This week we had need of a Super Hero mask at the last minute for one of my girls. It was school disco night with a ‘Super Hero’ theme and Miss R had grown out of her Super Girl costume. No problem! She decided to go as a “Princess Super Hero” instead, teaming a fairy dress with a borrowed Elsa cape and a pair of sparkly shoes – all it needed was a mask. Luckily I am well stocked in craft materials and was able to quickly knock out this template so I could make a matching sparkly pink one in time for the big event, and I also made a few extra shapes and optional decorations so that’s it’s easy to mix and match and make your own masks at home too. I’ve used craft foam for my masks because I had a large stack of it on hand but these templates could also be used with felt or card stock, whatever you prefer.
You Will Need
– Craft foam (or card stock or felt)
– This mask template
– Hat elastic
– Craft glue
– Scissors or cutting knife and mat
– optional bling
Print out your template and stick your preferred mask shape onto your craft foam with a small amount of double sided tape. Then cut out the shape with your scissors or cutting knife and mat. Do the same with the little decorations only using a different colour of foam.
Punch holes in the sides and tie the elastic through, and then glue on the decorations you have chosen. Add the bling if you are choosing to use it, I used little plastic jewel stickers on my daughter’s mask.
Too Easy, you’re done! Now wait for the glue to dry before playtime.
The belle of the ball (in my eyes anyway).
More DIY costume ideas
– Make a black cat costume from egg cartons
– Make an owl mask from cupcake liners
– Make a sparkly fairy wand
– Make fabulous paper crowns using scraps and off cuts
– Make a princess tiara from paper with this printable template
– Or make this easy tiara from foil and pipe cleaners
For lots more ideas try visiting my coolest costumes board on Pinterest