Upcycled Mardi Gras Mask Craft for Kids

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Make your own Mardi Gras mask with recycled materials! Help your child to learn more about the environment, while celebrating a holiday. This easy, artsy idea is perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners and older children.

Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need

  • Cardboard- Search your home for cardboard sources to upcycle. Use cereal boxes, cracker boxes, shoe boxes or any other similar source.
  • Old gift wrap- Gather together scraps or used older gift wrap sheets. These could include solid colors, patterns or holiday prints.
  • Recycled straws or chop sticks
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Clear-drying school glue
  • Masking tape

How-To Mask-Making Steps

  1. Draw a mask-shaped design onto the cardboard. Your child should size the drawing to fit their face. Avoid any sharp points or angles. These could poke your child in the eye when they wear the mask.
  2. Cut the mask shape out.
  3. Draw eye holes onto the mask. Help your child to cut these out too.
  4. Tear or cut the gift wrap into different shapes or smaller pieces.
  5. Collage the gift wrap pieces onto the cardboard mask with the glue.
  6. Let the glue dry.
  7. Tape one straw or chop stick to the side of the mask. Place the straw or stick on the back of the cardboard to hide the tape.


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