Making Christmas masks – reindeer

A close up on the reindeer mask over a faceAs I posted last Friday, I recently made some foam Christmas masks with my daughter – one of Santa’s face and one of a reindeer face.

Neither took particularly long and did not require a lot of my input, but to keep the blog post a reasonable length I separated out the reindeer mask for today.

Whilst my daughter and I made these masks, it is my husband modelling the reindeer mask in the photo here, much to my daughter’s delight 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like the Santa mask, the kit was complete and consisted of a piece of elastic and foam shapes.

Foam pieces from teh reindeer Christmas mask set

It was easy to make – some fine motor skills are needed to align the pieces correctly but otherwise it is not too challenging. And my daughter loved putting on the pink ear pieces!

COllage of images of a child making a foam reindeer mask

My daughter was intrigued when she found that the antlers were a little different to the other pieces of foam – instead of peeling off the back of the foam, the antlers just had small bits of adhesive attached. Obviously, this is so that you don’t end up with a large sticky surface above the mask!

Image fo reindeer antlers with adhesive and then being atatched to the mask

Again, this was a simple, fun activity to do and my six year old did most of it herself. My input was mostly some attention and tying the knots (like for Santa, I poked the elastic through from the front and tied it at the back of the mask).Back cover of the package the foam Christmas mask set was in

Now we just have to keep the masks in a nice condition so they can be word at a Christmas event or two later in the year! Are masks part of your usual Christmas celebrations and traditions?

 

 

 

* I purchased this set and receive no rewards (money or otherwise) for reviewing this kit – I have no contractual or business arrangements with Kmart.

22 Responses to Making Christmas masks – reindeer

  • HappyKoi says:

    Those turned out really nice! We didn’t have kits like this when I was growing up, but we did make Santa masks with paper plates, polyfill, cotton balls, and construction paper when I was a kid. Those masks that you made look pretty sturdy and should hold up well through the years.

  • larryl332 says:

    I happen to work with kids, and I am always looking for more and more craft ideas to do with them, and I have to say that this one looks perfect. The holidays are coming up pretty quick too, so I will definitely bookmark this and keep this in mind. I am sure the kids will love it.

  • fcuco says:

    This could be a great activity to do with my older kids but I would actually prefer to build the masks from scratch, perhaps by buying a few sheets of colored foam, for the elastic part I believe that we could use a simple rubber band, we could buy one of the kits and use it as a template and maybe mix and match colors around so they use their imagination, a blue reindeer with yellow antlers? Yeah, why not! 😎

    This was very inspiring, thanks for sharing.

    • Hi fcuco, absolutely use this mask kit as inspiration 🙂 And I do like giving kids the opportunity to be creative so they choose their own colours and even their own designs.

      You can buy elastic (like in mask kits) from any haberdashery type shop if you don’t have rubber bands big enough.

      Have fun with the masks, and I’d love to see the finished masks when your children make them.

  • oportosanto says:

    This is exactly the kind of activities that make kids crazy. I have two kids (they are 6 and 9 years old) and they would love to do this as they love to work with me or their mother in any sort of manual work.

    Great final result with those masks, I hope mine will look as great as yours! 🙂

    • My kid love doing things like that with a parent, too, oportosanto 🙂 I hoe you all have some fun making and wearing some Christmas masks!

      • oportosanto says:

        Thank you! The fact is that when I am at work I don’t have time to play or do things with them and weekends are always busy, but it’s really important to take some time and make a reindeer mask with them, it’s something they will never forget.

  • JoAnn says:

    Thank you for sharing your idea, i’m going to try this with my daughter

  • clair02 says:

    These really do look good. I’m quite eager for the holidays to get here, as I can’t wait to get started making these with my family. It’s going to be such fun. Thanks for sharing this great article.

  • oportosanto says:

    That’s an early start indeed considering we are just in October, at the same time I wish we could maintain our Christmas spirit all year long as people seem to be kinder in that time.

    • Yes, the spirit of people caring about each other would be great all year round, even if we didn’t keep the tinsel and external parts of Christmas throughout the year.

      But I know I will never have time to do a lot of Christmas crafts in December so I space them out a bit more – it works for us 🙂

  • oportosanto says:

    Yep, that’s a good idea, we can space out things to whenever we have time. I have a friend who starts buying Christmas gifts in October, but I cannot do that because I live in a tiny flat… 🙂

    • I used to start Christmas shopping in January, oprtosanto! I made use of the after-Christmas sales to spread my Christmas budget further – and it meant the finances were spread out rather than cramped into December.

      Do you have a top shelf somewhere for storage of gifts, maybe? Or a box under your bed?
      Santa’s Letter Elf recently posted…Creating Santa in wood

  • eduguy says:

    The reindeer mask actually looks really good! Great job! Thanks for sharing the instructions as well. 😀

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