I get so excited for Halloween every year. When my kids were younger, we would always make their own Halloween costumes and it was such a fun time for everyone. Lately, I’ve been thinking of ways to make your own masks; not so much just for kids but for us adults, too. I mean, many offices have Halloween parties and you need a great mask to wear, right. So, I looked and found these 20 amazing DIY Halloween masks and there are masks in here for kids and adults alike.
Whether you are planning to go all out with your costume this year or you just want something simple, there is definitely a DIY Halloween mask in here for you. From bunnies and foxes to beautiful masquerade masks and even a few whimsical ideas like grumpy cat and a cute little mustache. You’re sure to find the perfect mask to go along with your DIY Halloween costume, or just to wear on its own if you don’t really want to dress up. Your kids are going to love helping you make their own masks, too.
These are seriously some of the easiest and most adorable DIY Halloween masks I have ever seen. No matter what you are planning to be for the holiday, you are sure to find a great mask that you can whip up in no time. And, if you’re running late on making your costume, or you forgot to buy one, I’ve got a great list of last minute DIY Halloween costumes that will only take you a few minutes to throw together. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a look at the many Halloween masks that you can make for yourself and your entire family. From elegant to spooky, there’s a mask for everyone!
1. Cute DIY Bird Mask
This little bird mask is so adorable and so easy to make. You use crepe paper and acrylic paints to create it and you can do it in any bird style that you want. It’s perfect for masquerade parties for adults or you can scale it down pretty easily to make a mask for your kids if they want to go as Big Bird or any feathered character.
2. Easy DIY Black And Gold Mask
If you don’t really have a costume in mind or you just need something easy to go with just about any Halloween costume you have planned, this DIY black and gold mask is perfect. You’ll need felt, glitter, and ribbon to make it, along with regular craft supplies like scissors and glue. This one won’t take long to create and you could do it in different colors if you want.
3. Black Cat Mask
Ribbon, crepe paper and twill tape are used to create this adorable black cat mask. It’s perfect for those slinky cat costumes or you can scale it down for kids. Crepe paper is perfect for creating those cat like features and you can use black eye shadow to create a shadowy effect for your eyes underneath the mask…you know, to really make it look authentic.
4. Call Of Duty Ghost Mask
If you have a Call Of Duty fan in the house (kids or adults) then this is the perfect mask to complement your Call Of Duty costume. This skull mask is a bit creepy but really looks like a character from the favorite video game. And, it’s really simple to make. You just use a sleeve from a long sleeved black t-shirt for the mask and then paint the skull on with white acrylic paint.
If you want something a bit out of the ordinary, these Carnavale masks are perfect. They’re super simple to make and so colorful…kids are going to love them. You can make these from recycled cardboard, which is great in itself. And, you can bet that no one else in the neighborhood is going to have a mask quite like this one.
6. Creatures Of The Night Printable Masks
If you want something really simple, just print off these creatures of the night masks. Print them right from your computer onto heavy paper, like heavy weight stock paper, and then just cut them out. Add a ribbon or some elastic to hold them in place and you’re all done. Kids will love being able to help with these and picking out their own creatures of the night mask to print out.
7. DIY Feathered Masquerade Mask
Here’s a beautiful masquerade mask that is perfect for any Halloween party you are planning to attend. The feathers really make this one gorgeous and it’s pretty easy to put together. You can find these feathers at any craft store and you should be able to find a mask there, too. Or, use a cheap mask from the Dollar Store and then paint it and add your feathers.
8. Cute DIY Kid’s Frog Mask
This little frog mask can be made from a paper plate and it is so adorable. There’s even a little tongue with a fly attached! How cute is that? You’ll need to print off the template, or draw it yourself. Then just cut it out of a paper plate, paint and you’ve got the most adorable little frog on the block.
