Do you ever have an idea but aren’t sure which supplies you need and then when you do try to come up with supplies it just gets complicated? With kids crafts a lot of the supplies can be used in a variety of ways. Also, many of the projects can be created in a variety of ways using different supplies. So today we made some fun masks using many different materials that I think every kid craft box should have on hand all the time….
Materials we used:
- Chenille stems
- Plastic stringing tubes/straws
(these are much thicker than standard drinking straws, great for crafting!)
- Pony beads
- Pom Poms
- Recycled cardboard (we used cereal boxes)
- Scissors – might require adult help depending on child’s age – cardboard can be tricky to cut.
We didn’t pull out the paint, markers, crayons or chalk, but you could if you’d like. We wanted to see if we could make some fun, colorful masks without coloring a single thing. What do you think?
This is a super easy project to make, here are the how-to details:
- Cut the cardboard in the size and shape you’d like.
- Carefully cut holes for eyes.
- Get out the glue and to go town! Glue on all your different pieces and parts however you like. You can make the curly cork screws from the chenille stems by wrapping them around a pencil. Let the entire thing dry over night and you’re good go to!
Note: If you’d like your mask to be bent or curved, do this before applying all the glue and decorations, otherwise the hard beads and plastic might pop up when trying to bend the cardboard.
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Jen Goode is the owner and “doodler in charge,” a Denver based art and design studio. She has been a creative professional since 1996, developing art for a variety of uses in an array of mediums from handmade crafts to Graphic design and illustration. Jen, a designer member of CHA, is a tech savvy, work-at-home mom of 3 who shares her creative inspirations with other moms through her site Projects for Preschoolers and as a featured contributor on various sites throughout the web. Jen’s motto is “Inspiring Smiles Every Day.”