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How to Use Free, Printable Masks for More than Halloween

The free printable face masks could be used for parties with themes. For example, if you are planning a birthday party, you could use these masks to help with the theme. There are also dinner parties for those who like to have an adult party any time during the year.

If you are having a dinner party with a theme, you could use any of the ones that are finished as a name plate at the dinner table. If you are looking for an activity to keep your guests entertained, you could print out the ones to be colored and have them fill in the colors with crayons, markers or glitter paint. They could also decorate their masks with feathers, ribbons or other items.

Another way to use them is during a class lesson. For example, if you are teaching about Greek mythology in a literature class, these masks can be used during this time. Each of the groups of masks can be printed and given out randomly to your students. Give them one that is fully colored and the other for them to color. Once they have the project done, they can show the one that has been filled in already and their version. The students can explain why they chose their colors.

For those of you who have younger children, the masks could be used for dressing up and creating their own characters. The kids could color the other masks as an activity. Can the masks be made from other materials besides paper?

Yes, other materials can be used to make the masks more durable. Examples of materials to be used are fabrics or craft foam sheets.

To make the masks using fabrics stiffer, they will need to be starched or have a fusible backing that can be sewn or iron on to the back of the mask.

When deciding how to keep the mask in place on the face, the smallest elastic to be bought can be used, crochet thread, yard or other thin items that can be tied can be used for this.

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Donna_Thacker wrote on October 20, 2014, 8:46 AM

Hi Karen! I never thought of doing all of that stuff with printable masks. My grandkids would love this idea and I can teach them something while they "think" they are!

Feisty56 wrote on October 20, 2014, 10:48 AM

I'm passing this idea along to my daughter who is a substitute teacher. I'm sure she can find some way to make use of these creatively. Thanks for presenting the idea. (If you'd edit to include a photo or image, this would be a great post for sharing on Pinterest.)

Karenb wrote on October 20, 2014, 1:07 PM

I did stick it on Pinterest, but i don't like the of whatever it was that popped up so, I will find one and get it on here and get it over there right and proper.

Karenb wrote on October 20, 2014, 1:08 PM

Thanks to my daughter and her theatre college classes, this is what gave me the idea. Crazy where our ideas come from some times, eh?

Feisty56 wrote on October 20, 2014, 1:13 PM

Thanks - I'll be back to share it to Pinterest, too, when you have the image here.