Children love dressing-up and make they are all sorts of heroic characters. This is a fun stage of development for children but, as their interests change from character to character, keeping up with different types of costumes they want to wear can be expensive. To save money and also take part in a creative activity with your child, make masks out of paper for him to wear. Follow these instructions to make a Batman mask out of paper.
Use a pencil to draw a large half circle on a piece of black construction paper. Hold the paper lengthwise to draw the half circle.
Hold the half circle up to your child's face with the circular side up. Use a felt-tip pen to mark where his eyes and nose are.
With the tip of a pair of scissors, cut out small ovals where you marked the eyes and the nose.
Use a second piece of black construction paper to cut out additional pieces for your Batman mask -- two medium-sized triangles that will serve as the ears of the mask, and a small rectangle that will serve as the nose cover.
Attach the triangular ear pieces to both sides of the Batman mask. Curl in the two bottom edges of one triangle slightly so that it is rounded. Staple each one of the curled-in bottom edges to the top left portion of the mask to form one ear. Repeat this process with the second triangle on the top right portion of the mask to form the second ear.
Take the small rectangle and fold it in half vertically. Press the edges together so that a crease forms straight down the middle of the rectangle. You will use the creased rectangle as a cover for the nose. Unfold the rectangle and place it in a vertical position over the oval space you cut out for the nose. Staple each side of the rectangle to each side of the oval space you cut out.
Take two rubber bands and cut them each in half. Staple a rubber strand to each side of the mask. You will use the bands to tie a knot and secure the mask around your child's head.
Things you need
- Black construction paper
- Felt-tip pen
- Two rubber bands