What You'll Need:
At the Party:
- 1 paper plate per guest
- 1 paper towel tube per guest
- Construction paper
- Markers, paints and/or crayons
Use scissors to cut eyeholes in a paper plate. Staple one end of a paper towel tube to the bottom of the paper plate. Supply a variety of construction paper so the children can cut out the necessary items for their chosen masks-red fangs for a vampire, green stem for a pumpkin, black hat for a which, for example, as well as mouths and noses. Let the children glue the decorations onto their masks. When completed, the children can hold the masks up to their faces using the cardboard tubes as handles.
For an alternative, use rubber bands instead of paper towel tubes. Cut each rubber band so it's one long strand. Use a stapler to fasten the ends of each rubber band to the outer edges of each mask. When completed, the children can put the masks on, using the rubber bands to hold the masks in place around their heads.