There are lots of mask print-outs available on Activity Village. Shelly and her family have fun trying some of them out in this guest blog post.
Mardi Gras Crafts
Mardi Gras is all about green, purple, gold, sparkle, beads, masks and noise! To help you join in with the celebrations, here are some easy Mardi Gras crafts you can enjoy with your kids, including all the ingredients of a very noisy Mardi Gras band!
No Mardi Gras parade could be complete without a marching drum! Here is how your children can make their own using simple bits and pieces that you almost certainly already have to hand.
This fun Mardi Gras crown is great for kids of all ages - just decorate according to age and ability. The kids will be proud to wear them in their Mardi Gras parade!
These Mardi Gras cup shakers are fun to make and produce a satisfyingly loud noise for your Mardi Gras parade! Our photo of the craft is a little old, but it really did sparkle when we made it!
Kids will have fun making and wearing this fun, floppy Mardi Gras jester hat! Of course, while it looks like a jester hat, it is actually made like a simple crown.
Masks are what Mardi Gras parades are all about, and if you are going to have your own Mardi Gras celebration at home you will need to give the kids free reign in designing their own!
This Mardi Gras necklace is fun to make for all ages, but especially younger kids. Depending on how patient your kids are, you might want to prepare the "beads" in advance!
To make these Mardi Gras shakers you will need to raid the junk cupboard for supplies. Kids can use them in a very noisy Mardi Gras parade!
This Masquerade Mask is fun for kids to make for Mardi Gras or a "masked ball" themed party! It is quick and simple to make, but very effective.
You'll need to start a few days in advance with this to give the mask time to dry, but I think you'll agree that the effect can be spectacular and a worthwhile craft for Mardi Gras!