Your kids may not be ready to attend the parades in NOLA just yet, but they can get into the spirit with fabulous, feathery, jeweled-up DIY Mardi Gras masks for kids.
So for those of us who’ll be eating our King Cake at home, it’s a good time to start procuring beads and baubles at the craft store ahead of next week’s Fat Tuesday festivities.
These four easy DIY masks for kids — many of which you can print for free, yay! — are fun for the whole family and will help you usher in Mardi Gras in style. Even if you are only parading around your living room at home.
Top: Free printable Mardi Gras mask | BirdsParty.com
This Free Printable Mardi Gras Mask Craft at Kids Activities Blog lets kids print, color, cut, and then go a little crazy with the glue stick. I think this mask will look awesome even if they don’t color inside the lines.
If you’re looking for a ready-made mask that just needs a little bedazzling, try this Free Printable Mardi Gras Mask at Everyday Dishes. Perfect for quick impromptu at-home or neighborhood parades.
I love the simplicity of this Free Printable Mardi Gras Mask at Bird’s Party (see the finished product at top), and the way it’s all decked out with cool accessories. Yes, please to more sequins, glitter, and swirly green straws on Mardi Gras (and everyday).
If the other masks seem a little tame for your wild child, try this awesome DIY Mardi Gras Mask at Alpha Mom. We discovered this gem a few years ago and it’s still a favorite today. Alpha Mom offers up a simple template and some serious inspiration to throw the whole craft supply box into the design. Because sometimes the magic is in the mess. And with a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, these most definitely have the wow-factor.