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How to Make a Santa mask using a Paper Plate


Learn how to decorate a paper plate to look like Santa Claus. If you prefer, instead of making a mask, you can just make this and hang it on the wall or use it to decorate the top of a special gift.

  • Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper Plates
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Paper
  • Cotton Balls
  • Yarn
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Hold the paper plate up to your face and have someone make dots where your eyes are. Cut out small holes around the dots so you can see out of your mask. Draw a face in the center on the back side of the paper plate.

Cut a Santa hat out of red and white paper. You can use this coloring book page as a pattern if you like. Glue the hat onto the top edge of the paper plate, just above the eyes.

For Santa's hair, beard, and mustache, glue cotton balls around the edge of your paper plate. Let the glue dry completely.

Use a scissors or hole punch and make 2 small holes on the edge of your paper plate mask where your ears will be. Cut 2 pieces of yarn about 2 feet long. Slip one end of a piece of yarn through the hole you punched and tie it into a knot. Repeat with the other piece of yarn. Use the yarn to tie the mask onto your face. You can also use a craft stick taped at the side of the mask for a mask handle.

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