
Hey, kids! Welcome to the Creativity Portal Playground and my new article series just for kids. Each month, I’ll give you fun new ideas for art and creative writing projects. If you have questions, ideas, or suggestions you can always email me, The Five Minute Muse, at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you think.
Let’s get started! First, I have an easy mask-making project. More difficult projects designed for older kids will be included later in the article. Toddlers can do this with a parent; elementary-school aged children without supervision. To make a paper mask for your next costume party or celebration, you will need some supplies.
P.S. You can learn how to make a more intermediate plaster mask in this creative mask making project by Violette.
Ingredients for a Perfect Paper Mask
Paper Mask-Making Instructions
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, you may want to experiment with animal masks made using heart shapes. It’s easy to make your favorite bird or animal with heart-shaped faces, eyes, ears, and noses. To give you an example, I designed this Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Mouse Mask (pictured above) — perfect for a Valentine’s Day costume party!
Speaking of parties… For your next special occasion, birthday, or holiday, invite your friends to a mask-making masquerade. They can arrive in costume, then make a mask to wear during the party! Ask everyone to bring a special ingredient like fake fur, glitter, or stickers…you’re sure to have a ball!
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