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.
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.
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.
Fold four regular-size green baking cups in half. Attach the pieces to the mask as shown using adhesive squares.
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.