Purim Mask Craft for Children

holiday mask

Your kids can prepare for a Purim carnival or other similar holiday celebration with a creative mask craft! This easy art project helps your child to use their imagination, build fine motor skills and so much more. Adapt the activity for children of different ages, giving your child more or less help depending on their developmental level.

Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need

  • Cardboard- Reuse the side or front of a box instead of buying new board. Not only does this save you money, it also helps to save the planet!
  • Clear-drying school glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Craft felt
  • Masking tape
  • A straw

How-To Art-Making Steps

  1. Draw an oval or similar mask shape onto the cardboard. The mask will only cover your child’s eye area. This means you won’t need to help them draw a full-face oval/shape.
  2. Cut the shape out.
  3. Draw eye spaces onto the mask.
  4. Cut the eye spaces out. Younger children will need help with this step.
  5. Cut the craft felt to fit the entire front of the mask or use a few different colors/shapes.
  6. Glue the craft felt onto the front of the mask. Your child can cut out additional shapes in other colors to add on top. Optional: add craft feathers or sequins.
  7. Wait for the glue to dry completely.
  8. Tape the straw to one edge of the back of the mask. Make sure enough of the straw sticks out below the mask to use as a handle.



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