Make your own Halloween masks. The fun (and economic) way to get kids into Halloween!

DIY craft Halloween masks via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

The boy’s made the masks (which I pre bought) by decorating them with glitter, crépe paper, tissue paper and paint.

Halloween can be so unrated in the UK. It’s something that I really love as I think it is the ideal time for children to really indulge in their creative and imaginative sides!

I spend hours trawling pinterest at this time of year to find fun foods, craft ideas and DIY costumes for the boys to enjoy. There are so many things out there for them to get involved in, even for little ones of Toby’s age.

So this year we have made a few things (sun catchers, pom pom spiders and meringue ghouls to name a few!), but one of my favourite things, which I will treasure forever is the Halloween masks the boys have made this year. I am going to confess that I am a bit of a cheat, we pre bought the paper mâché masks and the boys decorated them using crépe paper, tissue paper, glitter, funky feathers and paint.

You can buy the pre made masks here and decorate them yourself, which I honestly think is the best course of action if you are a busy mama, especially this late in the day as you won’t really have time to make the paper mâché and let it dry, then decorate it and let it dry.

The boy’s masks are really dear to me but they are really basic, crazy and unlikely to win any talent contests! With that in mind, I thought I would share a few pictures of the wonderful DIY masks that have inspired me, all using paper mâché or other really easy to get hold of supplies!

DIY crafts Halloween masks via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

Funky, traditional design for a halloween mask (done using paper mâché and a pre bought mask from the same place I ordered ours!)

DIY crafts Halloween masks via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

This pin was automatically sent to my Halloween board for being super cool. 10 different cardboard mask designs from handmadecharlotte.com

DIY crafts Halloween masks via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

Felt is a great last minute mask craft option, you can glue it to cardboard or thick card to create a solid impression, or not if you choose.

DIY crafts Halloween masks via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

Another hugely tradtional mask, decorated using paints.

DIY crafts Halloween masks via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

Made from cardboard, why not try something like this and team it with a homemade sword!? Found via allfortheboys.com

DIY crafts Halloween masks via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

I love this idea, and the way Reuben behaves when he sees a falling leaf, he would too. We may well buy another mask and give this a go just for fun by sticking leaves (these a faux, hence the reason they look so perfect!) onto a pre made shell! Found via Magpies Masquerie on Etsy.

 

Harriet x

1 Comment

  1. Ashley
    September 27, 2016 / 4:59 am

    Would love to know how you built the knight helmet … would you be willing to send me some instruction ??

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