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Mardi Gras Crafts


Party Plate Masks
Mardi Gras masks are easy to make -- so make a few.
Mardi Gras masks are easy to make -- so make a few.

On Mardi Gras, hide your true identity behind these glittery party plate half-masks. This Mardi Gras craft is also easy for kids to make and is a way for them to show off their creativity.

What You'll Need:

Paper

Pencil

Shiny or colored plastic-coated paper party plates

Scissors

Glitter glue

Shiny stickers

Hole punch

Curling ribbon

Beads

Elastic thread

Needle

Wooden dowel

Paint

Paintbrushes

Use our pattern as a starting point for making your own mask. Draw your pattern, and lay it on the paper plate. Trace around the pattern, and cut it out.

Carefully cut out the eye holes. Use glitter glue to draw lines around the eye holes. Let glue dry.

Paste shiny stickers onto your mask.

Punch holes at the bottom corners of your mask, and thread strands of curling ribbon through the holes. String beads on the ends of the ribbons.

If you want to wear your mask, poke small holes on either side of the mask and thread a loop of elastic string long enough to stretch around your head.

If you'd like to hold the mask in front of your face, paint a wooden dowel. Glue it to the bottom corner of the mask.

Make lots of different masks, and switch identities all through Mardi Gras. Keep everyone guessing who you are.

Mardi Gras is a great holiday for making noise and celebrating, and noisemakers are the perfect way to join in the fun. Continue to the next page to learn how to create your own Mardi Gras clink-clank noisemaker in just a few simple steps.

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