How to Make a Frog Mask
Turn playtime into a "hoppy" one with a funny frog mask, complete with a freshly caught pom-pom fly!
Kids will love peeking through the bulging eyes made from layers of white and green baking cups. Attach the finished mask to a wooden stick for easy play. This fun craft for kids is perfect for birthday parties. Let each kid design their own mask to take home with them.
What You'll Need:
- Cardstock: green
- Regular-size baking cups: assorted green, red
- Adhesive mounting squares
- Mini baking cups: five green, two white
- Black marker
- Pom-pom: black
- Scrap of white paper
- Wood crafts stick
Step 1: Make the Base
Make a base for the mask by drawing two slightly overlapping 3"-diameter circles onto green cardstock; cut out the shape without cutting through the intersecting lines.
Tip: Use a jelly jar or similar size jar to trace the circles. Fold two matching regular-size green baking cups in half. Attach the folded cups to the bottom half of each mask circle using adhesive squares.
Step 2: Form Face
Flatten a mini green baking cup, and fold it in half for the nose. Mark two black dots for nostrils on the center, unpleated portion of the baking cup. Cut a regular-size green baking cup in half, then fold one piece in half to make the mouth. To make a tongue, cut two 3/4 x 2" strips from a red baking cup. Adhere the pieces together with right sides facing out. Round one end, and glue a black pom-pom to the end. Cut a small heart from white paper, and glue it to the pom-pom to make a fly. Adhere the nose, tongue, and mouth together with an adhesive squares as shown. Attach the pieces to the center of the mask using adhesive squares.
Step 3: Add Eyes
Fold four regular-size green baking cups in half. Attach the pieces to the mask as shown using adhesive squares.
Step 4: Add Details
Place a mini white baking cup inside a standard green baking cup. Cut a circle through the layers in the center. Use a marker to outline the hole with a thick black line. Join the pieces using adhesive squares to make an eye. Repeat to make a second eye.
Step 5: Finish Mask
Attach the eyes to the top of the mask using adhesive squares. Trim the mask base to prevent it from blocking the eyeholes. Attach a crafts stick to the back of the side of the mask base for a handle.