Making Christmas masks

I recently had a short time with my daughter when we had nothing planned so we pulled out a Christmas craft set and enjoyed making some masks.

A packet for making two Christmas masks

The Christmas mask set (from Kmart although the packaging doesn’t show it)

The kit was complete  – most of the decorations were foam stickers so no glue was required and allowed us to make both masks quite quickly.

COntents of the Christmas mask set

We decided to make the Santa mask first – and I’ll do a separate blog post for the reindeer mask.

They are very simple to make – start with the biggest pieces, peel off the backing paper, align it on the mask and stick it down. Depending on the child’s fine motor skills, the aligning part may be challenging and need some assistance – while things not being perfect is fine for kids’ craft, any sticky bits that are not attached will remain sticky and be a magnet for dust and fluff!

Child's hands peeling the bakcing of Santa's hat to make a mask

Child sticking a beard otno a foam santa mask

Adding Santa’s beard took precision to get it straight

The pom pom on Santa’s hat is the hardest part – there are many little bits of foam to remove and then aligning all the lines takes some skill. I would expect adult help is needed with this for most kids under 10.

images of the pompom on Santa's hat

The pompom on Santa’s hat requires fine motor skills to create

Then tie on the elastic and you have a mask to wear straight away – no need to wait for glue to dry! Note to add the elastic, poke it through the holes from the front and tie it behind the beard so when it is word, you can’t see the knots and there is less force on the edges of the holes.

Foam Santa mask over a girl's face

ta da! My daughter proudly wearing her Santa mask

Once the mask is finished, there is a reasonable bit of foam left over – certainly enough to keep my daughter happy with additional stickers to make something else with!

Completeed Santa mask with the left over foam pieces

Do you like our fun Santa mask?

It’s a quick and easy kit to have in the cupboard to pull out when you need some brief entertainment – or if you need a quick costume for a Christmas party!

If you can’t find the kit to buy, you could just buy a sheet of foam to cut out the face and then some adhesive foam to cut out the beard, hat, etc – but you may want to find a pattern for that if your drawing skills are anything like mine!

 

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

10 Responses to Making Christmas masks

  • clair02 says:

    These masks will make for a really fun activity for me and my little girl this Christmas. Thanks for sharing this informative article. I can’t wait to be able to make these masks and share the fun with my daughter.

  • JoAnn says:

    I hope you and your daughter enjoy making these, and thanks for the idea i am going to try it with mine. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • We had lots of fun making them, thanks JoAnn ๐Ÿ™‚ And they’ve come out a few times since for playing with, too.

      I hope you and your daughter get as much pleasure from them as we did ๐Ÿ™‚

  • oportosanto says:

    Another mask, but the same Christmas spirit. Sure, I can see the masks are not professional, but they are a lot of fun to make in the right company. I think the process of making them can be more entertaining than wearing them.

  • oportosanto says:

    I love the model you have on the picture, your daughter, I can see the commitment in her eyes to the task. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • eduguy says:

    Another really cool mask. I saw the reindeer one and both of these look great. I’m not sure if I just missed it, but it doesn’t say where you can purchase these masks? Or did you make them yourself?

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