How to Make a Zebra Mask

Written by christina kennedy
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How to Make a Zebra Mask
(masks image by Renata Osinska from

A young elementary level child spends a lot of time in school learning about animals. One of these is the zebra. Zebras are very amazing animals. They have captured the eyes of many little ones for many years. When teaching children about zebras have them make zebra masks to help keep their interest. This is a great craft that can be used as a learning tool or just for an art project.

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Things you need

  • Black yarn
  • White yarn
  • Paper plate
  • Black craft paint
  • White craft paint
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Black construction paper

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  1. 1

    Polk a hole in the paper plate where one eye will be with a pencil. Then take the scissors and cut out a hole for one eye. Repeat for the other eye.

  2. 2

    Help the child paint black and white verticle stripes up and down the back side of the paper plate. The stripes do not have to be a certain width or straight. This will give the zebra character.

  3. 3

    Take the black construction paper and have the kids cut out a nose and ears for the zebra mask. Then glue them on the back side of the paper plate in the correct places.

  4. 4

    Cut the yarn into one-inch strips.

  5. 5

    Help the child glue about five white yarn together on the plate then five black and so on to the top section of the plate making stripes. The amount of yarn does not have to be exactly five as long as a black and white pattern is made.

  6. 6

    Polk holes in the sides of the plate with a pencil or hole puncher. Next, tie a piece of yarn to one side of the mask. Then run it across the back to the other side of the plate and tie it to the other hole. Make sure the yarn is long enough so that the child can place it around her face.

Tips and warnings

  • These directions are just a guide. Just be creative. The kids can make a red nose or a blue and green zebra with glitter. The sky is the limit.
  • If the child is too young to cut with scissors, have an adult cut everything ahead of time.

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