How to Make Monkey Masks for Kids

Updated April 17, 2017

Kids love to put on costumes and play dress up, whether it's for Halloween, a school project or just for fun. Animal costumes, such as monkeys, are some of the most popular among kids. One of the most convenient monkey costume accessories for children is a mask. Getting the look right for a monkey mask may seem difficult, but it is actually very simple. With common craft supplies, any child can make his own costume monkey mask.

Cut out an oval of brown construction paper that is 11 inches long and 8 inches wide. This will form the base of the mask.

Cut out a circle of beige construction paper that is 5 inches in diameter. Glue this circle to the lower half of the brown oval to form the snout area of the mask, aligning the bottom edge of the circle with the bottom edge of the oval.

Draw a nose and mouth onto the beige circle of the mask. Cut out two holes in the mask corresponding to the location of the eyes.

Cut out two circles of brown construction paper that are each 3 inches in diameter. Cut out two circles of beige construction paper that are each 2 inches in diameter.

Glue the beige circles of paper onto the middle of the brown circles of paper to form the ears. Glue the ears to the top of the mask on either side.

Punch a hole into the middle of each side of the mask. Cut two 12-inch long strings.

Tie a string to each of the holes in the side of the mask. Secure the mask on the head by tying the two pieces of string together.

Things You'll Need

  • Brown constructions paper
  • Beige construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker
  • Hole punch
  • Craft string
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Courtney Clark studied English, creative writing, film and history at Southern Virginia University from 2005 through 2008, earning a Bachelor of Arts. During her time at SVU, Clark participated in the English Honors Society and the university's film club.