Crafts & activities

Make a skeleton mask for Halloween

It's that time of the year again when your little one wants to get spooky! And never has it been easier than with this paper plate skeleton mask. Follow this step-by-step guide from Quick Crafts for Parents Who Think They Hate Craft.

Emma Scott-Child
Make a skeleton mask for Halloween
© Emma Scott-Child

You will need:

- A paper plate

- Masking tape – to trace around and to use

- A small circular object to trace around – like a small roll of tape or a bottle top

- String or wool

- Scissors

- Pen or pencil

How to make:

Make a skeleton mask for Halloween
© Emma Scott-Child

1. First imagine the plate is a clock and mark lines that are about 4cm long at 9, 11, 12, 1 and 3 o’clock.

Make a skeleton mask for Halloween
© Emma Scott-Child

2. Use the 9 and 3 o’clock markings as a guide and trace around the roll of masking tape to create two circles.

Make a skeleton mask for Halloween
© Emma Scott-Child

3. Trace around the bottle top to draw eyes.

Make a skeleton mask for Halloween
© Emma Scott-Child

4. Draw two straight lines from the masking tape circles, down to the curved ridge on the plate. These will form the sides of the mouth.

Make a skeleton mask for Halloween
© Emma Scott-Child

5. Cut the bottom section of the plate as shown, to make the face shape.

Make a skeleton mask for Halloween
© Emma Scott-Child

6. Cut a heart shape for the nose.

Make a skeleton mask for Halloween
© Emma Scott-Child

7. Add some small cuts for the teeth. Cut down the three lines on the top of the plate (at 11, 12 and 1 o’clock).

Make a skeleton mask for Halloween
© Emma Scott-Child

8. Overlap these sections to create a 3D forehead for the mask. Fasten them with pieces of masking tape.

Make a skeleton mask for Halloween
© Emma Scott-Child

9. Tape some wool or string to the sides so you can wear it as a mask.

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