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Oh, Paper Bag Masks – Simple and Fun!

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.DSC05645  DSC05648DSC05653

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. DSC05647DSC05649

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.DSC05651DSC05652

Then it’s time to cut out the eyes. Shoulder cut-outs let the mask sit well on the head.

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Creative half hour with markers and crayons leads to a morning playing trick-or-treat with mask, costumes and Halloween music.

Author: countryfun

35+ yrs in the classroom ~ love teaching ~ PLAY! ~ technology in ECE ~ sharing books ~ STEAM starts in ECE ~ outdoors ~ being CREATIVE!!

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