Masks have a long history in our culture -- in social and religious celebrations and in theater performances. For most kids, though, masks are just plain fun -- and they aren't just for Halloween. Masks add to the enjoyment of any game of make-believe.

The following articles offer instructions for making a variety of paper masks for kids. Some are meant to be worn for playtime, and some are works of art to be displayed. They all have one thing in common, though -- they're sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Papier-Mache Mask

Quick, Cool Masks

A paper plate, some feathers, a few sequins -- you can quickly make a really cool mask.

Funny-Face Mask

No one will recognize you behind your funny-face plate mask. What a wacky look! Learn how to get it here.

Mood-Reader Mask

Let people know how you're feeling without saying a word. A mood-reader mask says it all. Find out more about the mood-reader mask.

Get started making masks with a papier-mache work of art. Keep reading to find out how.

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