Masks to Thrill

Let your imagination run free when decorating these glitzy masks.
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Masks to Thrill

Here's some great fun for your Halloween party. Stock up on simple craft supplies and unadorned masks, then let the kids go wild decorating them. We've designed five idea starters shown on these pages.

Lucky Black Cat Mask What You Need:

  • Purchased black mask
  • Red satin ribbon
  • Black felt
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Crafts glue
  • Sequins
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1/4-inch dowel, 18 inches long (optional)


1. Download the free pattern pieces for this project. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.) Print the pattern pieces, cut them out, and use them to cut the ears and black eyelashes from the black felt. Make the red eyelashes by cutting V-shape notches in short pieces of the ribbon.


2. To make the black eyelashes, make 10 parallel cuts by snipping most of the way through the black felt eye pieces.

3. To curve the ears, cut a V-shaped notch in the base of the ear piece, then overlap the edges of the notch slightly, and glue. Glue the finished ears in place. Glue the red lashes to the mask, then glue the black lashes over the ribbons.

4. Glue six pipe cleaners to the front of the mask for whiskers.

5. Glue sequins to the face of the mask.

6. Masks usually come with an elastic headband. If you prefer a handle, remove this band and have an adult or older child use the hot-glue gun to attach the dowel to the back of the mask. Attach the dowel to the right side of the mask for a right-handed child, to the left side for a left-handed youngster.

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