Halloween Masks

Description: Made from paper plates, this project is a great back up project for kids around Halloween. Teaching kids to respect differences by using different personas. You can also have the kids create a group Halloween play on acceptance.

No. Lib. 2014

Project Ideas: respecting differences, acceptance, recycling, body kinesthetic, theater

Author: Kashief Butler, Gabriella Latona, Felicia Weaver

Grade level or Target Age Range: Preschool to Elementary

Vocabulary: color, shape, texture, theater, respecting differences

Materials: paper plates, crayons, markers, colorful construction paper, scissors, glue.

Anticipatory Set: different Halloween imagery like witches and ghosts. You can even use popular Halloween stories.


First cut out holes for the eyes, nose, and mouth. ( 10 minutes )
Have students cut out and glue on colorful shapes to their mask (10 – 15 minutes)
Then let students color in and decorate the rest of their mask (10 – 15 minutes )
When students finish, have them present their masks (10 – 15 minutes)
Discussion: Have kids talk about the masks and the other students wearing them. Are the students any different because they put the masks on? Did it change their appearance and their personalities?

Instructional Reflection:

It may benefit kids to do multiple masks. They can then be broken up into groups to create a Halloween play.

References :
Exercises – Acting Exercises for kids
Smithsonian Museum – masks of different cultures

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