Mardi Gras is french for “Fat Tuesday,” the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. The holiday is celebrated in a variety of ways including parades and wearing costumes and masks. Help your kids celebrate Mardi Gras this coming Fat Tuesday by making their own masks!

Supplies:

Mardi Gras Mask Supplies

  • Paper (construction paper, cardstock – the sturdier the better)
  • Stick (craft stick, dowel, or a straw will work)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Craft supplies (We used glitter, glue, feathers and ribbon, but you can use whatever you have available.)

Directions:

  1. Cut a letter “B” shape out of your paper making sure the size is right for your child to be able to see through the holes.
  2. Mardi Gras Mask 1

  3. Decorate the mask! The older your child, the more elaborate your decorations can be. We kept it simple and added some glitter, curly ribbons and feathers using the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold.
  4. Mardi Gras Mask 2

    Mardi Gras Mask 3

    Mardi Gras Mask 4

    Mardi Gras Mask 5

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    Mardi Gras Mask 7

    Mardi Gras Mask 8

  5. Attach your stick with tape.
  6. Mardi Gras Mask 9

  7. You’re ready to celebrate!
  8. Mardi Gras Mask 10

Originally written for and posted on the now-defunct My OH! Momma website.