I made these Homemade Animal Masks for my son’s Jungle Safari birthday party. He loved the owl mask we did so I knew it would be a big hit! We made a lion, zebra, monkey, tiger, giraffe, white tiger, and cheetah mask.
- Paper plates
- Construction paper
- Popsicle craft sticks
The main circle part is a paper plate – just cut out the center. I glued construction paper onto the paper plate and then cut 2 holes for the eyes. I used a mask we already had as a template for the eyes. If you don’t have one on hand, you could try holding the plate up to their face and making marks with a pencil.
Next, I glued on the ears for all the animals, the mouth on the zebra, and the lion’s hair. The lion’s hair is just strips of orange construction paper.
How to make the faces for your mask:
I found it helpful to look at cartoon images and clipart for inspiration on drawing the details. Our’s are colored with marker, but they could also be painted on. It might also be fun to cut the stripes, noses, and spots from construction paper and glue them on to the plates.
Lastly, I attached a Popsicle craft stick to use as the handle.
What fun masks have you made from paper plates?