9. Crocheted Masquerade Mask
Get out those crochet hooks and get started on this gorgeous crocheted masquerade mask. This one is a bit complicated, especially if you are new to crocheting. But, it’s totally doable and you end up with the most gorgeous mask at your Halloween party. Even if you’re new to crocheting, you can turn this one out in a weekend, so get started now and it will be ready by the holiday.
10. Grumpy Cat Mask
You’ve surely seen…and fell in love with Grumpy Cat. This is a great opportunity to make your own Grumpy Cat Halloween mask. This one is so cute and pretty easy to make. You need felt and a few crafting supplies like scissors and glue to make this one. You don’t even need a costume with this. Just put on the mask and you’re the world’s favorite cat instantly!
11. Hot Glue Ice Queen Mask
If your little ones are obsessed with Frozen, this is the mask for you. It’s an ice queen mask that you make using hot glue. This would also be a great mask if you’re planning a family themed Narnia costume. Hot glue and rhinestones really look like ice when you form them around an ordinary mask. This is such an easy craft and gives you such a beautiful finished product.
12. Cute Lace Bunny Mask
To make this adorable lace bunny mask you only need a few supplies. Pick up a cheap plastic headband and some lace – in whatever color you want and then just mold the mask using wire to hold the ears in place. You can add embellishments to this one as well if you want but it’s perfectly lovely on its own.
13. DIY Paper Lion Mask
Here’s another wonderful DIY Halloween mask that you can make from a cheap paper plate. This little lion mask is perfect for little ones and it only takes a few minutes to put together. A dowel on the side makes it easy for your little one to hold the mask in place or take it off whenever they want.
14. Adorable DIY Mustache Mask
While this mask doesn’t really hide the face completely, it is certainly an adorable Halloween mask. It’s a mustache and kids are going to adore wearing it. They can even hold it in place with a dowel rod and take it off when they need to eat. You can cut the mustache (in any style that you want) out of suede or felt and even add faux feathers to make it look more hairy.
15. Easy DIY Pearl Mask
If you need something elegant, this pearl mask is a must. It’s super easy to make and it looks so beautiful when it’s finished. Just take an ordinary mask – which you can get most places for around a dollar – and then add pearls using hot glue. Strands of pearls are a dollar each at the Dollar Store and come in multiple colors. You can glue them on strands at a time to save time, too.
16. Upcycled Milk Jug Mask
Take those old milk jugs and turn them into amazing masks for the kids for Halloween. These upcycled milk jug masks are the cutest things I’ve seen and they are really easy to make. You will need to cut out the front of the milk jug and then just use acrylic paint to create the monster or other character that you want. Don’t forget to cut out eye holes and a place for the mouth.
17. Gorgeous DIY Sugar Skull Mask
Sugar skulls are really popular this Halloween but the costumes can be a bit expensive. How about just making your own? You can start with this easy to make sugar skull mask. It’s made from tulle and doesn’t take any time at all to finish. You’ll need a template, which you can download or draw yourself, as well as tulle, ribbon and a few key crafting supplies to make this one.
18. Upcycled Cardboard Box Mask
Turn an old cereal box…or any other box for that matter…into a really creative Halloween mask with just a few crafting supplies and about an hour of time. Whether your little one wants to go as a zoo animal, a scary shark or just about anything else, you can create a wonderful DIY mask out of upcycled cardboard. You can use your imagination for this one and really get creative…you know, think outside the box!
19. White Flower DIY Halloween Mask
Turn a regular old mask into something of beauty when you add flowers. Silk flowers are so inexpensive and are perfect for creating an elegant mask. Just glue the flowers onto the sides of your mask and you can even add other embellishments like pearls or rhinestones if you really want something elegant. This one is so easy and so creative!
20. DIY Woodland Creatures Masks
Just cut out a basic mask shape from heavy cardstock or a paper plate and then add the decorations to turn that ordinary mask into a woodland creature. You can do any number of animals with this one…you just need to let your imagination run wild. Kids will love these little creatures and you will love how easy and cheap these Halloween masks are to make.