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In need of a last-minute mask to make for Mardi Gras? These paper Mardi Gras masks are perfect for all your preschool holiday fun!
As you prepare your Mardi Gras activities for kids, be sure to provide ideas for fun masquerade masks that your little ones will love making and wearing throughout the festivities.
Some of these are just print, color, and go while others allow kids to create and decorate the masks. All are perfect for last-minute Mardi Gras ideas for kids.
Most of these preschool crafts can be created with very little prepwork. Others might require a little assistance from a grown-up.
Paper Mardi Gras Masks
Which of these fun Mardi Gras masks for kids will you make first?
While this Mardi Gras mask is made from a painted paper plate, it could just as easily be made from yellow cardstock or construction paper. Homeschool Preschool
This DIY paper mask is made from different colors of construction paper. And, cutting the paper feathers is a great fine motor muscle builder! The Joy of Sharing
Here’s a post that is written in French, but that’s okay. Scroll down past the animal masks to find a link to a free printable carnival mask that is perfect for Mardi Gras. Minabulle
Gather some feathers, rhinestones, and sequin craft trim to create one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras masks with free printable templates. Birds Party
Kids will love customizing this printable Mardi Gras mask craft in their favorite colors and designs. Pool Noodles and Pixie Dust
This sweet handprint Mardi Gras mask for kids will become a treasured keepsake documenting your child’s growth if they make them a few years in a row. Fun Handprint Art Blog
Print this Mardi Gras mask template on colored cardstock for a quick and easy base to be decorated by your little ones. WooJr
Kids will love how easy it is to print, cut, and decorate this printable Mardi Gras mask. If you have feathers, glitter, or glitter glue they can make it even more fancy! Skip to My Lou
Preschoolers can decorate their own printable Mardi Gras mask craft to make it their own design. Kids Activities Blog
When you add festive colored sequins to this masquerade Mardi Gras mask, kids will be ready to party! Messy Little Monster
Here’s another fun handprint Mardi Gras mask that’s simple enough for toddlers to make! Babies to Bookworms
Kids Books About Mardi Gras
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Mardi Gras books for kids. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Jenny Giraffe’s Mardi Gras Ride – Riding along with Jenny Giraffe, children learn all there is to know about this spirited holiday! Discover the history of Mardi Gras from king cakes and festive colors to parades, floats, and “throws”!
Mimi’s First Mardi Gras – Colorful illustrations of the rich cultural celebration re-create the look and mood of Carnival.
Mardi Gras – In Mardi Gras, early readers will learn about this American festival and the ways people celebrate it.
This adorable carnival themed sensory kit will keep your krewe occupied during play dates or while you’re waiting for the parades to start!
This pretend play felt food king cake is perfect for a Mardi Gras loving little baker. This king cake will be a fun addition to a little one’s play kitchen and an added element to pretend play. It even comes with a felt baby.