Quick & Easy Animal Masks

We are excited to introduce you to another new Creative Team Member today. Meet Natalie.... she blogs over at The Creative Mom and we couldn't be happier to have her. Be sure to stop by her blog where she enjoys sharing recipes, decorating ideas and crafts!!


Hi, I'm Natalie, from TheCreativeMom.com.

I am thrilled to be part of Eighteen25's creative team. I just love the Eighteen25 girls, and I am so excited to be here today to show you how I made these quick and easy animal masks.


Halloween is right around the corner, and it never fails that my kids want to dress up EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. for the few weeks before the BIG day! I'm a big fan of letting them dress up and use their imaginations, but I am not a fan of ruined costumes when Halloween comes around because they've worn them so much before Halloween. So I came up with these cute little masks so they can dress up anytime they want without ruining their costumes.

These would also be perfect if you need a simple, last minute costume. They literally take about 10 minutes to make, and they are so simple, your kids could even help make them!

I've seen similar masks sewn out of felt, but my version is even more simplified, they are sturdy, and you aren't going to need to sew a single stitch!

You are going to need:

Foam sheets- mine came from Walmart for around $5

Thin Elastic- also from Walmart, about $1

Hot Glue


Mask Templates (download mine here)

 Start by downloading my mask templates {here}. 

Cut out the paper template and trace it onto your foam sheet with a pen. Then cut out your foam mask.

 You should probably do this with the paper template before you cut the foam, but make sure your mask fits your child's face. I made them for my 3 and 6 year old, and they worked great. But you might have to adjust the eye holes to fit your child.

 The template also includes all of the embellishment pieces you'll need, or you can create your own embellishments. Cut them out and hot glue them onto your mask. 

 Then, using a pen, poke a hole in each side of the mask, but stay about half an inch away from the edge so it won't rip through the edge.

Thread your elastic through the hole and tie it. You'll need to measure the elastic on your child's head before you cut it. I cut my elastic about 10 to 12 inches for my children.

 Try it on, and make sure you've got a good fit.

 And you're done!

If your animal needs some freckles (like my bear, dog, and lion), or you want to add spots or stripes, use a regular black sharpie. 

These were seriously so addicting to make! I loved doing them with my kids. And they are quick and easy (and cheap) to make.

 My kids were THRILLED each time we'd finish up an animal mask. They've provided hours and hours of fun already.

Our favorites are the owl...

 and the lion.

Thank you, Jamie, Jodie, and Jennifer for having me!


Visit Natalie on her Blog : Facebook : Pinterest : Instagram : Twitter
and check out these great posts of hers...

4x4 Pumpkins  //  3 ingredient Pumpkin Pie Cake  //  Free Halloween Printable


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