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mardi gras masks
Mardi Gras Masks

I was told by many, many people that if I made a Mardi Gras section, it had to have masks.  I'm glad they did!  This was Kaitlyn's favorite Mardi Gras project.  We made the masks a few days ago and she still carries hers around with her.  She was very creative -- adding sequins and feathers without coaching.

There are three different templates.  The basic one is shown in the photos, the butterfly one is great for girls and the eagle one is (according to daddy) very manly looking.

There is also a choice of small and large templates (we mistakenly made the large one for Kaitlyn -- it didn't seem to phase her).

As usual, all the template links are listed after the instructions.

Special thanks to Shenae for sending us her picture of the butterfly mask.

materials neededMaterials:


kaitlyn mask tasha mask

Kaitlyn (the one of the left who is so obviously in awe of her creation) is 3 years old.  You can see that the large mask is a tad too big for her. 

Tasha (the one on the right) is 6 years old.  The large mask fits her just fine.

Mommy (not shown) is... er, substantially older than 6 years old.  The large mask fit me fine too.

If you're not sure which you need, try printing out the B&W template (so you don't waste too much ink).  You can then quickly poke out the eye-holes and check the size on your child.


Basic Mask (large)      (color)    or   (B&W)

Butterfly Mask (large)  (color)   or   (B&W)

Eagle Mask (large)      (color)   or   (B&W)


Basic Mask (small)      (color)    or   (B&W)

Butterfly Mask (small)  (color)   or   (B&W)

Eagle Mask (small)      (color)   or   (B&W)


Print friendly version of these instructions.


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