Sometimes the simple, old ideas are the best. I have tons of ideas/directions for fancy masks and Halloween projects, but today the old stand-by was the right choice.
Paper Bag Masks
I always make sure I get at least one load of groceries in paper bags each season. They have so many uses. Today I pulled a few to turn inside out and make available for turning into Halloween masks for the creative play party that suddenly occurred.
Of course, one didn’t want a mask, but wanted a butterfly costume. Paper bag still works just cut open flat and fold in half. Draw on wing outline to be colored in.
Trim excess bag off, staple outline adding a little newspaper stuffing. Wings set now so can be worn cut 2 lengths of yarn thread through 4 holes to make simple arm straps.
Then it’s time to cut out the eyes. Shoulder cut-outs let the mask sit well on the head.
Creative half hour with markers and crayons leads to a morning playing trick-or-treat with mask, costumes and Halloween music.