This wasn’t part of our Enchanted Forest week, per say but when your daughter asks for a Unicorn mask in the middle of trying to navigate online kindergarten you figure out how to make it for her! This is another craft made out of recycling! I really love being able to show my kids how to take something that is going to get discarded and recycled and turn it into something fun and pretty!
Uncorrugated cardboard is my favorite! It’s thin enough to cut with scissors but sturdy enough to usually stand up to being played with!
Making the mask shape was a little challenging because her face is so little but with a few tries we got it close. The front is covered in recycled white paper–obviously you could paint it if you’d rather. If you use paper I glued the paper on not worrying about the edges and then trimmed around the outside edges and the eye holes. You can see from this picture that we layered the tissue paper from behind to create the mane. You can cut it or tear it. You lay down the shortest layer first, then middle and then tallest. We also had to trim it after we had all the layers in place.
Pretty simple and it is one of Lillian’s favorite dress up items which makes me feel pretty good! You can have your kid involved as much as you want. I had Lillian glue down the white paper and help me with the tissue paper–she of course added the eyeshadow.
This method could also be applied to monster, dragons, fairies and any other creatures you can think of making.
I hope you are all well, and more craftiness will be coming tomorrow!