Monster Masks

Create some freaky creatures.

  • Target Age:  3-5 
  • Learning Goals:  art, creative thinking & problem solving, social & emotional development
  • Related Episode: The Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club


Help your kids make masks so they can pretend to be scary creatures.


  • art supplies
  • craft supplies (e.g., crepe paper, yarn, glitter, stickers)
  • glue
  • hole punch
  • mirror
  • paper (large sheet)
  • paper plates
  • scissors
  • string


Help your kids make masks so they can pretend to be scary creatures.

  1. Prep: Make basic blank masks for your children by cutting eyeholes out of paper plates. Punch a hole on either side of each mask, and tie a string across the back. 
  1. Discuss: Ask your children to name some scary imaginary creatures. Write the list on a large piece of paper.
  1. Create: Let your children decorate their masks with crepe paper streamers, feathers, markers, etc. When your children try on their masks, let them look at themselves in a mirror. Encourage kids to make up names for their monsters.

Take It Further

Talk About It
Talk about whether your children have nightmares or other bedtime worries. Discuss things they can do to help them feel less afraid.

With a Group
Play music for a Monster Parade. Encourage all the "monsters" to walk and talk in character.

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